This movie belongs with Catwoman, Elektra and Fant4stic. Tom Hardy at first seems like he may give a Nic Cage level Ghost Rider performance but ends up a Wiseau.
Laughably bad but frustratingly terrible. It's the movie Amy Pascal deserves.
I consider myself a sizable Rodriguez fan and someone that's been wanting more Latino representation in blockbuster films so I was rooting for it too...
But it's a mess. An aimless, convoluted, yet cliched plot that induces tedium when it should be inspiring awe, bad performances (especially from Alita and her love interest, whom I shall refer to as Joseph Gordon Lite), weightless action (both dramatically and physically), and one of the most egregious non-endings this side of World War…
Yorgos Lanthimos does it again and I won't be surprised if his newest film "the Favourite" will sweep all the awards. It's gorgeous, strange, funny, twisted and a loving recreation of a tumultuous period of political manipulation and incompetence that feels far too prescient. Even if you're usually offput by period dramas, I would urge you to see this one. It avoids the stuffy cliches that come with the territory and instead goes for indulgent eccentricity and virulent duplicity and manipulation. I wouldn't expect anything less from the director of Dogtooth and the Lobster.
A character says "you dig on multiverses" and Ryan Phillipe plays a man addicted to trash picking that when magically wished into being cool, he becomes a smooth jazz player that puts on private shows for his daughter and her friends who then refer to him as "hot sauce."
It's clearly a masterpiece.