Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a disaster movie / conspiracy thriller that director J.A. Bayona uses to build his signature visual sequences of tragedy and horror, but it's not enough to save the horrendous script which suffers from identity crisis, and is just banal at times.
This 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme is now up, and it's epic! Among the festival's distinctive mix of groundbreaking cinema from all over the world, this year's programme will see a total of ten world and two international premieres in its main competition section, a multitude of fresh documentaries, debut films from Europe's hottest new directors, and screenings of timeless classics from Barry Levinson, Milos Forman, Richard Linklater and more.
Scarlett Johansson is on board for the new WWII satire Jojo Rabbit directed by Taika Waititi.
Love, Simon is an amusing teen romcom that wins because of its gay protagonist, even if it is sickly sweet and sentimental at times.
Ghost Stories is loads of fun. It's a horror film that pays tribute to old classics, but still keeps you guessing with its sometimes wild twists and turns. The scares are also well-timed, and just so entertaining - it's like a dodgy old ghost train, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Delirium is a run-of-the-mill supernatural thriller that uses the same old tropes for the same old scares. It feels like it should have been released 20 years ago.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a refreshing (force free) entry in the Star Wars universe. An entertaining origin story that pays homage to the original character but also stands firmly on its own.