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Now showing at Cineworld Feltham Leisure West, Air Park Way,Feltham,Middlesex TW13 7LX 0871 200 2000

  • Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  • Baaghi
  • Bachaana
  • Bastille Day
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain America: Civil War 3D
  • Fan
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Manithan
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Sarrainodu
  • The Huntsman: Winter's War
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Jungle Book 3D
  • Theri
  • Two By Two
  • Vaisakhi List
  • Zootropolis

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip 3 stars

Dave has been dating Samantha for several months. Alvin, Simon and Theodore would be delighted except Samantha's teenage son Miles bullies them mercilessly. The chipmunks discover an engagement ring in Dave's bag and realise that their pal is poised to go down on bended knee. This would be a disaster because the trio would have to suffer Miles for the rest of their lives, so they hatch a cunning plan to sabotage the relationship before Dave can produce the ring.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastJosh Green, Jason Lee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Justin Long, Jesse McCartney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
  • DirectorWalt Becker.
  • WriterAdam Sztykiel, Randi Mayem Singer.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration92 mins
  • Official site
  • Release12/02/2016

Love is in the air in the fourth instalment of the Alvin And The Chipmunks series... but not for long if the helium-voiced furballs get their way. Walt Becker's ramshackle road movie contrives a flimsy excuse for singing rodents Alvin, Simon and Theodore to want to sabotage the flourishing romance of their surrogate father.

Of course, the mischievous trio learn the error of their ways en route to a sentimental reconciliation that emphasises the importance of family over fame with all the subtlety of a swift kick to the sternum. Randi Mayem Singer and Adam Sztykiel's script trades in recycled humour and repeatedly makes pointless narrative detours to allow Alvin, Simon and Theodore to perform their high energy cover versions.

Thus the chipmunks swing their hips to Gloria Estefan's Conga at the mere mention of Miami and a detour to New Orleans provides the perfect excuse for a toe-tapping rendition of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' disco-flavoured floor filler Uptown 'Munk during Mardi Gras.

Dave (Jason Lee) has been dating Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) for several months and decides to introduce his sweetheart to his surrogate children. Alvin (voiced by Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) should be delighted, except Samantha's teenage son Miles (Josh Green) bullies them mercilessly when the parents' backs are turned.

The chipmunks discover an engagement ring and realise that Dave is poised to go down on bended knee to Samantha during a business trip to Miami to promote the album of superstar Ashley Grey (Bella Thorne).

Wedding bells toll disaster - the trio will be stuck with Miles - so the chipmunks hatch a cunning plan to sabotage the proposal. "People look out for themselves. It's what animals do," snarls Miles, who was abandoned at an early age by his no-good father.

He pledges support to Alvin, Simon and Theodore to prevent another man from hurting his mother. The quartet embarks on disaster-prone misadventures from Los Angeles to Miami including a tangle with a tenacious air marshal (Tony Hale).

Meanwhile, the feisty Chipettes - Brittany (Christina Applegate), Eleanor (Kaley Cuoco) and Jeanette (Anna Faris) - begin their stint as judges on TV talent show American Idol.

Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip is cast in the mould of previous films, replete with bouts of chipmunk flatulence and slapstick humour. Hale's relentless air marshal is the butt of most of the jokes, including a face plant into a road sign during one madcap chase.

Lee is reduced to looking exasperated or proud as required. Polished digital effects seamlessly blend the rapping rodents with exaggerated real life, including one scene at a courthouse that comes surprisingly close to genuine heart-tugging emotion.

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Baaghi 3 stars

Ronny is a rebellious 23-year-old from Delhi, who struggles to keep his emotions in check. He becomes smitten with the beautiful but equally volatile Siya, who shares his reluctance to kowtow to authority. Following a clash with his father, Ronny is exiled to a disciplinary academy in a quiet town in Kerala, where the young man must learn to control his anger. In this peaceful idyll, Ronny is expected to master his inner rage. Instead, he clashes with a bad boy called Raghav.

  • GenreBollywood, Drama, Romance
  • CastTiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu.
  • DirectorSabbir Khan.
  • WriterSanjeev Dutta.
  • CountryIndia
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/BaaghiOfficial
  • Release29/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

Young hearts run free in a Hindu romantic drama, directed by Sabbir Khan. Ronny (Tiger Shroff) is a rebellious 23-year-old from Delhi, who struggles to keep his emotions in check. He becomes smitten with the beautiful but equally volatile Siya (Shraddha Kapoor), who shares his reluctance to kowtow to authority. Following a clash with his father, Ronny is exiled to a disciplinary academy in a quiet town in Kerala, where the young man must learn to control his anger. In this peaceful idyll, Ronny is expected to master his inner rage. Instead, he clashes with a bad boy and martial arts expert called Raghav (Sudheer Babu).

