In terms of storytelling, excitement, and overall entertainment value, "Blacklight" is a black hole.
This lazily-plotted heist comedy may find favor with children while causing more than a few adults to doze off.
Although it functions as a warped, modern-day fairy tale, there’s more than a little bit of truth to be found just beneath the surface.
Brings back memories of when “horror” meant more than an assembled sequence of shocks and blood-soaked cliches.
U.S. Release Date: 2022-08-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: David Leitch
Cast: Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock, Michael Shannon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Joey King, Benito A Martinez Ocasio
There’s a time and a place for mayhem, and that’s essentially what "Bullet Train" is: two hours of fights, carnage, and witty repartee.
It’s Agatha Christie crossed with "Euphoria," and mostly works as both a slasher murder mystery and a drug/alcohol-fueled Gen Z soap opera.
At a time when many comic book franchises are seeking to go bigger, this down-to-earth approach offers a welcome reprieve.