Ralph Breaks the Internet
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After 2016's Monster Trucks laid a giant goose egg at the box office, what made the folks at Global Road think this similarly themed shaggy mechanical pal tale would fare any better?
It's utterly forgettable.
It's a boy and his dog story with elements of "Pretty in Pink," "Rad" and "The Wraith," and it's those references that kinda make this movie work.
A.X.L. feels in desperate need of repairs.
Meanwhile, the scientists who lost A-X-L spend half the movie watching these events unfold on a computer screen, doing not a danged thing because they want to see how it all pans out. They are, it must be said, lousy scientists.
What's missing is any genuine personality from the robot (or the human characters, for that matter).
It is cliché over innovation every time with A.X.L.
Intriguing sci-fi thriller that explores what can happen when robots become smarter than humans.
A.X.L. is let down by a script that's good on science yet bad on characters and story.
When all is said and done, you're left with the nagging question: why didn't they just re-release "Monster Truck" instead?
Didn't anyone notice that the story made no sense, that it was just remnants of Short Circuit, E.T., WarGames and other better movies, strung together more or less at random?
I could keep going on about just how bizarrely off kilter A.X.L. is, but it's one of those things that you'll either want to steer clear of forever or just experience it for yourself.
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