Let me see if I can sum this up quickly. Hmmmm, how about, “What a freakin’ mess of a movie,” or “That will be two-and-a-half hours of my life I’ll never get back.” I guess I should have known. I did the right thing; my due diligence before paying out the cash. I asked around and got mixed reviews. Some liked it, others panned it badly. How bad could it be, I asked myself. Currently, the number one box office cash-cow, there has to be a reason — a good reason!?
Yeah, the reason is because the hype machine did a number on the public, or all the adults who grew up watching the show (something I can actually claim I never did) and have seen the movie a dozen times each. Whatever the reason, the wild success is highly overrated.
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t expect an epic sage, stretching across the ages, with protagonists who carried their respective roles deep into character. No, I expected a well executed, moderately mindless spectacular summer flick. What I received in return was a spectacular mess, devoid of intellect, and bereft of any semblance of plot or intrigue. Rating? Sure. I give it a “Strong Five out of Ten: Wait for DVD Release, and rent on two-for-one weekend.” Just be sure this is the free movie, not the one you’re paying for.