I saw it yesterday, and I thought it was distincly ‘meh’. It was competent and action-y, yes. I thought the acrobatics and parkour (inspired by the game) were nice, but most of the action was obscured by quick edits. It’s not Bourne, but I would’ve thought that the action could’ve been brought to the screen a little better.
I also found it hard to empathise with the main characters. Maybe it’s the -look there’s another fight scene AGAIN- where antagonists are introduced just to be beaten (Hassanshins*, looking at you here), or the cliché’d archetypes, but meh.
Then there’s the ‘I am NOT JACK SPARROW’ morally ambigious off-the-wall small-time-criminal talks-too-much eyelinered eventually heart-of-golded ineffectual villain. He got some laughs, but it’s obvious we’ve seen this before.
If you can turn your brain off, it might be a nice night’s entertainment. But it seems to have very little heart.
*Their drug use is hinted at in the film, and the censors apparently thought “Hashshashin” was inappropriate.