U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Cartoon Violence, Profanity, Mild Sexual Content)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Alex Wolff, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Mason Gussione
An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Ciaran Hinds, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Joe Morton
Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.
This is “more of the same” but, at least in this case, that’s a good thing.