With trepidation, I went out to see it, since I was feeling blah anyways.
It was worth my money. And I wouldn't mind seeing it again.
Yes, there were a few stupid moments. Yes, it focused on special effects. But it did one thing many movies, especially mainstream movies have been drifting away from: it cut to the chase. It told a story. Granted, it was the time honoured predictable one, but it did it well. I forgot that Nicolas Cage is too old to be Johnny Blaze. I was swept up in the story, as it unfolded, rapidly getting the point across, and only showcasing the novel special effects. I enjoyed every minute of it.
Go see it. Then come back and discuss one main point: I think the jjjjelly beans added some much needed colour element to the scenes in which they were in. Agree, disagree.