I liked this movie well enough to give it 3 Icees. Was it great? No. But was it as bad as all the critics are saying (currently at 20% on RottenTomatoes.com)? No, I don’t think so at all. One thing I liked better about this movie than the 2 that proceeded it was the fact it was easier to follow. There wasn’t as much information that was so obscure it was impossible to know. Don’t get me wrong, there was some of it, for sure, but not nearly as much as before. As always, I didn’t read the book so my review is based solely on the movie.
Without giving away spoilers, here are some of the things I didn’t care for. I didn’t like all the hallucinations. To me there were too many of them and the Blair Witch/Bourne photography that was used during them was distracting. I think they spent too much time with the villain (you know, the one you saw kill himself in all the trailers) and the reason he did this than on solving the puzzles. However, there was a nice twist that caught me off-guard but made sense as I thought about it. I’d like to go into more detail, but you know… spoilers and all.
I thought the acting was great. Tom Hanks, as is the norm, did a good job playing the lead. Felicity Jones was superb in her supporting role, and others were good too. I do wish they had done more Irrfan Khan’s role than what they did. I thought his character was very interesting and that they could have done more with it. I think the writing was a little bland and would have liked a little more something to it. Can’t really put my finger on what… but something.
Although this is not a “must see”, I do recommend seeing it, especially if you’ve seen the previous 2. With all the really good movies coming out next weekend, if you don’t see this one now, you might as well wait until it comes out at Redbox. No scene after the credits.
Next week, there’s at least 3 movies coming out that look good, but I can’t see them all so I am hoping to watch/review 2 of them…. Dr. Strange and Trolls.