The Dhoom 3 reviews are in, and critics say the film is be fun and exciting despite being very light on logic.
The latest installation of the Dhoom movie franchise is a groundbreaking movie, the first Indian film to be released in IMAX. It's also an immediate crossover, showing on 236 screens in the United States.
Dhoom 3 breaks away from the first two movies, which focused on Indian buddy cops, the smart Jai, (Abhishek Bachchan) and comic relief Ali (Uday Chopra). Instead the spotlight shines on Aamir Khan, who plays an acrobat and illusionist named Sahir who lives in Chicago.
Though Dhoom 3 is nearly guaranteed to break revenue records, some critics note that the film is the most far-fetched of the Dhoom series.
The Hindustan Times notes:
"In these movies, crime is sexy and consequence-free. Vehicles and property are freely destroyed but there is almost no bloodshed. We the viewers aren't meant to ask many questions.
"In this film, you will wonder how the entire Chicago police force and a SWAT team were so easily fooled by a circus acrobat, and why a bank in Chicago will summon cops from India (Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra as ACP Jai Dixit and Ali) to solve a bank robbery. But ours is not to question why. We are meant to only have a smashingly good time."
The Hollywood Reporter noted that Dhoom 3 has some features that set it apart, including top-notch special effects and "dazzlingly mounted dance numbers that fill up the screen with life and color."
There is good reason for the sharp dance routines, THR notes:
"Australian tap maestro Sheldon Perry of Tap Dogs trained Khan in that troupe's edgy, urban style in one song; while choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant has crafted muscular, yet graceful moves for the always-impressive Katrina Kaif."
While THR admits that Dhoom 3 has some awful aspects (like terrible acting from the non-Indian actors and some scenes very clearly borrowed from other action movies) it is still an "exhilarating ride."