Directed by James (Kyungmin) Woo, the film is stupendously polished, featuring slick character work and smooth 3D. Even more rare is how refined the comedy is in terms of visual punchlines—the editing and cutaways showcase the horror of oblivious invasion from the perspective of our micro-denizens, and the film pulls no punches in its dark comedy, belying the film’s surface brightness and cheer.
The result is discomfiting, mainly due to how much you’re laughing at these truly awful depictions. But hey, we go to superhero movies to see large swaths of city centers get demolished. Summer blockbuster season is upon us, however the most fun you’ll have this year witnessing mass destruction might be a 5min internet short.