(Originally posted 17th February 2017)
Alright, let's keep this short and sweet. We all knew it would be shit. It was shit. It lived up to all the worst possible expectations you could have of a Paul W.S. Anderson film. He has nothing to offer to filmmaking. He's a hack director and his writing is so unfathomably terrible that I would hesitate to even give him that title. He could maybe be a mid-rate second unit guy if he really tried.
There isn't really a plot to recap or any characters to mention other than Alice and that guy who is in Game of Thrones. All they really have is an assortment of zombie fodder and one of the most contrived countdown clocks in the history of cinema, and that really is saying something.
The editing was so choppy and fast that at one point I had an epileptic fit. I passed out for seven minutes but when I regained consciousness they were still on the same fight sequence.
There is at least an attempt to give some closure to the character of Alice, which is appropriate given that this is supposed to be the sign off for her. Of course, it makes as much sense as everything else in this series and carries the emotional weight of an empty carrier bag in a light breeze. And of course, OF COURSE, they bottle out on the ultimate sacrifice ending that they've set up, as does every film these days. Pathetic.
One of the most worthless set of images ever laid down on film.
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