but this is definitely not another instalment of the duo’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy comprising Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. They share one brief and superfluous scene, which is notable for an uncomfortable absence of laughs.
More troubling, former Kula Shaker frontman Mills engineers a fight with one critter which – supposedly – necessitates actress Hermione Corfield losing her schoolgirl’s blouse so the camera and co-stars can ogle her exposed body.
If a male character offered his shirt in response and went topless to defend her honour, perhaps the scene might not feel so grubby and leering.
A fail grade for on-screen gender equality and representation.
Don Wallace (Finn Cole) is crestfallen when his mother Babs (Jo Hartley) secures him a last-minute bed at Slaughterhouse School, where cadet training and golf are part of the curriculum.
“It’s like a very exclusive holiday camp!” Babs ★★★★★
FORMER FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) marries the surgeon who amputated his leg after a botched mission, in this high-rise adventure. The couple raise two children (McKenna Roberts, Noah Cottrell) and temporarily move to Hong Kong, where Will is a security consultant. After six months assessing the safety of The Pearl, the world’s tallest superstructure, a band of terrorists storms the building and sets the 96th floor ablaze. Will is framed for the crime and must evade police to regain access to the flaming structure, where Sarah and the kids are trapped above the inferno. ■ Download/stream from from November 5 and on DVD/Blu-ray from November 19.