A: A reluctant superhero (Will Smith) must re-brand his image, and in the process he finds out who he really is.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, Thomas Lennon, Johnny Galecki
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Proceed with Caution. In a world full of cineplex superheroes, the one with amnesia turns out to be not so memorable.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: If you're looking for laughs, I suggest you rent The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: No, but if fingernails on a chalkboard makes you cringe, this movie has a few moments which are so much worse than that.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Gayest superhero suit of the summer.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Jason Bateman is unquestionably back in full force. Will Smith does a strange, pouty thing with his mouth that's a little distracting. And Academy Award winner, Charlize Theron, plays it like she's sending a telegraph, "Bee-beep, bee-beep: Important connection moment is happening here: Bee-beep, bee-beep."
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Technically, there were a few long-lens shots and rack-focuses that took me out of it here and there. The director crosses the line once-- which is egregious, since that can be fixed by simply flipping the negative-- and sometimes it's hard to tell where the action is happening. But ultimately, I was able to figure most of the important stuff out.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: Big ups for originality, and for justifying all the moments that seem like pure coincidence. The screenwriters, Vy Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan, are up against some innately unlikeable characters doing some innately unlikeable things, and considering the circumstances, they did what they could.
Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?
A: I thought I liked this flick a lot more until I sat down to write about it. Yep, it's one of those. You like it, until you try to remember what it was you liked about it.
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