Villeneuve set out to make a sci-fi spectacle on an enormous scale, and he succeeds.
Shoves myriad genres into a too-bloated film that flounders and goes nowhere.
One of the better movies of the year, and should be embraced as a modern instant classic by fans of “The Shining.”
The film recalls the heyday of the PG-appropriate adventures from the mid-80s.
Overall it’s not quite as great of a film as you’ve heard, but it rates an A+ when it comes to rousing action.
The film is flashy in all the right ways, its dreamy and dazzling costumes punctuated with spirited and elaborate staging and set pieces.