Retains the edge-of-the-seat and nihilistic qualities of its predecessor, but there are shifts to the overall tone, which is neither as stark nor as ominous.
Despite a committed performance from Mackenzie Davis, the film corkscrews into a death spiral of trite dialogue meant to obfuscate the lack of a meaningful narrative.
Between the solid beginning and the great ending, there’s a long, unremarkable stretch enlivened only by the efforts of the actors and the lens of the cinematographer.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Dino Carnage, Scenes of Peril, Violence, Profanity)
Director: J.A. Bayona
Cast: Chris Pratt, BD Wong, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, Daniella Pineda, Justice Smith, Rafe Spall, Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon
"Fallen Kingdom" isn’t dino-myte. It’s dino doo-doo.
The reason to see "Dark Passage" is Bogie and his #1 leading lady, and they don’t disappoint.
Falls prey to two common problems: (1) predictable, uninspired humor, and (2) inept attempts to inject drama into the proceedings during the last act.
Gives us a chance to reconnect with characters we fell for in 2004 and discover that, although we may have aged, our affinity for them remains constant.
With solid performances and a sensitive screenplay, "The Valley" offers a window overlooking a heartbreakingly common situation whose signs remain elusive.
Unappealing and stale, a barely-watchable combination of clichés and irrelevant tangents.
An old-fashioned character piece, more dramatic than comedic in tone but leavened with occasional humor.