Runtime: 2 hours 4 minutes
Budget: Estimated to be $100 million
The 90s nostalgia cash grab continues…except this isn’t just a cash grab. I mean, they don’t really do anything new or exciting with the story direction, but that doesn’t automatically make it an uninspired reboot. The film sticks to a simple tried-and-true method that you’ve come to expect from the TV show, but executes it well.
They utilize relative unknowns and put together a good movie on a modest budget. Certain parts felt like they might’ve cheaped out, but perhaps it was a stylistic choice.
While there were some…obvious changes to the source material, somehow they kept similar ratios for the cast like: 40% women, 20% black, 20% east Asian. Consider me impressed.
I’d summarize it as a funny, character-focused film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The movie should be a worthwhile watch for those who liked the 90s TV show as a kid…or adult.
Product placement is a different game these days. Personally, if all of them were inserted creatively, without interfering with the film, I wouldn’t mind.