It might only be a minor adjustment to shift a story traditionally centred on teen boys to teen girls, but it makes all the difference.
There’s a gem of a great idea at the heart of Stuber. Specifically, shoving Kumail Nanjiani in the midst of an ‘80s buddy cop film.
Murder Mystery anchors itself squarely in modern-day, sad-sack jean shorts Sandler – and it pays off.
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.