Rajnikanth’s previous outing as a robot-creating scientist was quite a lot of fun. The movie has a decent script, some laughs and not-to-forget Shankar-special effects.
Eight years on, 2.0 is here as a reboot of man versus robot drama with an added tangent of environment protection. However, the movie, which is also deemed as a clash of two superstars, in garnering a mixed response from the critic.
Movie critic and Bollywood business analyst Taran Adarsh took to social media to declare 2.0 as a blockbuster, calling it a “cinematic marvel.”
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#2Point0 is a cinematic marvel… This has style with substance… Director Shankar is a visionary… He hits the ball out of the park this time… Akshay Kumar is FANTASTIC, while Rajinikanth is THE BOSS… SALUTE! pic.twitter.com/cPFZxhjsph
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 29, 2018
However, 2.0 is also drawing flak on some front owing to its predictable script, lack of mystery and suspense, and a very slow first half. Many critics are pointing out how plot, character and story development are sacrificed at the altar of creating the mindblowing spectacle.
The special mention is being given to the climax, which unfolds in a sprawling sports stadium, is especially jaw-dropping as Transformers-sized avatars of Chitti and the mutant bird-lover Pakshi Rajan (Akshay Kumar), go up against each other in a thrilling fight to the finish. If there was ever a Bollywood film that benefited from being shot in immersive 3D, it’s this one.
While critics seem to stand divided, social media is going gaga over 2.0 also known as 2point0.
Do watch 2.0 in theatres…. Dont miss out on this… it was way beyond my expectations. VFX best to come out of India yet. #2Point0 #2Point0review . Unexpected climax. Please watch it in 3D. Loved the pacy screenplay. No songs during the runtime.
— Vigilante (@famousaunty) November 29, 2018
— Akshaya (@DCAkshaya) November 29, 2018
— King Vizag (@IamLucky509) November 29, 2018
Finished #2Point0FDFS.. Excellent movie 👌👌👌 will watch one more time. Visual effects is a treat.. Thank you @shankarshanmugh for the visual epic. Superstars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar at their best. #2Point0Review: Box office Tsunami. #2Point0
— Prashant S (@sssprashant) November 29, 2018
YES…I finally saw this epic movie today. The whole effect is mind blowing. I can guarantee it will be regarded by most cinema goers as another masterpiece in the history of the art. (1/4)#2point0 #2point0review pic.twitter.com/5AL31X8WkD
— Jav 2.0 (@imONLY_FACTS) November 29, 2018