This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
erica’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
“are you happy, Stephen?”
well, as for me, sadly, i am not.
this movie honestly just feels like the MCU trying too hard to be something that it’s not, while somehow still feeling formulaic. i will preface that, yes, i don’t really love horror-ish movies, but to me personally it felt a little forced. the jumpscares were a little fun and thrilling until it was like “oh wow another jumpscare definitely didn’t see that coming because of the sudden silence and ominous music ive seen happen 5 times in the past 30 minutes.” i’m trying not to be too harsh, because, again, it can be difficult to differentiate your own preferences vs. actual problems with a movie. there were some strengths, for example, i enjoyed america chavez’s character and her growth, and there were a few moments here and there that were great! i had my first opening day theatre experience with an MCU movie which was so fun. there was a massive crowd reaction when reed richards showed up that was just unforgettable :’) i really did enjoy the cameos; proffesor x and captain carter were some of my favorites, but i really didn’t care for how quickly all of them were killed off. it felt a little lazy to me i guess? the storyline was okay, and it wasn’t too awful, but it was just a little underwhelming for me. so many people were saying it was crazy and it was changing the entire MCU and stuff, but for me at the end i was just like huh… was that really all?
i did my best to make this review balance being honest about my personal preferences but really expressing my actual critiques, because i really try not to be biased! overall, i tried to keep my expectations low, but i really felt like this was a bit overhyped to me.