There’s a great movie here under and behind all the world building and unnecessarily overwrought plot elements. There was a point where they were layering yet another bit in with a cyborg that I just rolled my eyes. I get that this is based off a book series that has a ton of back story, but the movie really didn’t need those extra elements. Additionally I was somewhat confused by where everyone was, because at one point we were in the deep south with (yes really) red necks in giant monster car cities, then seemingly in the next scene we were in the far east fighting mystical Chinese people that made a giant wall to keep out the riff raff.
I look forward to inevitably reading the books the movie was culled from, hopefully they’ll fill in some of the problems I had with the movie.