ReelViews for movies starring 'Jack Black'
"The D Train" is a darkly humorous look at a disagreeable character and will appeal to those who don't mind movies that venture into unsettling territory to make points and elicit laughter.
The film, which captures the feel if not the full charm of the written stories, comes across as an autopilot low-scare monster movie targeted at 7 and 8-year olds.
Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay doesn’t bother to entice or interest any parents who might be in the audience.
Feels a little too much like a money grab and, although moderately entertaining on a popcorn level, there’s a sense of missed opportunity.
An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.