U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-04-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Marley Shelton, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Skeet Ulrich, Roger L. Jackson
When an old property achieves new life, it’s because of better creative decisions than the ones made by the men and women behind the fifth "Scream".
The kind of bland, by-the-numbers origin story that shows comic book movies at their least innovative.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-06-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Director: David Yates
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Madds Mikkelsen, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, William Nadylam, Victoria Yeates, Richard Coyle, Katherine Waterston
An unnecessary, joyless affair, it plods along offering “canonical” tidbits to fans but very little to casual viewers.
The movie feels like it was assembled from an unready draft even though visually, there’s no denying the film’s strengths.
About two-thirds of a creepy, unsettling story that comes unglued in the final 30 minutes.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Dino Violence, Intense Action, Profanity)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, Isabella Sermon, Campbell Scott, BD Wong, Omar Sy
It’s a good thing the movie offers an overdose of nostalgia, because there’s precious little else to get excited about.
Derivative and forgettable; fitfully entertaining but ultimately lacking.
Genre fans may perceive it as good enough to scratch an itch but no matter how well it incorporates the Jane Austen tropes, it’s hard to see this as more than obligatory and unnecessary.
The more familiarity one has with Jane Austen, the more likely the 2022 "Persuasion" is to be seen as an abomination.
Ponsoldt taps into nostalgia as the jumping-off point for a movie that ultimately goes nowhere, with underdeveloped characters whose stories never gel.