Alice Through the Looking Glass
In this sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 hit Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter find themselves once again in Wonderland. It’s another visual stunner and an enjoyable film, despite the drawn-out storyline and Disney cheesiness.
Following up 2012’s smash hit of the same name, cop thriller Cold War 2 revisits Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) and Waise Lee (Tony Leung) and their squad of big names as they continue to balance police protocol with another terrorist attack. Despite strong performances from megastars Leung and Chow Yun-fat, we can’t help but stumble over the gaping plot holes and contrived cliffhangers. Finding Dory
The much-anticipated sequel to 2003’s smash hit “Finding Nemo” focuses on the lovable amnesiac Pacific blue tang played by Ellen Degeneres, who goes on an adventure to look for her long-lost parents. A feel-good film with more than a few teaching moments, “Finding Dory” hits all the right emotional notes with plenty of heart.
From director Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy”) comes a tale of a con man in 1930s Korea hoping to seduce an heiress for her money and the pickpocket he hires to be her handmaiden who ends up falling in love with her. A sensuously woven tale with nuanced characters by a master filmmaker.
Independence Day: Resurgence
The sequel to 1996’s “Independence Day” brings former President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) and scientist David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) back together, along with a new generation of unreasonably beautiful scientists and pilots including our very own Angelababy. What’s different from the last one, you ask?
Well, they killed off Will Smith’s character because he’s too expensive, plus the entire fight with the grotesque aliens is silly and corny.