ReelViews for 'Adventure' movies
There are times when the visuals are dazzling and dizzying but there’s also a sense that we’re watching something created on a computer as opposed to a genuine bending of reality.
"Everest" is a different animal from a garden-variety disaster movie. Although some of the beats are the same, the symphony is darker and more haunting.
"Fantastic Beasts" is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.
As a superhero movie, it falls into the "adequate" range of the spectrum - neither memorable nor forgettable.