This Nazis-with-supernatural-weapons horror schlock drags its feet getting to its fantastical elements and then does absolutely nothing interesting with them, just wallows in dull, rote gore and grue.
Style and humor galore, and a hugely entertaining performance from Tom Cruise. But should a true story of immense governmental corruption be quite this fun?
In a year when badass women are obviously doing very well for Hollywood, this is no explanation for this beyond unthinking, reflexive sexism.
That mind-blowing moment when the Doctor realizes what’s going on! And the next mind-blowing moment when you realize none of it hangs together!
Works for your appreciation with gasp-inducing action sequences and an ethos that has fun with its legacy while moving in a new direction.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is one of the orgs for which I help choose year-end best-ofs.
Doubles down on the first film’s angry approach to inequality and violence, and again reflects an image of America that is ugly but only slightly distorted.
I am unsatisfied with my review, I am mean to Tom Cruise in my head, and the secret reason the film is opening in the UK a week before the US. So three things.
A witty, clever, character-driven bit of science fiction wonderfulness, full of suspense, surprise, tension, and an unexpected poignancy.
About 25 minutes of footage from the film and a Q&A with director Doug Liman reveals some pleasant surprises (and a reason to worry). No spoilers!