Michael Cuesta, as Richard Kelly as Rian Johnson were members of a generation that seemed to be headed into delivering great cinematic things. The mainstream swallowed them all. Rian is doing Star Wars, Kelly fell off the map. Cuesta is doing "B-movies" for the studios. Where are his 'L.I.E.' and '12 and holding' years...? Wilder said to Almodóvar - 'never come to Hollywood, they'll eat you alive here' - he was right
I really didn't like this action flick. And here are some good reasons that will validate my low rating.
The story sucks on every lvl. From the awful start to the last moments of stupidity, this movie never achieved something positive.
Dylan O'Brian is so unconvincing in this part, alongside with his character and the whole motivation behind his actions. Keaton sucks and Kitsch is just a useless ghost.
I have to say that, based on the trailer, I was expecting a bit more out of this movie. While Dylan O'Brien is pretty badass (and nice to look at for 1hr50m), the whole thing is a tad kitschy (not Taylor) and predictable. I did enjoy the relentlessness of O'Brien's character, and Keaton's character teaches him some tough but important lessons. This all said, it's what you might expect from a 2010s action picture.