Franz Ferdinand wrote:[W]hite males between 25-40 who will shriek with delight when they see the Delorean and Batmobile and E.T. and Michael Jackson and 80's ephemeral pop culture references - and fall into a sugar-rush stupor by the 45th minute. A four-quarter hit like Black Panther this will not be.
Goddamn, you nailed that. The book was trash as well, but the movie looks like it's ramping up the references to an even higher level; it looks like nothing more than, "Hey! Do you remember ThunderCats? We have those! Do you remember Ninja Turtles? Man, those were rad! Oh, but look over here! It's the Iron Giant! Whoa!"
I can't wait to hate-watch this garbage. If I had no class, I'd do what I saw on a friend's Facebook post: loudly whisper to your friend throughout the movie but do so making only incorrect references. When the DeLorean comes on screen, go, "Oh my God, it's Knight Rider!" When The Iron Giant comes on screen, say, "Ah. It's Chappie."