Saw it a bit ago. Overall I'd give it a 7.8/10
It was a tight script overall without too many plot holes or logical inconsistencies. Jackman was solid, did a little too much yelling and indicating for my liking (the constant hand shaking and banging inanimate objects in particular
), Gylenhaal was alright, the supporting cast was great overall with Viola Davis and Paul Dano as the standouts.
The cinematography was on point and helped to maintain that dreary, dark mood. There was a constant overcast sky, rain, etc. And certain shots that experimented with light and shadows definitely added to the atmosphere.
I figured out the major twist relatively early in the story, but it didn't really take away from my enjoyment of everything on screen.
The only issues I had were (SPOILERS AHEAD
) 1) I thought it fell flat with their attempt to bring religion into the story. They had a lame 'war against God' angle to try to explain the kidnappings and have that be the motive. They had the priest kill Adam's 'uncle' and keep him in his crawl space when logically, he would've just gone to the police with that info. I know they were pushing the whole everyone turns into a monster when faced with the 'war against God' thing, but I just thought it was stupid. But I guess the plot needed that little contrivance and it wasn't too
far-fetched so I guess the writers get a pass.
2) I wish they had expanded Loki's story more. He seemed to have an interesting backstory (the tattoos, eye twitch, etc) but they never really got into it.
Definitely would recommend it.