It’s a film of modest promises that never oversteps.
There’s lots of moments to like, but it falls just short of greatness.
A satisfying endpoint must be conjured without losing the absurdity of the hook, a balance Cocaine Bear strikes uneasily.
Ant-Man is being asked to kick off Phase 5 of the wayward universe, a challenge he rises to meet.
Baumbach has made a deeply strange film, and he managed to make it big, loud, and potently concerned with the things that keep us up at night. And he made it hilarious. God bless him.
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.