Writer/director Jacob Estes has come to the project with a clever concept but his execution is weak, contradictory, and confusing.
A glimpse of The Zombie Apocalypse according to hipster director Jim Jarmusch and actor Bill Murray (with all that entails).
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Simon Kinberg
Cast: James McAvoy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain
Suffers from a massive narrative condensation that not only mutes the film’s emotional impact but creates an erratic tone.
A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.
The creative muscles flexed by Burton have allowed this version to exist as more than just a fancy live-action retread.