Although enjoyable in its own offbeat way, it’s more for Miyazaki completists than mainstream audiences.
The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.
Devoid of complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists, "Aquaman" seems strangely out-of-step with where the genre is going.
Almost hypnotic in its unhurried and unvarnished study of one middle-aged Japanese man and the way his perspective of life changes, the movie is deserving of the universal praise it has received.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, Nicolas Cage, Zoe Kravitz, Mahershala Ali, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin
A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.
"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.