ReelViews for 'SCIENCE FICTION/ADVENTURE' movies

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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: 2:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-09-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, ...

The prioritization of highlighting moments of "Star Wars" lore over telling a compelling story makes "Solo" feel overlong and anticlimactic.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Innuendo)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, ...

One of the year’s most energetic, visually rewarding, and ultimately exhausting motion pictures.

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: 2:20
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.

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Peter Cushing, Jimmy Smits, ...

As one of 2016’s most anticipated films, it doesn’t let down the legions who have been waiting for it.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, ...

"Allegiant" exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J Blakeson
Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, ...

There seems to be little reason to see "The 5th Wave" unless you’re a fan of unfinished stories that likely will never be completed.

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: 2:15
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.