Dino sequel lacking bite
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12)
This disappointing sequel gets bogged down with predictable swerves and a cornucopia of dumb decisions.
Director J.A. Bayona’s horror background comes to the fore during the superior final act.
It ends with an intriguing set-up for a third entry; albeit one to leave you wondering where it all goes from here.
Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin give a good account of themselves in this true-life tale of a couple stranded at sea.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen the dangers that befall them in movies many times before and there’s a lack of true tension.
The overused flashbacks add little of substance.
The promotional material for this star-studded comedy highlighted the absurdity of its true story beginnings and you can see why as it has little else going for it.
A story of a group of friends playing tag – or tig as we called it on my school playground – should be ripe for crazy capers.
Alas, Jeff Tomsic, helming his debut feature-length flick, seems to think proceedings can coast along on his cast’s charisma.
Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Isla Fisher, Ed Helms and Jake Johnson are all fine but have produced much better comedic work in the past.
There are laughs to be had but the gag rate is nowhere near as prolific as the central premise affords.