ReelViews for 'SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE' movies

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Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1983-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Richard Marquand
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1980-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

"The Empire Strikes Back" is a true classic. It has scope and grandeur. It has heroics and tragedy. It can make us laugh and cry. It can make us get up and cheer. It can shock us to the very core of our beings.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, ...

A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, ...

Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Home Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Liam Neeson, Terence Stamp, Pernilla August, ...

A 2015 re-visitation of the 1999 "Star Wars" movie, "The Phantom Menace." Not an attempt to expunge the original review but a new look at the oft-reviled film from a different perspective.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Ben Foster, Mark Dennis
Cast: Reiley McClendon, Brianne Howey, Cassidy Gifford, ...

A superficially entertaining science-fiction action/adventure film that might have worked better had it focused more on the “science fiction” elements and less on the “action/adventure” ones.

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-22
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, ...

"Tomorrowland" is an interesting collage of moments and ideas in search of a strong narrative and a coherent ending.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2017-07-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, ...

This is a vital, original, and emotionally potent chapter to one of the longest-running movie series out there.