It’s more of a meta thought experiment than it is a Rescue Rangers movie — but honestly a sincere Rescue Rangers movie wouldn’t really work. It’s a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? made by the kids that saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit? With all the tools and references of 2022.
The first movie was entertaining for being what Disney and Pixar were not. The second one went further and had a had a slightly more nuanced story. The third movie retreads any and all character development that occurred and is no longer a novel outlier against Disney and Pixar. A bored writer’s room punching up an outline.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I had been pretty disappointed in the Matrix sequels, and the other Wachowski output hasn’t appealed to me, so I was a little skeptical I would like this new film at all, but there is something in there. It does have a reason to exist, but that reason is because it is meta in a way that most people wouldn’t really dare to do.
The opening, where we witness someone witnessing and commenting on someone else making a reproduction of…