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The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.

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.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson

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.

If there’s something less subtle than a sledgehammer, it applies here.

This concept, although suitable for a short, is too thin for a full animated feature and wears out its welcome long before the end credits arrive.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Bullying)
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
Director: Anders Walter
Cast: Madison Wolfe, Imogen Poots, Zoe Saldana, Sydney Wade, Rory Jackson, Jennifer Ehle, Noel Clarke

The vivid cinematography, affecting performance by Wolfe, and lack of saccharine allow the film to resonate.

A regurgitated product, familiar bits and pieces of teen-friendly “scary” stuff that mimics horror in disappointingly superficial ways.

Shows how the most devastating damage caused by terrorists sometimes isn’t to those who die; it’s to those who remain alive.

Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.

Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author’s scary books.