This animated film isn’t willing to completely face the bleakness of its allegory of faith versus skepticism.
The film’s expected rehash of recent pop-culture totems is accompanied by a novel attention to millennial-centric debates about entitlement and identity politics.
Rogen and Goldberg’s film essentially uses a major global issue to cheaply dress up what is two hours of hit-and-miss erection jokes.
It’s disheartening that, despite some half-hearted overtures toward shifting the comedy paradigm, the filmmakers make little attempt to expand their comedic palette.
Hockey is reduced to a sport in which team play and goals are mere diversions from main-event fist fights in Goon.
There’s plenty here to keep the attention of both stoners and cinephiles alike.