Talent waste a real crime
Kevin Costner’s career continues to tailspin in this laughable crime caper with sci-fi stylings. Quite why he and JFK co-stars Gary Oldman and Tommy Lee Jones thought starring in a bonkers tale of a CIA agent’s memories being implanted into a death-row inmate is anyone’s guess. Hopefully the salaries were worth it.
The Musketeers Series 3 (15)
The third and final run for D’Artagnan and co sees the heroic quartet go out with a bang.
Some sub-plots feel slightly irrelevant but the charismatic leads engage throughout.
Political manoeuvring and swordplay mix well for family fun that will be missed on TV’s ropey Saturday night schedules.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War (12)
More of the same is served up in this prequel/sequel that rarely rises above its unforgivably dull predecessor.
It clearly rides the Frozen bandwagon with the wintry surroundings and duelling sisters.
Fortunately, those scene-stealing siblings are played with gusto and gravitas by Emily Blunt and a returning Charlize Theron.
Jessica Chastain’s fearless heroine makes for greater company than Kirsten Stewart’s Snow White in the original but Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman is again saddled with a dodgy Celtic brogue.
Winter’s War suffers from an overlong running time – the pace sagging big time in the middle – and there are too many wordy flashbacks.