In case you missed David F Sanberg’s 2013 short “Lights Out” – which was so insanely scary it scored him the chance to turn it into a feature film – the opening of this 80 minute expansion of that film basically does it all over again: a woman turns off the lights, only to reveal a creepy figure in the shadows.
The surprising thing about this Ghostbusters reboot (it’s not a sequel – while the surviving original cast members have cameos, they’re not playing their original characters) isn’t how closely it follows the original, but how different it often is.
Generally derided as one of the sillier big budget disaster movies of the ’90s, it’s something of a shock twist that the sequel to Independence Day – only a mere 20 years after the original – turns out to be a surprisingly fun time.
The big problem with Warcraft: The Beginning is that it’s for the fans: rather than showing us amazing things, it seems that everyone agreed the real audience for this film is already familiar with everything here so any attempt to build up mystery or awe would just be a waste of time.
When Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) is injured in a motorcycle accident and left a quadriplegic, he retreats from his life as an extreme sports-loving financier to live with his castle-owning parents in their mansion. Meanwhile, the extremely quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) has just lost her job at the local café and is desperate for work to help support her family.
Director James Wan returns from helming the Fast & Furious franchise to deliver the latest instalment in his series of films about paranormal investigators (the Insidious films were basically the same thing, only without the “based on a true story” hook).