Alan Grant is lured to Isla Sorna to help find a missing child. Contrived but watchable threequel which wisely ditches the spectacle of the first movie and focuses on delivering effects-driven chase-based monster mayhem, with a few good jokes.
A bullied teen finds his babysitter is the head of a satanic cult. Enjoyable horror-comedy with plenty of splattery jokes, a generally light touch, and engaging playing from its leads. Frothy but fun.
A geological event threatens global disaster. Another of Emmerich’s gently-satirical throw-em-to-the-lions iconoclastic pictures, this time playing with Mayan prophecies and CG tectonic plates shifting. Fun if you go with it.
Competent sequel, with action a plenty. Suffers from over-contrived story, a tendency to overplay it’s hand and become way too pantomime as well as being 30 mins too long. Not as good or funny as first one.
Far better than the disappointing second film, this takes the characters back to the race tracks of America. Shamelessly riffing off Rocky 3, 4 and 5, this is a great piece of family entertainment. Not Pixar’s best, but still a cut above similar fare.
Misjudged mocumentary that tries too hard to be funny, as a group of mismatched assassins attempt to kill off the deadliest assassin who ever lived. This desperately wants to be a Christopher Guest film, but fails on most levels. Disappointing. 😦
A slave and a dentist team up to claim bounties and to mount a rescue. Episodic and sprawling, Django Unchained is nevertheless funny, thrilling, horrific, informative and a great-looking quest. Something for everyone, and there’s Franco Nero too.