New Criticals

This is about selling movie tickets, of course, which the film does and will do wonderfully. But herein lies a wasted opportunity to sell tickets and also produce an equally compelling and inspiring narrative.

In reality the film follows a predictably conventional story: an emotionally wounded woman aided by an unfailingly levelheaded man—so invincible he actually comes back from the dead to save her, spoiler alert #2—struggles to survive against all odds. To be fair, it is Ryan who lives to tell the tale (final spoiler alert). She pulls it off, but to what world does she return?