What should have been a thoughtful, yet wild ride is a mishandled misfire, that nevertheless includes a lot of fun moments. It had the potential to be among the best Marvel efforts, and instead is one of the most forgettable.
Generational analysis films are rather difficult to pull off, despite how often they come around, and that's when you aren't aiming the lens at yourself. Kids in Love can't overcome all the hurdles, but it's one hell of a try.
This is a sequel that sucks the life out of a franchise, apparently made by people who either didn't like, or didn't respect, the first film. Cruise can keep things moving to a degree, but it isn't enough to make this one worthwhile in the end.
The Whole Truth might have managed more, but Reeves is surprising in a complicated role.
There's so much potential here that it's worth watching just to see that in action, but it mostly falls short of what it claims it will deliver. That's not just bad in general, but a certain waste of a great effort by Affleck.