It finds wonder and menace in the adventure of some dusty toys compelled to embark on an epic journey to find one of their friends.
In The Dark Knight Rises, evil takes the form of those intent on overturning societal dynamics.
It could have used more Portal 2-style cleverness, excitement, and danger in order to truly push it to the head of the puzzle-oriented pack.
Flatulence, racism, sex, profanity, drugs, homophobia, and more lazy pop-culture references than a sane mind can stand all animate the film.
A coherent characterization of Robert Pattinson’s striving schemer is nowhere to be found in this pedestrian period piece.
The film treats its headline-ready topics as merely window dressing for a whodunit that’s without intrigue or surprise.
Those hoping Rockstar Games was going to bestow the grizzled hero with an open-world crime saga will be sorely disappointed.