Half-watched this with my folks, having only seen the very first installment.
Things that held my interest:
- Silly character names
- Elizabeth Banks's costumes, especially during a rebel wedding for which everyone else apparently got the memo that potato sacks constituted the dress code
- The elaborate and self-destructive nature of the Indiana Jones-esque death trap "pods"
- One particular character who dies, because I've seen Top Gun and, more importantly, Hot Shots
Could this have been a game-changing psychedelic, philosophical sci-fi epic of gargantuan proportions, somehow bankrolled by a Hollywood studio? I guess, but I sure as hell wouldn't have ponied up the money for a project like this, with only a weighty scrapbook and a surrealistic supergroup helmed by an excitable madman to recommend it.
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