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Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-31
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, ...

A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-10-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, ...

As the credits roll with most of the major plot threads unresolved, the frustration is palpable when one recognizes that there will be no second installment.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, ...

Saddled with an unevenly paced screenplay and overly reliant on generic CGI, "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to convey the magic of the book.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-28
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, ...

Works as a fantasy, an adventure, a dark comedy, a story of love between a girl and her pet, and a vicious satire.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, ...

This is the Origin of King Arthur According to Guy Ritchie and, if nothing else, it’s kinetic and attention-grabbing.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Zhang Yimou
Cast: Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, ...

It’s baffling that so much talent could produce something this lackluster.

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Fantasy violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, ...

"Fantastic Beasts" is an enjoyable stand-alone but its position as the progenitor of a new franchise remains unclear.

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Disturbing Images, Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Eva Green, ...

A fresh and engaging storybook adventure that should appeal to viewers both inside and out of the core demographic.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, ...

Unlikely to excite the imagination (or the box office) in the way many of Spielberg’s classics have.

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, ...

As a commercial for the game, "Warcraft" works and maybe that’s the yardstick of success against which this film should be measured.