After Earth (2013, dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

An estranged father and son have to work together to survive on a hostile planet. Contrived and awkwardly-structured SF/horror; an obvious Smith family passion project. One great jumpscare aside, though, this is minor work from all.

I, Robot (2004, dir. Alex Proyas)

In 2035, a robot-hating detective investigates the suicide of a tech genius. CG-heavy SF action thriller based very loosely on Isaac Asimov stories. Some interesting¬†production design, but linear and clunky plotting make this hollow, despite star Will Smith’s obvious charisma.

Escape Room (2017, dir. Will Wernick)

Four friends visit an escape room; except they’re trapped with a malevolent entity. Low-budget horror that riffs neatly on a current trend, and works well to hide its many borrowings (everything from Hellraiser to Saw). Not great at all, but some interesting moments.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018, dir. Julius Onah)

A space station tasked with saving the Earth¬†from energy crisis is transported to a parallel dimension. Good-looking, well-cast, but dumb-as-rocks sidequel to Cloverfield¬†/¬†10 Cloverfield Lane that steals indiscriminately¬†(Gravity to Evil Dead II) but can’t settle in terms of tone or logic.