Calling a movie a “fairy tale” is not a sufficient reason to abandon things like intelligent plotting and compelling character development.
This titanic smackdown, the first of the kaiju cage matches, represents cheese at its ripest.
U.S. Release Date: 2019-08-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Director: Andrea Berloff
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, Margo Martindale, James Badge Dale, Common, Domhnall Gleeson, Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Camp
It reminds us that female-centered gangster movies can be just as generic and forgettable as those featuring male characters.
Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
A paint-by-numbers, creatively bankrupt “comedy” emerging from a studio system that has largely forgotten what it means to be genuinely funny.