A total B-Movie barnburner, obviously going for some sort of Redbox HEAT and totally getting there. Butler is a gift, eating donuts off the ground at crime scenes and confronting his adversaries at shitty Korean BBQ joints instead of iconic LA eateries. But Christian Gudegast also captures it all with a steady assured hand that’s light years more mature than this sort of junk deserves (and those shoot outs are deafening!). Shut the rest of January ‘18 down, this one’s got it in the bag.
The logical conclusion to Caesar's birth - a relentlessly bleak holy crusade waged by humans against their superior simian creations. The fact that this is a summer tentpole is just remarkable, as its relentlessly bleak and tiptoes right up to the line of being cruel. We'd be lucky if every blockbuster franchise put this much stock in genuine pathos and dramatic stakes, all while pushing CGI into new emotional territory. Reeves has got the goods. Keep him as far from Batman movies as possible.