More reverse-engineering than replication, Villeneuve’s visually and thematically rich sequel is a worthy successor to Scott’s visionary original.
Reeves brings his bold, bleak (r)evolution of the rebooted ‘Apes’ saga to a triumphant conclusion.
Scott’s creation re-emerges without its terror or intrigue in this highly derivative and predictable prequel-sequel.
While remixing the same charm, banter and fun of the first instalment, Gunn’s follow-up often just goes through the motions.
While taking few risks by leaning heavily on the iconography of the classic Star Wars trilogy, Edwards’ instalment is still a faithful and enjoyable return to that beloved galaxy far, far away.
While Villeneuve’s adaptation of Chiang’s sci-fi novella is a fresh take on first-contact with extraterrestrial life, it becomes an uneven mix of fascinating concepts and American exceptionalism.