The dance number was weird and kinda unnecessary and took me out of the film, but other than that, this is beautiful.
So white. Why is it that all the people of color that are known for achieving amazing things in the name of science always have to have a white mediator? Can we get a Hollywood movie that is about a person of color that doesn't force the viewer to acknowledge that the white (supposedly supporting) character is such a Good Person™ for supporting and believing in them? Or maybe one that doesn't have a white person supporting character at all?
I didn't think I'd like this movie, but I actually really really did. The visual effects and everything were incredible, and the acting was solid all around, I think. I'm not a Kevin Hart fan, and not a huge fan of Jack Black either, but both of them were hilarious in this without being too distasteful. I loved Jack Black's voice the whole time. Every time his character talked, it made me smile.
The only thing that irked me was "Nigel" saying "Jumuhnji". Did no one notice that? That wasn't just his accent....
Great movie! I definitely will be watching this again.
I think it was a bit spoiled for me by the fact that I've seen Sleepless in Seattle so many times. I already knew how this movie ended. :( I bet I would have cried if I hadn't already known the ending and hadn't been remembering Rita Wilson's famous scene. I kept going "Oh, this is that part!" "Oh, yeah!" :(