I have zero defensible explanation why, but I guess I secretly hoped it would have a Super 8, Stand by Me, Stranger Things, Close Encounters of the Third Kind vibe but, of course, it does not.
Instead, it's more like It in a Medfield mental hospital funhouse.
Yep. Very yuck. But mostly just really dang busy, FX-driven, hammy, poorly acted, and lame.
I don't know. Battling smoke creatures just ain't my bag. It could have been way more. I'm afraid Josh Boone (who co-wrote and directed it) probably won't get a second shot at the franchise, which breaks my heart, because he's been very clear about having the trilogy already developed in his mind. It's unfortunate he won't get another bite at the apple.
Sitting at 6.2 on IMDB the week before Tenet is rock/hard place, and it'll only go downhill for the next three nights. Then, come Monday, Tenet will eat absolutely everything in sight, and for good reason: It's the first big film since early March, when Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears opened to boos.
Right, it's been that sort of spring.
Like a dear friend said the other day, "2020 has been the longest 10 years of my life."
I hear ya, brother, I hear ya!