While it's among the better ones that I've seen, I'm almost always one who would MUCH rather watch a documentary than to watch a biopic about someone or something. But this was really good and I feel like it hit all the major highlights and lowlights of NWA. The casting was excellent.
It's a really visually stunning movie. One of those movies I wish I would have seen on the big screen, but my casual knowledge (interest?) in the comic book wasn't enough for me to make this a top priority. It was much better than I thought it would be and I think Benedict Cumberbatch really pulled off the character nicely. And once again, we have another situation of humans fighting gods/cosmic beings ... but I like what they did.
I'll admit, I'm a sucker for anything the minions (mostly in a supporting role) and while I think they've gotten about as much out of this series as they can, I still enjoyed this installment. 80s references and minions are enough to get me in the door. I kinda wish they would wrap this up before it gets too stale, but I think we all know that doesn't happen in Hollywood.
As I've said many times, haunted house/ghost stories are a really tough sell with me, but with Guillermo del Toro involved with this, I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. It was good but I wasn't blown away by it. The story itself was pretty simplistic. Once you figure out what's really going on, which happens relatively early on, it takes forever to finally play itself out. GDT sure does make a creepy ghost, I'll give him that, but the story surrounding said ghosts wasn't anything incredibly original.