Taken 2 feels like it is in a perpetual rush after spending 30-minutes to set itself in motion.
Battleship screams America, with hot women who love chicken burritos, Liam Neeson, and retired Navy veterans who pose on their battleship as if they're readying an album cover.
Rarely does Wrath tumble into sluggishness, a brisk 90-minutes passing by without so much as blinking before another action sequence sprints into view.
Grey has to explain each and every wolf action because they make no sense otherwise.
This dry narrative is one note, and eschews the courtroom drama with the exception of a final twist in the hands of the jury.
For all of the editing Lucas has done to the original films through the years, it's flabbergasting that he has never taken the knife to Phantom Menace
Whatever momentum the film has never feels capitalized on, the brawls and chase sequences always left hanging
... the original three and a half hour cut Richard Curtis was working with would have been okay.
... the film is high energy, and where the lower budget intrudes on the scale, costumes and other designs remain high priority.
It's about the one-liners, the guns, oh, and piloting a falling tank into a river.
After.Life is as lost as the audience
The film is too fast, too bold, and too exaggerated to be any fun.