Underrated this one.
Was totally wrong here. Stevie transforms a frankly terrible novel into a fun and invigorating adventure movie. It has some astonishing visuals- that first race sequence is a stunner.
Yeah, I know. Shouldn’t be front-page news that Spielberg made a good movie, but it seemed like the concept was insurmountable. But it works.
Full review at Vanyaland.