The Lost City hits theaters on March 25, 2022.
The Lost City scratches that particular Channing Tatum itch, the same one that was satisfied by his directorial debut dog, where he again claims the title of Himbo Supreme. Its goofy charm, coupled with the radiant and dependable presence of Sandra Bullock – who at age 57 continues to spearhead action and romance like nobody’s business – keeps the film afloat, even if its 112-minute runtime feels endless, and fewer of his jokes begin to land.
The film will be directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee, who will also share the screenwriting with Dana Fox and Oren Uziel. Whether or not the production was a case of too many cooks, it often feels that way, between its dropped threads, its unfunny (though mercifully clipped) subplot detours, and its litany of jokes added about ADR and delivered from the off, only about half of which work in any given scene. However, when a film is so confident of its stars and what they bring to the table, no amount of haphazard filmmaking can stop it from being fun.