In this rote origin story for a minor Marvel super-anti-hero, an oddly bland, voracious alien that likes to eat people shares the body of a down-on-his-luck investigative reporter. Lazily directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made the far better Zombieland. Forgive me if you’re still into superhero flicks, but I’m just bone-tired of watching good actors abasing themselves for paychecks in contrived, assembly-line time-wasters made for 12-year-olds. This time it’s Tom Hardy, sporting a teenage American accent! None of it makes much sense, the writing’s blah, the villain’s a wuss and it’s just no fun. (112 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.