Trolls the viewer and condescends to genre fans. A smirking, tone-deaf parable about racism that is itself racist, including about its made-up orcs and elves.
Feels like a cheap action flick and plays like an unintentional call to end drugs prohibition and the idiotic war between cartels and law enforcement.
David Ayer’s movies need really great actors to pull them off, and I don’t think Arnold Schwarzenegger has the chops for serious drama…
Here are the few films coming in 2014 that are not sequels, remakes, reboots, or based on a stage show, the Bible, young-adult novels, comic books, cartoons, or — someone make it stop — toy lines.
What’s charming and fun here gets a little overwhelmed by too much grossout stuff.
And what makes a perfect movie perfect for you?
David Ayer has pulled off an all-new LAPD cop action drama with a vibrancy so electric that the screen seems to sing from the film’s opening moments, and keeps ringing long after the film ends.
I am very much looking forward to this, and fully expect it to be the same sort of brutal, depressing shit about rampant corruption and general awfulness that David Ayer always brings.