The premise, as an elevator...
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
The premise, as an elevator pitch, might have worked.
With some research, a good script, and some solid acting and direction, this might have been a good, entertaining action flick. But it isn't.
No-one bothered to do a tiny bit of research to make the scenario, the tech, the military babble or insignias at least somewhat OK-ish. The CGI is a the level YT kids do these days, and the story is threadbare recycled fare. Plus, as some complained, too much "woke BS" - I intended to go along with some plot elements at first, but it's so coarsely piled on, it becomes unbearable.
And don't get me started on the "acting".
As audience, we are making a deal with the moviemakers. We provide some suspension of disbelief, accept some bits that aren't realistic, and they put in some effort to accommodate us in this regard.
Unless they are lazy as in this case. Then...