Uses reliable science fiction/time travel/alien invasion tropes in ways that could be interesting but ultimately turn out to be regurgitations of stories we’ve seen before.
Too little use of a rich palette of music and too much peddling of important themes like diversity and the evils of cultural appropriation.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.
Falls prey to two common problems: (1) predictable, uninspired humor, and (2) inept attempts to inject drama into the proceedings during the last act.
The film fumbles its lame narrative and, although some of MacFarlane's jokes are hilarious, they're just blips on the radar.
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