Just came back from this:
- holy neon coloured mayhem! The trailer looked like fun, reviews were good and it has Idris Elba (his UK TV series Luther
was great), but what a letdown. Corny script, forgettable characters and awful acting; the audience even laughed at how bad it was in several scenes that weren't supposed to be funny at all. Easily the worst movie I've seen at the cinema for a long time. How something this bad can get the scores it has (7.7 on IMDB, 71% on RT) is mind boggling and enough to make one lose faith in those sites.
On the plus side, the CGI is pretty impressive at times and it's fun to spot the various inspirations (a little bit of the corniness from Starship Troopers
(which is high on my list of guilty pleasures), futuristic rainy Hong Kong design Blade Runner
style, pilot suit design from Mass Effect
, hangar set design (and a lot of other stuff) heavily inspired by StarCraft
, inter pilot rivalry from Top Gun