...a pleasing if paint-by-numbers live-action makeover...
—Russell Edwards Variety
...a hyperactively messy little adventure fantasy in which movement is everything and meaning means nothing.
— New York Post
...amounts to another seen-it-before, probably-willing-to-see-it-again distraction, a passable collection of ?splosions and special effects for a slow film weekend.
—Tasha Robinson Onion AV Club
If this makes no sense to you, you're not alone. Only fans of the source material have any hope of figuring this film out.
—Luke Y. Thompson E!
...will displease fans and prove baffling to the uninitiated.
—Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter
...suggests less of a cinematic entity than a stale, sugary breakfast cereal complete with bitter aftertaste.
—Rob Humanick Slant Magazine
Instead of something new and unique, we have just another dull teen action film.
—Bill Gibron filmcritic.com