An unfortunate example of what happens when the financial gains of a stand-alone film cause everyone involved to envision a franchise-in-the-making.

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, ...

The high-energy musical numbers represent the motivation to stick with the movie when the narrative momentum flags.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2021-06-09
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mark Raso
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Lucius Hoyos, ...

Sketchy character development and poor world-building keep the film and its protagonists at arm’s length.

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