It was… not great. Not as terrible as I think many of the critics said it was, but not great.
And I think they missed a big opportunity to make the movie much more interesting than a standard “we should destroy Skynet first!” plot.
So, let’s have at it.
Also, it looks like some of my speculation last time didn’t quite hit the mark, based on the reveals in book two.
Naturally — spoilers follow.
The Fifth Season just won the Hugo Award for best novel, and it’s well deserved.
It’s good enough and unique enough that I’m going to throw in some literary commentary along with the science nitpicking — at no additional cost!
Also, I strongly advice against reading this review until you’ve read the book. The novel is worth reading fresh.
I’m also writing this without having yet read the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, so if you’ve read the first book but not the second, everything below is all either in the first book or my own speculation.