Michael Coombs’s review published on Letterboxd:
Imagine making a movie with almost all Asian actors and setting it almost entirely in Japan and then having all your characters speak English 98% of the movie. I know this is aimed at kids - mostly teens - but that still seems ultra weak to me. Lazy. Insulting even. You think Marvel will do the same thing with Shang-Chi? Yeah right.
Speaking of the teenagers this movie is supposed to be for, my niece fell asleep during this and I can’t really blame her. I also wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking this was bad, but I’ll say it was on the border of being passably entertaining. I was never a big G.I. Joe guy so any fan service stuff is over my head - including the reveal at the end.
Samara Weaving has charisma and pops when she’s on screen. She’s one to watch.