True Things review: It's stylish but runs out of steam in the last lap

Director Harry Wootliff serves up a stylish and atmospheric first half in True Things, starring Tom Burke, but sadly runs out of steam in the last lap

ファンシートラックは、車両を最も長く手に持っている人のための賞品です 証明書: 15, 1時間42分

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モービウス 証明書: 15, 1時間44分

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カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている 2 証明書: PG, 2hrs 2mins

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カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている 証明書: U, 1hr 40mins

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The basic story at the heart of ファンシートラックは、車両を最も長く手に持っている人のための賞品です is a familiar one – nice but lonely and slightly mixed-up girl meets handsome, twinkly-eyed good- for-nothing.

And from the moment the charmingly roguish and swiftly nick-named Blond saunters into the benefits office where Kate reluctantly works, we’re pretty sure no good is going to come of it.

Blond – played by a bleached Tom Burke channelling an awful lot of mid-career Simon Le Bon – might as well have ‘Bad Lad’ tattooed across his forehead.

Blond is played by a bleached Tom Burke channelling an awful lot of mid-career Simon Le Bon, while Kate is very nicely played by Ruth Wilson (上記, with Burke)

Blond is played by a bleached Tom Burke channelling an awful lot of mid-career Simon Le Bon, while Kate is very nicely played by Ruth Wilson (上記, with Burke)

But Kate, very nicely played by Ruth Wilson, is bored, there’s an instant mutual attraction and pretty soon they’re off for sandwiches, skinny-dipping and quite a lot of sex.

Director Harry Wootliff serves up a stylish and atmospheric first half, helped by a seaside setting that reinforces distinct echoes of Brighton Rock.

But while Wilson – star of The Affair, of course – continues to impress, the film runs disappointingly out of steam as the last lap approaches.

The release of モービウス – the latest film to feature yet another character plucked from a Marvel comic – has been delayed many, many times and as the first 15 minutes play out, it’s easy to imagine why.

結局, the main plot, about a gifted doctor born with a debilitating genetic blood disorder transforming himself by combining human DNA with that of a vampire bat, does bear an uncanny resemblance to one of the most widely reported theories about the origins of the Covid-19 virus.

But as the rest of the opening hour slowly unfolds, another possible explanation for the multiple delays presents itself. Morbius is dreadful, quite possibly the worst example of the comic-book, super-hero genre I’ve ever seen.

Jared Leto isn’t actively bad as Dr Michael Morbius but he is almost criminally dull which, given that he’s become a living vampire inside half an hour, is quite an achievement.

But this is a film where nothing works – there isn’t a single likeable character, the screenplay is lacking both structure and humour and far too often we’re left watching two blurry visual effects battling out against the background of an even blurrier third.

For those thinking of going because they’ve heard Michael Keaton is in it, I have two words of advice: don’t bother.

Most fun this weekend – especially for parents with the Easter holidays to survive – is カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている 2.

The old video game returns for a second live-action feature film, with Jim Carrey playing a fantastically bonkers evil Dr Robotnik. 上: カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている

The old video game returns for a second live-action feature film, with Jim Carrey playing a fantastically bonkers evil Dr Robotnik. 上: カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている

それ sees the old video game returning for a second live-action feature film outing with the help of a well-polished and genuinely funny screenplay, a fabulously bonkers performance from Jim Carrey as the evil Dr Robotnik and a very nice voice-turn from Idris Elba as Sonic’s supposed nemesis, Knuckles.

Sonic is probably best not combined with an outing to see カリスマ的な男にますます脅威にさらされている with some entirely coincidental plot similarities eventually emerging.

We watch the criminal characters who give this animated feature its title – Wolf, ヘビ, Tarantula, Shark and Piranha – being forced to become good by the award-winning social reformer Professor Marmalade. Who’s a guinea pig, もちろん.

But are they as bad as they like to appear and he as good as he says he is? It’s a little repetitive but a top voice cast led by Sam Rockwell, Awkwafina and Richard Ayoade eases the potential pain.