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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review – An Overwhelming Spectacle

It is a period of civil war. It is late 2017. Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) has been fired from Episode IX after having been hired two years prior only to be replaced by JJ Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the same month, with Chris Terrio (Argo) acting as co-writer. Cut to December, (and although…

Pacific Rim: Uprising – Double the action, half the fun

I am not sure what I wanted or expected from a sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, but I am sure that it wasn’t this. Del Toro was replaced by Steven S. DeKnight for Uprising, and while that immediately disheartened fans of the first, I was still willing to give this a chance. I…