Mike Thorn’s review published on Letterboxd:
*60fps (?) 3D*
The ghost of Baudrillard invoked through a resurrected '90s genre script, elevated by tech that exceeds the possibilities of current distribution: the most exciting piece of cinema I've seen in theaters this year.
While it certainly lacks Avatar's mythological scope and complex, auteurist meta-cognition, it nearly matches that film's singular formal ambitions. There's some slight dramaturgical limping, but it's intriguing to see Ang Lee revisiting the kind of father-son melodrama via genre frame that characterizes his excellent Hulk. And drama aside, there's some top-notch action filmmaking on display -- in addition to Cameron's influence, several sequences carry John Woo and Tony Scott vibes. I'm still unraveling this damn thing, but it's pretty exciting indeed!