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Jarrel Montes’s review published on Letterboxd:
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I'm actually shocked at the amount of great reviews this has, because I could not for the life of me handle the extreme corniness in almost every aspect. I mean sure it gets points for its entertainment value but that only roots from the surprising cameos and high quality production. The sets are colorful and intriguing to look at, the characters are also well designed but I can't say the same for their writing. The dialogue is its biggest downfall, written in a way as if the audience was dumb and the jokes just didn't hit for me... except for when Channing Tatum made an appearance lol.
The story is interesting at least but the blatant weak plot points really had me scratching my head at some parts. The final act had my attention to the fullest but I was just too busy trying to guess which movie star was going to pop out next. The performances were a hit and miss, Brad Pitt tried a little too hard with his Ryan Reynolds style of carrying the character, but once again it's not all his fault since he did have to deliver weak lines. The whole movie is set in the bullet train which reminded me a lot of Snowpiercer, except I really felt the redundancy in the setting about halfway through. I don't know if this is a stretch but I think there was a bit of inspiration from Fallen Angels with one of Ladybug's sideplots.
Overall this was decent, I've actually softened up to this movie a tad bit since my watch up to this review, but it's not like I'm going to give it a super high score or anything. At least it's entertaining!