Dino se­quel lack­ing bite

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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.

Adrift (12)

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.

Tag (15)

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.

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