With its melancholy regret and bittersweet nostalgia, this is far superior to the 1986 blockbuster. But as the sun goes down on American imperialism here, the last-gasp celebration of it unsettles.
Familiar in its overall storytelling arcs about risktaking and redemption, but also a sincere tribute to our new firefighting heroes for a warmer planet.
Postcard-pretty, unusual for a science fiction flick, but shockingly derivative.
Plus: Should Hollywood stop pandering to dorks? Does the flopping of Mars Needs Moms spell the end of 3D? Why is Katie Holmes failing to charm America?
When I first heard about this, I thought it meant that Edgar Wright was going to remake The Black Hole. And while I generally disapprove of remakes over original stories, I would love to see what Wright would do with such a project. Alas, it’s just that Wright is talking about the film while we … more…