A generally well-made but ultimately unsurprising excursion into the supernatural.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Brie Larson, Woddy Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Josh Caras, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Ella Anderson, Chandler Head, Max Greenfield
An Oscar-wannabe that didn’t make the cut and is being released in mid-August hoping to find a small audience.
The movie has its pleasures but not enough of them to make it worth the heavy time investment.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Sean Gunn
Marvel’s mainline superheroes may have fallen into a rut but that ailment hasn’t afflicted this group of mismatched misfits.
Emotionally satisfying and, excepting some contortions during the final act, intellectually rewarding.
At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.
Visually compelling but tone deaf.
It’s the proverbial breath of fresh air blowing through a stale industry.
Despite its uneven tone, the film is compelling and, perhaps more importantly, relevant.