I can't believe del Toro and Perlman died for this shit.
This is the work of the devil. Avoid like the plague.
The real superhero here is Zachary Levi for carrying this movie by sheer charisma. Without him, this wouldn't have worked.
Moments like the convenience store scene or the villain's monologue during the final showdown show the elements of a great small-scale superhero movie are there, but they never quite come together in the end.
And while the whole kid-discovering-his-superpowers bit is fun and refreshing at first, it gets old fast. No amount of self-awareness and humor can mask the tired…
What's It About?: Growing up.
Who's In it?: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater.
The Good: The kids. The cast. The characters. The direction. The idea. The writing. The music. The 35mm. The laughs. The pathos. The holy-shit-that's-my-life moments. Everything.
The Bad: It's a 3-hour film, but I wish it went on forever.
What Did I Learn?: I learned to feel…