It appears Favreau’s priorities may have been wrong in this adaptation, as The Lion King falls flat in this visually stunning but emotionally lacking portrayal.
The problem of Stuber is that it constantly underachieves the deeper it tries to go in the plot.
From the moment the twist hits, Parasite is brutal, violent, thrilling and completely unpredictable. And as it steers towards the end, it becomes progressively darker.
Far from Home is the real conclusion to the entire saga that started in 2008 with Iron Man, and I can see why.
Retreating once again into a formula that proved successfully exactly one time, Men In Black returns in 2019, this time global and with a female lead in this tireless and bland retreat into the universe no one asked for.
Dark Phoenix is a sad conclusion to a series that rebooted with such promise but hasn’t serviced long time or casual fans.
Mostly these episodes come and go without a cohesive through line that sees them work for the benefit of the bigger picture. On their own they are as charming as tea with scones.