There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to justifiable criticisms, but I truly had a blast with this. Incredibly cheesy, some exceptionally iffy acting, and absolute silliness from the plot. But I thought the fights were incredibly entertaining, the gore was exactly what I wanted, and there’s some fun to be had with the ensemble. Really, really hoping for a sequel
I don’t understand half of what happened in this film. Maybe I’m an idiot, but this felt borderline incoherent between the numerous interweaving cases, enormous set of characters with different and often changing motivations. I don’t even really know what it was about. I’ll probably watch it again and maybe if more things connect I’ll like it more, but for now it stands as PTA’s weakest by a wide margin.
That being said, Phoenix and Brolin are phenomenal.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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