This is a fascinating, unsettling, incoherent mess of a film.
Imagine a mash-up between The Omen, The X-Files, Mean Streets and Dirty Harry, with a smidgen of Cronenberg-esque body horror thrown in just for giggles.
The plot is barely comprehensible, but it's still quite watchable.
Great casting, good performances and nice CGI eye-candy. This film has almost everything going for it except for one small detail: the script.
James Vanderbilt penned one of my all-time favorite movies -- Zodiac -- so I had high hopes. These hopes were dashed as I watched the skeleton of a standard superhero origin story become clothed in the flesh of an insipid Nicholas Sparks-style melodrama.
If they stick with this ultra-saccharine tone for the sequel, count me out.