born in a lightning storm and dancing for pennies under an overpass.
Watched via DOC NYC streaming for 100 minutes before learning there were optional subtitles (but I assume the normal presentation is without the select hard subs, which can be infuriating even with a cranked up soundbar).
Imagine the most contrived super villain plot you can about hiring a country to provide drugs and guns, a lair in Africa and nearly a decade of infiltrating a seemingly benign fringe group made up of the unemployed who could broker an international arms…
As a person who grew up mostly in D.C. proper you have no idea how happy I was to see spatially correct location shots (aside from the Landmark Mall, which is in Arlington, VA) even if they cheated and made the Smithsonian's party location be the Swiss-or-Icelandic Embassy.
But you know, monkey's paw and all that such a film had to be this. For a brief moment in the CG final battle I thought we'd almost escape the self-satirical "comic…