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The idiotic ending doesn’t redeem the uneven middle portion. The film's biggest problem is identified by the title.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-06-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, ...

Like nearly all unnecessary sequels, it’s the wedding of “bigger is better” with “more of the same.”

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-04-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Barry Pepper, ...

Pointless, loud, seemingly longer than a Peter Jackson film, and missing a credible story, this is for "Maze Runner" completists only.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Abbess
Cast: Daniel MacPherson, Kellan Lutz, Teagan Croft, ...

As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.

Run Time: 2:29
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, ...

An orgy of incoherence, a sensory assault that suffocates the viewer in a cavalcade of special effects incontinence.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, ...

Visually compelling but tone deaf.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Justin Lin
Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, ...

"Star Trek Beyond" is a Star Trek movie, although not an especially good one.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, ...

This is a clear example of a story being thrown together to serve the special effects, not the other way around.

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, ...

"Mockingjay Part 2" fails to satisfy as either a traditional sci-fi adventure blockbuster or an exploration of the dark side of war.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2015-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Partial Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Alan Taylor
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, ...

"Terminator Genisys" feels like the film James Cameron might have made if he continued the franchise.