Too much CGI for my liking. Suffering from the “getting too big for its boots” syndrome where reality is suspended and the lives of mortals are set aside for the sake of the set pieces and the world-spanning drama that ensues. In my most humble of opinions, such threats should be sandboxed elsewhere and not on Earth as it’s too familiar. Star Wars destroyed planets but kept the story human. Marvel is (or at least some studios producing their films are) drifting into one out of two.
Actors: Michael Fassbender
Some great dark visions in this entry into the canon. The action was solid and I was glad it was confined, either in private (mostly) or the major set-pieces in the far future. This kept the 70s segments more ‘real’ and fitting in with the Marvel universe and lack of awareness of the population at that time. Getting ready for Apocalypse …
The trailer and the pitch for the movie made this sound like it was an “on the rails” movie. However, after a realistic initial fight sequence in a diner that set the tone for the movie, the bulk of it was actually told as flashbacks as our lead recounted the tale of how she got to the diner to the driver she picked up. The story unfolded as a typical “spy-set-up-out-to-avenge-their-employer”. The supporting cast wasn’t great, but it was a watchable film on a lazy day.