Bradley Whitehead’s review published on Letterboxd:
Now that marvel movies actually look and sound pretty fantastic can we finally fix the god awful writing they have? Biggest flaw to this.
I have to go against the grain and say for once with these movies the third act was actually one of the bigger highlights for me. The CGI got a bit nauseating and hard to follow but it was far more enjoyable than what’s usually done with really cool creatures and concepts and fun crazy shit. What the MCU should be doing.
I am just so damn tired of how these movies are written.
The quirky kinda dumb best friend, the humourless comedy that doesn’t feel genuine whatsoever, the billion flashbacks and obvious uses of reincorporation, the sympathetic villain who has a right cause but wrong execution. The plot and characters for these movies are so cookie cutter by this point it’s insane. At least this one has some fantastic action (martial arts will always be a treat for the eyes) and cool concepts that pull it through with a great score. For moments this almost feels like an actual movie.
I don’t know how the grounded MCU movies are going to survive going forward (Well, with ant man and the wasp and black widow clearly they aren’t really) because the wonderful crazy elements of movies like this are the only parts saving it.