I prefer to go into movies with no idea of what is coming. I avoid trailers where possible. This is one I didn’t manage to miss, and I must say I think using film from the cutting room floor is brilliant. We are given a taste of what’s to come, yet don’t have anything spoiled. As for the movie itself: the story was cohesive with a bit too much going on at once, but engaging enough to make you not care. I was taken on a journey of quantum entanglement with my various reactions. 8/10.
There really isn’t much in the way of stakes in this movie – it feels as if the writers had three or four ideas that wouldn’t sustain a whole movie so thought “what if we put them all together in the same movie?” Ultimately, it worked but it felt artificial. The characters are still fun to spend time with, and while back story was rushed and more tell-not-show, it hints at some interesting questions. It wasn’t trying to be deep though – the riotous end credits reflected the campy 80’s feel this movie was going for and on that the whole film delivered … right up until it kicked you in the guts. 9/10.