Among the (presumably expensivel­y assembled) cast, the likes of Mark Strong and Lena Headey have smaller roles than you might expect. Caroline Kinley’s Violetta feels underused, too, after initially playing a key part in setting Vendetti (Michael Johnston) on his journey – though at least she’s not simply painted as our hero’s muse, nor does the story attempt to force a romance between the two. Despite competitio­n from Jason Schwartzma­nn, it’s Carl Weathers, as surrogate mentor Lightman, who is the standout – as Galvatron has admitted, the actor strayed from the script, and it sounds like he’s enjoying himself. Perhaps the funniest turn, however, is delivered by Galvatron himself as Calvagio, an alien with a particular­ly, well, distinctiv­e voice.

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