Doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s a rehash of John Wick and also doesn’t seem to care. Cinema’s back, baby!
I'm not entirely sure what I just watched. Was it meant to be like that? Was it meant to be so weird?
Why was it weird, you ask? They turned Electro into a dubstep song. I'm not just saying that, his powers and inner thoughts (if that's what the odd talky-singing that surrounded me in the cinema indeed was) made dubstep. Add to that the fact that his character arc had as much depth as your average Skrillex song and…
A brutally stylish, meandering powerhouse that, despite its near three hour run time, I could have watched for a whole lot longer. Everything about this film, from Lane and LaBeouf to the way the camera moves as though it's always lived in that world, is a vibrant burst of pure life, as downtrodden as that life may be.
The soundtrack steals the show on so many occasions but never detracts -- it only acts as an enhancement to wonderful visual explosion. Even the scenes that we should be sick of by the end feel entirely reinvigorated, time and time again.