I liked the changes in the story - it felt more like a retelling of the same theme than a remake of the movie (which would still have had mutants and Mars in it).
Interestingly, though the general plot was the same, there doesn't seem to have been as much exposition in this movie. There were some subtle character points made that could easily have been lost if you tuned out for 30 seconds, but were major points in the…
I saw this film because it came on while my 4yo daughter was watching Disney Jr.
Now, I have no idea why it was on that channel. Quite frankly, it seemed to be aimed at an older age than the usual programming they have, and I don't think it was at all suitable for a 4yo.
Not a bad movie though.
What an utterly ridiculous movie. The weird comic book effects, the nonsensical storyline, the completely over-the-top "magic" effects and so on.
I loved it!
Michael Cera fit the role really well, though it certainly matched the "young and awkward" stereo-type he's fallen into. The choreographed fight scenes were very well done, and the crazy visual effects fit the action really well.
If you value a story, this is definitely not the movie for you. But if you want a film that requires very little thought, incorporates some nice action sequences and has really quite impressive visual effects, I would heartily recommend it.
I loved the first 10 minutes of this movie. They managed to pack in backstory, character introduction, inter-character conflict and a crisis in need of resolution, all during a single action sequence. It felt like a masterful piece of storytelling that so many films get completely wrong.
From there the story followed the expected path, but done in such a manner that it felt natural, and not at all forced.
Combined with some really nice graphics, this was overall a enjoyable movie to watch.