Adding a dash of gore and an undercooked romance cannot save this meandering road trip movie from slipping into monotony and boredom.
Director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore effort becomes the first high-profile dud of the 2022 autumn season.
Stiff acting, an increasingly hard-to-swallow storyline, and an atrociously bad ending torpedo "Gone in the Night", making it unworthy of even a streamed view.
With wooden acting, a plodding storyline, and several cringeworthy changes from the source material, the 2022 version indeed starts a fire – a dumpster fire.
In terms of storytelling, excitement, and overall entertainment value, "Blacklight" is a black hole.
An unnecessary extra chapter for a story that had already lasted too long.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-03-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Lana Wachowski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Christina Ricci, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Yaha Abdul-Mateen II, Carrie-Ann Moss, Lambert Wilson
For fans of the series, it’s a betrayal that deserves to be ignored and forgotten as soon as possible.
Under Lester’s aegis, "Superman III" loses its identity, never emerging as a true superhero adventure or a full-blown parody.
A day-glo, forgettable rom-com demanding minimal attention that rewards those make it through the 90-minute brain-dead experience with the expected sappy ending.
An unfortunate example of what happens when the financial gains of a stand-alone film cause everyone involved to envision a franchise-in-the-making.