Movie reviews

Welcome to Digital Trends’ movie reviews page, where all of our reviews are compiled for your convenience and reading pleasure. A quick note: since perspectives on movies are so varied and subjective, we don’t assign numeric scores or letter grades with our movie reviews, unlike with our assessments of, say, video games or headphones. We do our best to explain why we feel the way we do on films, but if you agree or disagree with any of our reviews, feel free to let us know in the comments. Happy reading and, of course, happy watching!

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‘I ain’t going nowhere.’ Season 2 of ‘Luke Cage’ does Harlem’s hero proud

Luke Cage season 2 brings Mike Colter back as Marvel's steel-skinned hero, but this time he's faced with old enemies and new threats as he tries to protect the streets. Here's our review of the Netflix show's epic second season.
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Shane Black's 'The Predator' makes bloodthirsty aliens fun again

Filmmaker Shane Black brings the trophy-hunting alien back to the big screen in The Predator. The latest installment of the sci-fi action franchise features all of the gory action fans have come to expect, and a surprising amount of laughs…
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Netflix removes all customer reviews of shows and movies from its website

Acting on an announcement made in July, Netflix has now removed 10 years' worth of customer-contributed reviews of TV shows and movies from its website, citing declining use as the reason.
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'Slender Man' misses the mark on its meme, comes up skinny on scares

Sony Pictures' movie based on the Slender Man internet meme falls short of its source material's scary potential with a feature that's light on frightening moments and fails to invest in its titular creature character.
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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' scales down the Marvel epic without losing the fun

Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp refreshes the best ideas of the first movie and finds its footing with a hilarious team-up for Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, creative special effects, and smaller-scale action.
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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' brings some dark intensity to the franchise

The sequel to 2015 blockbuster Jurassic World, director J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom offers a darker spin on the Jurassic Park franchise, but still manages to offer the series' signature spectacle.
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Safe but not stale, 'Solo' fills in Star Wars lore with a classic heist tale

Solo: A Star Wars Story brings the sci-fi saga's shoot-first smuggler back to his early days for an exciting adventure that answers old questions and poses some new ones, while also offering up an entertaining homage to the beloved…
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'Deadpool 2' is a super sequel that wins big by taking risks

Deadpool 2 brings back Ryan Reynolds as mouthy mutant mercenary Wade Wilson, but can a few new mutants and John Wick co-director David Leitch catch R-rated lightning in a bottle a second time?
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Marvel pays off 10 years of movies with explosive and hilarious ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Though it can't quite make time for every single hero, "Avengers: Infinity War" is a fun and funny epic blast that also carries an emotional resonance worthy of a decade of stories.
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Older but definitely not mature, the cast of 'Super Troopers 2' still have it

A sequel 17 years in the making, Super Troopers 2 brings the Broken Lizard comedy troupe back to the world of its 2001 cult comedy for a film that brings the series' Vermont state troopers north of the border.
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'Rampage' review: Dwayne Johnson makes monster mayhem fun again

San Andreas director Brad Peyton reunites with Dwayne Johnson for this adaptation of the arcade game Rampage. The film pits Johnson against mutated monsters bent on destroying Chicago, but all he wants to do is rescue an albino gorilla.
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'Pacific Rim Uprising' goes all-in on spectacle, but leaves some heart behind

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 giant-robot brawler Pacific Rim has finally arrived in theaters, and what it lacks in heart and humanity this time around, it makes up for with monster-stomping spectacle.
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With ‘Ready Player One,’ Spielberg digs up real feels in a virtual universe

Three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline's nostalgia-fueled sci-fi novel Ready Player One to the big screen, but does the movie's virtual universe live up to the hype?
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'Annihilation' is a nightmare-fueling journey into the unknown

'Ex Machina' director Alex Garland adapts Jeff VanderMeer's terrifying best-seller in 'Annihilation' and offers a terrifying expedition into the unknown with a cast led by Natalie Portman.
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'Black Panther' breaks Marvel's mold without losing its magic

Marvel goes outside its comfort zone with 'Black Panther,' and the journey to Wakanda pays off big with a fresh, fascinating adventure that pushes the boundaries of what a superhero movie can be.
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A recycled story can't dim the sheer star power in the new 'Jumanji'

The sequel to Joe Johnston's 1995 classic, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle lacks some of the heart and wonder of its predecessor, but makes up for it with plenty of laughs and action.
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Every new Star Wars film was building to 'The Last Jedi,' and it's worth the wait

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' takes some big steps in unexpected directions under director and writer Rian Johnson that establish Episode VIII as one of the best installments of the beloved sci-fi saga.
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‘The Shape of Water’ tells an old tale with a bizarrely beautiful del Toro twist

Guillermo del Toro's gives a classic fairy tale a dark spin in The Shape of Water, but the familiar story feels fresh and looks beautiful thanks to its talented cast and visionary filmmaker.