My 2012 review at Twitch:
"I think they were searching for monsters... and found each other."
This bit of dialogue isn't the tagline for Resolution, and in fact isn't even spoken about the protagonists (the reverse would be closer to the truth), but it does offer a hint of the film's quietly mythic power. And yes, I did indeed just say "mythic."
Resolution's seemingly reckless embrace of big risks -- and bigger opportunities -- is evident in just the first…
Very diverting, and with a good number of laughs, but sadly its failure to put a critical lens on *anything* ultimately gives it an empty, almost self-congratulatory perspective. Yes, we all know "geeks" feel welcome and like part of a big family at events like Comic-Con; depicting some of that is fine, even expected. But is that situation ever exploited? Also, much is made about how Comic-Con is no longer about comics, how the dealers are suffering, and so on,…