Watchable, but only just. Much like the film's plot, it attempts to be earth shattering, and instead just throws a lot of dirt around and makes a bit of a mess. Some good character work (Nightcrawler & Quicksilver are the most fun/interesting), but much of the powerhouse actors are given the same old story to tread yet again.
"Gee, Magneto, I know you want to kill everyone but don't you remember we're friends? Stop it!"
"Okay. I will."
Pretty bland and repetitive. Well, at least they acknowledge that the third movie is always the worst!
Whoever makes trailers in Hollywood needs to go away. On the one hand, the trailer for this film did its job. It successfully convinced me to see the film. The downside, of course, is that very nearly all of the best moments of the film are undercut by having been prominently featured in the trailer. They still work in situ, of course, but the punch would probably have been better without having seen them.
Still, overall, The Nice Guys is…
Even without having ever read the comic, I somehow feel that I can assure any fan that this is the best adaptation they will ever hope to see. The action is great, the conceit is superb, and it doesn't try to put on airs or be something it isn't. It's just a great action film, with some great characters.
Removed a star because, let's face it, that helmet is just a tad too big for Urban's head. That or his…