Force still going strong
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12)
It’s fair to say the latest in the sci-fi series veers off in several unexpected directions – and is all the better for it.
Director Rian Johnson makes bold and brave choices, packing in an avalanche of raw emotion.
Mark Hamill is in career-best form and Daisy Ridley delivers a superior second outing as heroine Rey. Troy: Fall of a City (15) ●● ●●● Hopes that this lavish television take on the classic tale could better the ropey Brad Pitt-led 2004 movie are sadly dashed.
The set design and props defy its smallscreen budget as it certainly looks the part. However, the acting ranges from passable to wooden and the sparse battle scenes are a world away from Game of Thrones’ epic scraps.