U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown
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The movie feels like what it is – a moderately low-budget action/adventure outing designed primarily for the Asian market.
Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.
The movie touches on issues of duality and psychology but often uses shock tactics to shake things up.
A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.
With doses of magic realism icing a cake assembled using layers of Jungian psychology and quantum mechanics, the movie goes in ambitious and unconventional directions.
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A kluge of bad science and worse science fiction clichés, it tries to be atmospheric and scary but succeeds only at being frustrating and tedious.