Considering I saw this movie in 2021, five years(?) after it was first released. I think the special effects still look good. The acting is good, as are the direction, and plot. I think some of the social topics explored give the movie more weight, without being "preachy".
This is a fun action movie. The CGI is really well done. The robots seem as real as the human actors. The acting is isn't bad for movie of this genre.
I didn't find the length of the film overly long, it was always entertaining. Most movies of this type are right to keep the run time to about an hour and half. There aren't a lot of "eye rolling" tropes or memes in the movie, but I do have some thoughts that I will put in the SPOILER part of this review. CAUTION.. HERE BE SPOILERS - I found it rather contrived that a group of young doctors should be driving along what looks like a trail in a park, without a guide. It is never established where it is that they are going. Also, what is a U.S. Navy SEAL deserter doing living in a village, among people that he seems to have no real interaction with?
I wasn't impressed with the writing, or the acting of the two leads, Ashley Greene and Shawn Ashmore in the first third of the movie. It could be the fault of the director. The acting got better as the more interesting parts of the plot started to unfold. There are a couple of nice twists in the plot. Which makes it worth watching.
I was kind of surprised at how much I liked this movie. It's a nice take on the Superhero genre. The acting is good, as is the CGI. There's a little humor mixed in with the action. The only fault I have with the film is the way the music and dialog are mixed. In my opinion, the music is unnecessary loud even when there is no need for it. This is a fun movie.
I found this movie interesting, and while it does have a long running time. I didn't get bored, and enjoyed it throughout. However, after viewing it to its end, I have to wonder if it had to have a two hour plus length. The acting is good, as is the somewhat complicated plot. I'm not sure what genre "The Empty Man" belongs in, because it could be a horror, Psychological, and/or a Sci-Fi drama. I have to say, that I still have questions about what happens and why in certain scenes. The "final reveal" is very straight forward, but I do think that the movie is rather overly complicated.