I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece but wow. After I left the theater, I wondered if I had ever paid to see a more poorly directed (Stallone) , written (co-written by Stallone), edited (someone Stallone punched in the eye) and acted film. I’m still thinking.
I will say this. The last 20-25 minutes were batshit crazy. There may have been 100 people killed in that stretch. It was kinda what I was expecting when news of this movie first came out. It felt like Stallone conceived this last action set piece first – deciding how many people everyone would get to kill, variety of death, types of weapons used – and then said to himself, “Now how do I get there?”
While the list I’ve put together seems long, I’m not really that excited for most of the movies coming out this summer. Most of this list I would file under “Curious But If I Miss It, I Think I Will Survive”. The movies I really want to see are in bold.