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Major Grom: Plague Doctor

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Detective fights high-tech villain; violence, language.

Movie NR 2021 136 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Really good marvel movie

I saw this on Netflix July 16,21 I really enjoyed it. I listened to it in Russian to hear their voices and then I listened to it in English. Good movie. Thanks

Is It Any Good?

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Don't expect depth here, but it's pretty entertaining. The slick Major Grom: Plague Doctor takes after the goofball aspects of Deadpool more than the over-seriousness of earlier Batman movies, but it fits squarely and competently into the category. This superhero movie boils over with all the fast-paced editing, special effects, violence, and visual fireworks standard to the genre dominated by Marvel and DC. Grom has no special powers but, as his ally explains, a superhero is anyone who vanquishes supervillains.

There's plenty of incomprehensible plotting -- Grom ends up in a coffin for no reason that makes sense -- but then he's back in action, so no harm done. Given the film's genre, it can't help but feel derivative, especially when Sergei Goroshko seemingly models his tech mogul character after Jesse Eisenberg's portrayal of villain Lex Luther in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tikhon Zhiznevskiy is an attractive lead, reminiscent of the physically-rugged Jean-Claude Van Damme. Note that if you watch what at first looks like 11 minutes of final credits, you'll see the filmmakers offer good reason to expect sequels.

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