A screaming deluge of metal and rubber devoid of drama, suspense, and elegance. Instead it’s random vehicular chaos enacted with the same energy of a four-year-old smashing his toys into one another.
Nostalgic without being mindlessly retro; a sweet, heartfelt girl-and-her-alien-robot-car action-adventure buddy dramedy that hits all the right notes. Hailee Steinfeld is terrific, and there’s not a whiff of Michael Bay to be found.
This is ridiculous.
I don’t mean that as a compliment, and I don’t think my fellow critic Tony Zhou does either…
Stupid sexist Michael Bay.
Rearranger of space and time Michael Bay has reached a level of aggressive self-actualization that perhaps no other human being has reached before.
Including Snowpiercer! (Which I had to cheat a little to get access to.)
Astonishingly, sexy blonde 19-year-old Nicola Peltz is actually playing Mark Wahlberg’s daughter, not his girlfriend. Progress!
The calendar has turned, a new year is here, and it’s a good time to look ahead.