The Beyond (2017, dir. Hasraf Dulull)

A wormhole appears near Earth; a solo mission into the anomaly is planned. Found-footage/mock-doc low-budget SF which has impressive CG, but a talky script happy to recycle Interstellar, Arrival, Avatar and many others rather than tell a story of its own.

Singularity (2017, dir. Robert Kouba)

A couple search for a fabled post-apocalyptic human city, while a self-aware AI system tracks them and it. Secondhand SF with many borrowings: The Hunger Games, Nightbreed and later Terminator sequels principal among them. Poor.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018, dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo)

The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy team up with others to prevent Thanos obtaining all the infinity stones. Dayglo all-star Marvel tag-team mash-up. For series fans only; tho it’s kinda fun while it’s on, CG fights get dull. TV, not a movie.

The Jurassic Games (2018, dir. Ryan Bellgardt)

Death row inmates compete for freedom in a virtual reality gameshow. Cheap and cheerful knockoff of a dozen better-budgeted movies; everything from Battle Royale to The Truman Show. Not bad within its limitations, with a couple of good gags and a neat sign-off.

Alien Invasion S.U.M.1 (2017, dir. Christian Pasquariello)

A lone watchtower soldier begins to doubt his solitary 100-day mission. Low-budget but generally well-sustained single-location SF thriller, owing something to films like Moon and The Village.

The Meg (2018, dir. Jon Turteltaub)

A deep-sea research team unearths a giant breed of prehistoric sharks. Fun though patchy aquatic action-adventure, saddled with an inconsistent script and the overbearing hand of producers, but delivering some monster fun nevertheless.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, dir. J. A. Bayona)

A mission to rescue dinosaurs from Isla Nublar turns out to be a double-cross. Awkward sequel which doesn’t make a lick of sense, being a string of chase and rescue set-pieces stitched together; the third act is the best, with a horror movie feel to it.