I tend to agree with Erik. I wanted to love this, but it was also a mixed bag for me. I certainly respect Wright's ambition, but with such tight control over the proceedings, the emotional depth was almost squeezed out. Nonexistent. The characters, the audience, everything, are held at arm's length, so to speak, in favor of Wright's vision. And that''s not necessarily a bad thing. I just wasn't invested at all in what was happening on screen. For me, this is a case in which there is a lot to appreciate on the surface level, but little to grasp onto once you dig a little deeper. It also didn't help that there was very little chemistry between the leads. Or that Aaron Johnson seemed like a teenage boy that just grew his first mustache.
This review sounds more negative than it should, but I ultimately found this to be a major disappointment, despite there being quite a lot to admire. With such a bold vision, I hesitate to criticize Wright too harshly, but this just didn't work for me overall.