ReelViews for movies starring 'James McAvoy'
Brash, energetic, and exhilarating, any points it loses because of a lack of originality are gained back as a result of Theron’s dedication.
The narrative is choppy, the tension is less pervasive than it should be, and there’s no ending.
It should satisfy fans - both die-hard and casual - but there’s nothing special about this production and many will (rightly) see it as “just another comic book movie.”
Screenwriter Max Landis has reduced Mary Shelly’s cautionary tale to a bad comic book, bereft of soul and intelligence.