Sketchy character development and poor world-building keep the film and its protagonists at arm’s length.
A series of loosely connected skits, this lacks a coherent narrative and appears to have been targeted almost exclusively at the pre-teen crowd.
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Nudity)
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Omari Hardwick, Matthias Schweighofer, Tig Notaro, Raul Castillo, Samantha Win, Theo Rossi, Garret Dillahunt, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada
Snyder takes some chances, doesn’t skimp on the gore, and offers a shock or two.
There comes a point when the weirdness and non-standard storytelling ceases to be effective and becomes a detriment.
Joshua M. Lester’s central character is affable and the movie breezes by, never threatening to overstay its welcome.