Decent at best kids flick which felt more like a tourism video for China. Visually impressive sure, but the story itself was average. Felt like a rehash of so many stories before that featured a group of kids getting attached to a mythical creature or alien, getting them back to their home only to be chased down by the bad government guys. Yawn.
Very simple premise about two kids stealing a cop car which turns out to belong to a crooked cop with a (live)body in the trunk. Kevin Bacon stars as said cop and yeah.. interesting turn of events and I really dug the rural northern Colorado scenery. Good stuff.
I couldn't quite make out what was going on with this one as it felt like a very strange, bizarro version of The Lego Movie but with Barbie dolls and instead of a kid "directing" the scenes it's a middle aged man with PTSD. This rating is mostly for Steve Carell's performance in the lead role because it's definitely Oscar worthy.
My biggest gripe with war movies is that they're either too long and/or too boring. This was neither of those. Wonderfully shot and mostly in real time. It really does command your attention the whole way thru as two young British soldiers traverse through the battlefield trying to get a message to another battalion to warn them of a trap. Just a magnificent film all around and the brief big star cameos of a few corporals was also great.