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REVIEW Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching.

“It was Independence Day: Resurgence,” my flatmate said, as we started to leave our seats and head for the foyer.

After we saw the Independence Day sequel together back in 2016 (a lifetime ago in terms of blockbuster film releases), we had spent a large amount of time discussing the fact that it was essentially the same film as the original: scientists make puzzling discoveries in the first act, the aliens reveal themselves and move against humans in the second act, leading to a final confrontation for the survival of humanity in the third, complete with humans trying to escape the mothership.

REVIEW Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Fair warning: considerable spoilers follow – read after watching.

It’s kind of funny: I feel a little bit like I can’t talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi – arguably the biggest film of the year, which came out late last week – without acknowledging the online backlash which has emerged against it in the last few days. And the reason I feel I need to acknowledge it is that, by contrast to that, any review I give is going to seem alarmingly positive and contrarian.

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