Leicester Mercury




Thinking out loud is commonplac­e in director Doug Liman’s dystopian sci-fi, where inner-most desires are visible to all in a gaseous cloud above characters’ heads.

Orphaned runt Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) lives on the planet of New World in an exclusivel­y male settlement. The women, including Todd’s mother, were killed by the indigenous species, the Spackle.

Mayor David Prentiss (Mads Mikkelsen) has managed to silence his consciousn­ess and dominate the townsfolk. Any resistance is snuffed out by his son David (Nick Jonas)

and the preacher (David Oyelowo).

When a space ship crashes, survivor Viola Eade (Daisy Ridley) poses a threat to the mayor’s rule, forcing Todd and Violet to flee.

Ridley and Holland try to elevate the muddled material, but dispel any fanciful thoughts of this becoming a franchise.

■ Released: April 2 (available via Premium Video On Demand)

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Holland and Daisy Ridley star
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley star

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