This remake is not only worse than the first film, but worse to the point of unwatchability.
The way in which it is presented by first-time feature director Lara Jean Gallagher is slow, awkward, and pretentious.
Disposable action entertainment – a throw-away title that’s not bad enough to turn off but not good enough to seek out.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
A weird cross between "District 9" and "The Battle of Algiers" that doesn’t do either of those apparent inspirations justice.
Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.
This example of prepackaged horror is so by-the-numbers that even the jump-scares don’t cause much of a jump.
There’s plenty of visual pizzazz and action but the movie is geared more for those interested in getting their MCU fix than being fully immersed in a unique superhero experience.
An individual’s appreciation may rest on a previous love of the stage play; others are more likely to throw up a hairball than purr in contentment.
The gallows humor is pervasive, giving the production, which sometimes crosses over a line into outright parody, a quirky tone.