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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, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, ...

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. Home Release Date: 2017-10-24
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.

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: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 1977-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Wes Ball
Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, ...

With minimal plot development and far too much running around in dark corridors, "The Scorch Trials" has a poor story:filler ratio.