At the level you want it to be: Elba frantically punching a lion.
Love and Thunder is, quite simply, a mess.
It’s still an overstuffed show, but in building up the relationships audiences truly care about, season 3’s existential musings become time well spent.
It doesn’t try to go to infinity and beyond. Instead, it tells a simple story well and without a lot of fuss.
A bitter disappointment because, while it brings the dinosaurs, it fails to tell a solid story.
Wanders from MCU standards without completely losing the trail, and every strange cranny it finds proves enlivening.
A beautifully bloody empty shell, which is just enough for me.
No, the myth that superhero movies have to choose between being bombastic, money-making productions or contemplative allegories is just that, a myth, and Zhao had the potential to bring the false dichotomy crashing down. Unfortunately, the picture she’s made may just reinforce it.
Instead of delivering glorious sandworms it just lies there like a slug, and it isn’t even in self-defense..
Jungle Cruise is not the artistically devoid offering you may have feared, but it’s not stretching itself to be anything too great, either. Instead, it settles for being a lark, and its winning cast nails the frivolous good time it aims to be.