The TV Guide - - TV MOVIES -

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Sky Premiere, 8.30pm Star­ring Chris Pratt, Zoe Sal­dana. In this top-notch se­quel, Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot are back in galac­tic ac­tion. The char­ac­ters aren’t so quirky the sec­ond time around, but spec­tac­u­lar vi­su­als, a strong nar­ra­tive, lots of ac­tion and clever hu­mour get it up into the strato­sphere again. ★★★★

Cap­tain Amer­ica: The Win­ter Sol­dier TVNZ 2, 8.30pm

Star­ring Chris Evans, Robert Red­ford. Evans does his duty as ev­ery­one’s favourite Amer­i­can – Cap­tain Amer­ica – in a movie that has a more adult feel than much of Marvel’s past fare. ★★★★

Star Trek: Gen­er­a­tions M ori TV, 8.30pm Star­ring Pa­trick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes. Con­trived but watch­able ad­ven­ture launch­ing the cast of TV’s Star Trek: The Next Gen­er­a­tion on to the big screen. The two most fa­mous cap­tains of the USS En­ter­prise en­counter alien bad­die Dr To­lian So­ran (Mal­colm McDow­ell), who is de­stroy­ing civil­i­sa­tions for his own self­ish ends. ★★★

Evo­lu­tion TVNZ Duke, 8.30pm

Star­ring David Du­chovny, Or­lando Jones. A me­teor lands on Earth car­ry­ing alien spores that rapidly evolve into var­i­ous ram­pag­ing Men In Black-style crea­tures. David Du­chovny, Or­lando Jones and Seann Wil­liam Scott play the stooge-like trio who are the only ones stand­ing be­tween the aliens and world dom­i­na­tion, while Ju­lianne Moore is in­ex­pli­ca­bly cast as a prat­falling epi­demi­ol­o­gist and love in­ter­est for Du­chovny’s dis­graced sci­en­tist. ★★

Twis­ter Bravo, 8.30pm Star­ring He­len Hunt, Bill Pax­ton. Spe­cial ef­fects-laden block­buster chron­i­cling a day in the life of a team of storm chasers, who track tor­na­does for a liv­ing. The adrenalin-pump­ing ac­tion se­quences are, un­for­tu­nately, off­set by a cliched plot in­volv­ing ef­forts by Hunt and Pax­ton to save their ail­ing mar­riage. ★★★

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