|Release Date:||June 12, 2019|
|Review Date:||June 14, 2019|
|Genre(s):||Comedy, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy|
Abominable. Disastrous. Laughable. Sux.
5.5 is generous.
No heart, completely derivative, and smug from start to finish. (Smug being a VERY repellant way to act for two whole hours.)
I could hardly stand it, and the three people I was with agreed.
We generally enjoy Chris Hemsworth, but counting the last two outings of Thor and Avengers respectively, and now MIB, it seems that smug is his only gear. Wore thin three years ago. I do hope he leaps beyond that rut.
Tessa Thompson feels completely miscast, as does Liam Neeson, and Kumail Nanjiani's character "Pawny" feels like this installment's ode to Jar Jar Binks. (Best case, a comedic foil inserted at the 11th hour in the editing room as a last-ditch effort to make one scintilla of the movie likable.)
And good grief, what in the world were Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Steven Spielberg (of all people!) thinking?!?
All these people are better than this.
Madness. Sheer madness.