Expectations are a funny thing. Had I seen Pokémon Detective Pikachu, oh, six months ago – before the first trailer set the internet into a tizzy at the prospect that this film might actually be good – I would’ve have been pleasantly surprised.
This is an uneven but thoroughly enjoyable ‘80s-inspired movie – and a surprising upgrade from its predecessor.
There’s no question Holmes & Watson is a bad film. Yet this isn’t as disastrous as you might have been led to believe.
Bumblebee eschews the Escherian excess and all-out warfare of Michael Bay’s films for clean compositions and comparative spatial clarity.
You could forgive Night School’s clichéd, uneven storytelling had it boasted even a couple good jokes …but no.
What turned me around on The Other Side of Hopewas how it married black comedy conventions with an empathetic, humanistic approach.
I love a lot about The Breaker Upperers.
Unfortunately, I don’t love the film itself.