Wow - a 4?! I was hardly rushing to see it, but that's a proper kicking! Considered possible viewing for the weekend, but I'll put it on a backburner now. Renting Riders Of Justice instead, so high hopes for that.
It's certainly not going to win any awards but would think most will like it. I bet Kermode will slag it off. I use him normally to watch what he slags off.Watched it before the review. Wish I'd read the review first. Typically overindulgent Netflix nonsense, ridiculous that they could waste $200M on this. Agree with every word Tom wrote.
RR was in overdrive, trying to overcompensate, Rock looked out of his depth, held back, and off his game, and Gal was doing a complete Willis and phoning it in. It really wanted this to be good, or at least fun, but the best I can say about it is that it isn't offensively bad like 6 Underground.
It's an absolute half-assed shrug of a movie.
It's certainly not going to win any awards but would think most will like it. I bet Kermode will slag it off. I use him normally to watch what he slags off.
Netflix seems to know what people like to watch, not make movies for reviewers.
Not every movie is going to be an Award winner. It's not a must watch but equally not a "wish to have 2hrs back" movie.You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger. Maybe it'll win a Razzie.
"Switch your brain off and give it a watch"I always give em a watch when rated low.
Great film, some good laughs, great locations, 3 (+1) great actors, story twists, far fetched and unbelievable but great fun.
A 7 from me. I preferred it to Rock in his Jungle Cruise film.
Switch your brain off and give it a watch
You just gave it a 6/10! I have it at a 7 so not much difference. Certainly way off a 4 but reviewer likes his own stuff as we all do. No right/wrong score as it's all individual."Switch your brain off and give it a watch"
Given how many people on here seem to give this kind of generic Netflix toss a free pass, I wonder if brains are ever actially switched on.
No offense to you personally of course, it just irks me. The reason these kind of uninspired, copy n' paste excretions keep getting shat is because people KEEP watching them...
'6/10 - ok I suppose, passed the time...' etc etc.
Little depressing I must say...
This exactly, watch the trailer you know exactly what it's going to be, and watch it or not. It's not like there isn't far more to watch than you could ever have time for.the vast majority of all films made in the history of cinema will not reach a review score of 6
there are very few (if any) original stories or even combinations of stories at this stage
so I am in the camp that it is tough to criticise Netflix as much as seems to be happening for failing to hit a standard consistently that no one really consistently achieves. especially given the quantity of stuff that they produce.
there is nothing wrong with producing something that is a "bit by the numbers" if entertaining to a significant number of people.
i watched the trailer and this was pretty much exactly what i expected
Thanks for well written review.