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Ghostbusters: Afterlife review – a slimy, stinking corpse of a sequel

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There’s a certain advantage to seeing a film like Ghostbusters: Afterlife among the cosplaying faithful at its New York Comic-Con premiere. Crowd response in the cavernous convention hall had a way of clearing up any ...

Candyman review – knowing horror sequel

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In Bernard Rose’s original 1992 horror film, a white female graduate student investigated the Candyman myth and the site of his haunting – Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project – as part of her research. Director Ni...

Don’t Breathe 2 review – dull and dingy home invasion horror sequel

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As box office continues to be wounded by both hybrid release strategies and the Delta variant (The Suicide Squad is the latest casualty of both), luring audiences out to the multiplex has become a lofty task, with stu...

Will we ever get to see Neill Blomkamp’s mooted District 9 sequel based on ‘American history’?

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The greatest science fiction movies always leave us wanting to know more. Think Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Terminator, Blade Runner, Ex Machina or The Matrix. All are spiked with so much enigma – visions of the...

The Croods: A New Age – scrappy prehistoric animation sequel

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In this sequel to the 2013 animated film The Croods, caveman Grug ( voiced by Nicolas Cage) and his family are introduced to the modern concept of privacy when they stumble across a walled garden. It belongs to the Be...

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions review – fun puzzle horror sequel

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The start of a new year can be relied upon for a number of familiar standards: bold new lifestyle changes that last for days, a hangover that lasts even longer and a junky American horror film dumped into cinemas on t...

Space Jam: A New Legacy review – garish and soulless sequel is a stinker

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One might assume that the subtitle of the film Space Jam: A New Legacy refers to LeBron James, seeing as he’s the star, the opening credits run through a highlight reel of his greatest moments, and its wobbly emotiona...

The Souvenir Part II review – a flood of austere sunlight in Joanna Hogg’s superb sequel

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It shouldn’t work, and maybe it shouldn’t even have got made. But it does and it has: and Joanna Hogg has given us an amazingly luminous self-portrait of the film-maker as a young woman: metatextual, confessional and ...

Terminator 2 at 30: groundbreaking sequel that led to CGI laziness

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How do you kill the man who has everything? In broad strokes, this was the quandary facing James Cameron as he formulated plans for a sequel to The Terminator, the little action picture that rocketed him and star Arno...

A Quiet Place Part II review – slick horror sequel

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John Krasinski’s slick, skilful follow-up to his 2018 post-apocalyptic thriller works well as a genre exercise; with patriarch Lee (Krasinski) sacrificed to the first film, Evelyn (Emily Blunt, Krasinski’s real-life p...

Peter Rabbit 2: the Runaway review – amusingly self-aware sequel

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The furry scourge of gardeners everywhere returns. But this instalment of Peter Rabbit is filtered through the kind of sly self-awareness that suggests the film-makers took on board the criticisms of the previous film...