Worth the Hype
I am generally pretty cynical when it comes to movie reviews. In fact, I find that my impression of a film is inversely proportional to how many stars it receives in the paper. The less everyone else thinks of it, the more I like it, and vice versa.
Today was the exception that proves the rule.
The IMAX was sold out, but the regular theater with the 3D glasses was good enough.
It has everything: a functional if predictable plot; engaging acting; an appropriately dramatic soundtrack that managed to stop short of inducing cephalgia; and of course, knock-you-out-of-your-seat visuals. Despite its length (two hours and forty-two minutes) I was never bored or fidgety. (I've been known to fall asleep in movies. As an adult.) Not this time. Every moment captured my attention. The opportunity to be immersed so fully in such a well-realized and executed world/alternate reality was nothing short of exhilarating!
Go and see it if you get the chance. You won't regret it.