ReelViews for movies starring 'Oscar Isaac'
Garland’s unwillingness to compromise has resulted in a film whose ideas and philosophy demand thought and dissection and are not easily dismissed or forgotten.
This is a cautionary tale about where technology could be leading and its low-key, claustrophobic approach lends an immediacy that many bigger, grander spectacles lack.
A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.
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.”
Although at times overwrought and overtly manipulative, the film as a whole is like a kick to the gut.
Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.