Review: The Incredibles 2

Director: Brad Bird
Writer: Brad Bird
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell

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The Disney Pixar juggernaut is back and thanks to Cineworld we managed to see it 3 weeks before its full release in the UK.

The first and most obvious question is whether or not the sequel is as good as the first, I won’t beat about the bush in my opinion it’s not as good. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a damn good movie, it’s just flawed in certain aspects which drag it down compared to what was a near masterpiece in the first outing.

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Review: Ocean’s 8

Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Gary Ross and Olivia Milch
Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway

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As someone who wasn’t a massive fan of the first Ocean’s trilogy I feel safe in saying that I wasn’t going into this one with great expectations. Whilst this film didn’t soar past my expectations, I certainly enjoyed more than I did the original trilogy.

There’s certainly no doubting the ability of the cast at hand. Even outriders such as Rihanna have a solid showing in this movie, with no one really under-delivering. But equally only Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter deliver in any meaningful way. Even the supposed star of the movie, Sandra Bullock, feels as though she’s reigning in her performance at times, with only brief glimpses of the really strong performances we know she can give gleaming through.

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Review: Solo A Star Wars Story

Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke

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Well… it was better than The Last Jedi.

Considering the backstage politics and troubles that LucasFilm had to maneuver to get this film into cinemas I’m actually impressed that it didn’t totally stink. With that being said I won’t be clamoring to see this movie a second time at the cinema and I won’t be hot on the heels of a blu-ray copy when it finally comes out.

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Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Director: J.A. Bayona
Writers: Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly
Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt

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I know it’s cliched but Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom really is a film of two halves, and surprisingly the half I preferred was not the one I thought I would going in.

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