I really liked it. I've read some criticisms that the Predator in the movie is inconsistent with it's hunter code whatever, but I mean, c'mon....these guys are sport hunters that use thermoptic camo. They're not here for a fair fight.
I really loved this film, though my date and I agreed that the film they showed wasn't really the film that seemed promised by the trailers. But neither of us minded at all.Just got out of seeing 3000 YEARS OF LONGING.
Go see it. Just go see it. It's a damn shame it's not successful at the box office because George Miller once again proves why he's a master filmmaker.
Go. See. It.
EDIT: So I wrote that just after I got out and wanted to wait until I got home to give more thoughts.
As I said, Miller is a master filmmaker, as we've seen in several of his films. It's gorgeous with amazing camera work. There are multiple breathtaking shots. Several times through watching this, there were shots or compositions that made me go "Whoa."
A large chunk of the film is kind of like an anthology, with Idris Elba's character - a djinn - telling stories of previous masters. I found those stories more interesting than the one in the modern era, but Tilda Swinton's character, his current master, makes it interesting. She's an interesting character in that she's not immediately drawn by glory, power, greed, or anything, really. So you get some fantastic banter between two of Hollywood's finest. Seriously, if you're a fan of either actor, go see this movie.
I think I'll need to read some articles or watch some video essays to appreciate her story more because I think there's things I'm missing. Particularly, there's some set up at the beginning with elements that appear, but don't seem to factor in the rest of the story. I spotted those elements later in the film, but they seem to be background more than anything, so I'm not sure how they connect. Again, something I think I'll appreciate more with more rewatches.
It's very much a modern fantasy movie but it's so damn good. When people complain that Hollywood never makes anything original? THIS. This is exactly the kind of thing they should see.
Plus, bonus, Idris Elba is topless for two thirds of the film. I'm comfortably and firmly heterosexual, but I can appreciate that he is a very aesthetically pleasing-looking dude.