The problem with 21 & Over is that it is marketed and presented as a comedy. Well, a teen comedy - one that tries to catch that familiar demographic that most of us have been acquainted with.
The problems start when a comedy fails to make you laugh.
This film has no original ideas, poorly executed dialogue, nonsensical plot devices that are absolutely abysmal in places and, at best, plain Jane actors that have little to no screen presence or likeability.…
The third outing for Tony Stark is perhaps the most high octane, witty, explosive and emotionally compelling entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Full of spectacle and meaty performances, it would be almost impossible to not have a great time. On my own personal level, however - I found certain elements of the story was not explored enough and purely placed for convenience. While also losing that certain magic of 'Iron Man' through a mass overuse of a very specific and pivotal aspect of the entire series. In turn leaving a slight bittersweet taste.
A thrilling mix of post-modern dystopian sensibilities with great visuals, graphic & gory violence and that familiar Verhoeven satire. The opening 30-40 minutes play alot on that line, but then it spirals out into an almost swashbuckling adventure as we follow Quaid and Melina - complete with exhilarating pursuits, a rather menacing presence in the form of Michael Ironside and a neat little double cross that keeps the plates spinning. It's no classic, but its interesting and thoughful story as well as visual flair make this quite the delight.