Check out the best and worst of the new Jeff Bridges' film
Worst: Senseless ending
I apologize to whoever was sitting in my row, or in the rows around me, who heard me belly-laughing when Jonas, baby strapped to the handlebars on the most benign scooter you've ever seen, makes a run for it and takes (yawn) a literal leap of faith into a cloud bank, only to land in a completely different location shoot. As the film struggles to get to the big moment where Jonas finally restores color and memory to everyone by going through a shimmery wall of energy, it tries to wring tension out of something that makes no sense at all. You know why the Hill Valley 1955 stuff at the end of "Back To The Future" is great? Rules. that makes sense, cleanly laid out, as opposed to 'Uhhh… he drives through a wall of special effects?' The worst is when the ending struggles for uplift ad meaning, but it's so embarrassingly ham-handed about it that it just never has a chance of connecting.
-- Drew McWeeny