The moments in which the film’s blockbuster stars play memorably against type are quickly subsumed by the ugly chaos of the action.
The film is unable to reconcile a desire to ridicule its own artifice with constant attempts to foster genuine empathy and dramatic tension.
It infuses an outdoorsy survival tale and a coming-of-age story of friendship with Taika Waititi’s penchant for distaff flakiness.
Duchovny has some wonderful moments in the prior episodes of the season, but this is the first time this season that he’s really come to play.
It sympathetically renders the small humiliations and inconveniences of life as an old-world vampire struggling with modernity.