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Bachaana 3 stars

Aalia is a sweet and innocent Indian girl, who marries Jhangir, unaware of the kind of man he really is. He takes Aalia abroad for the first time to the paradise island nation of Mauritius and cleverly sets her up to carry drugs for him. When the plan is exposed, Aalia attempts to escape from the clutches of her husband and places her trust in Pakistani cab driver Vicky, who is waiting to pick up a fare at the airport.

  • GenreAction, Romance, Thriller, World
  • CastMohib Mirza, Sanam Saeed, Adeel Hashmi.
  • DirectorNasir Khan.
  • WriterSaad Azhar.
  • CountryPak
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/Bachaana
  • Release22/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

Aalia (Sanam Saeed) is a sweet and innocent Indian girl, who marries Jhangir (Adeel Hashmi), unaware of the kind of man he really is. He takes Aalia abroad for the first time to the paradise island nation of Mauritius and cleverly sets her up to carry drugs for him. When the plan is exposed, Aalia attempts to escape from the clutches of her husband and places her trust in Pakistani cab driver Vicky (Mohib Mirza), who is waiting to pick up a fare at the airport. Sensing Aalia is in serious trouble, Vicky agrees to help her and they go on the run with Jhangir and his goons in hot pursuit. En route, the cab driver and his passenger grow closer and the sparks of attraction fly.

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Bastille Day 3 stars

During a scouting mission around Paris, pickpocket Michael Mason notices a young woman, Zoe Naville, in a state of distress. She isn't paying attention to her shopping bag so Michael expertly swipes it when her back is turned. He takes the valuables and casually discards the bag, unaware that a bomb in buried inside. The device detonates and Michael is unwittingly framed as a terrorist. US operative Sean Briar, who is assigned to the CIA station in Paris, vows to apprehend Michael before the French authorities.

  • GenreAction, Thriller
  • CastRichard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly, Idris Elba.
  • DirectorJames Watkins.
  • WriterAndrew Baldwin.
  • CountryFr/US
  • Duration92 mins
  • Official site
  • Release22/04/2016

A small-time criminal is in the wrong place at the wrong time in director James Watkins' action-packed thriller, which promotes Idris Elba as the next iteration of agent 007 when Daniel Craig holsters his Walther PPK for good. Shot on location in London and Paris, Bastille Day boasts a thrilling rooftop chase performed by the actors rather than stunt doubles. Elba is a surly, muscular presence at the centre of every action sequence. After one breathless chase, his strapping 6-foot 3 CIA agent asks a petty criminal why he decided to run. "You were coming after me. Have you seen yourself?" comes the tongue-in-cheek response. Budgetary constraints and haphazard plotting from screenwriter Andrew Baldwin conspire against the leading man, and misfiring on-screen chemistry with co-star Richard Madden undermines Watkins' dream of crafting a mismatched buddy cop movie in the vein of 48 Hours or Lethal Weapon. Foregoing expensive slam-bang thrills, Bastille Day opts for murky political intrigue and a grand conspiracy that confirms the biggest crooks are powerful men in suits, who should be serving and protecting the public, not greedily fleecing them. Expert pickpocket Michael Mason (Madden) steals passports, accessories and smartphones at major tourist hot-spots like the Sacre-Coeur at Montmartre to fulfil orders for middleman Baba (Eriq Ebouaney). During a scouting mission, Michael spies a young activist, Zoe Naville (Charlotte Le Bon), in a state of distress. She isn't paying attention to her shopping bag, so Michael expertly swipes it when her back is turned. He takes the valuables and casually discards the bag, unaware that a bomb is buried inside. The device detonates, killing innocent bystanders, and Michael is unwittingly condemned a terrorist by CCTV footage. Rogue US operative Sean Briar (Idris Elba), who is assigned to the CIA station in Paris under Karen Dacre (Kelly Reilly), vows to apprehend Michael before an elite French SWAT team led by Rafi (Thierry Godard). A game of cat and mouse between Briar, Michael and Rafi plays out around the arrondissements. Meanwhile, the real bombers plan their next move, creating a public relations nightmare for the embattled French Minister of Homeland Security, Victor Gamieux (Jose Garcia). Bastille Day was originally scheduled to open in February, but the film's release date was, understandably, pushed back two months in the aftermath of the terror attacks in the French capital. Opening scenes of the bomb blast outside a metro station in a bustling square are chilling without seeming gratuitous. Elba effortlessly copes with the physicality of his role, but Madden is a tepid sidekick, and Le Bon is completely superfluous. There are undeniable pleasures here - including an occasionally hilarious verbal exchange - but they are scant and slight.

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Captain America: Civil War 4 stars

The US political establishment insists on the introduction of legislation to control the Avengers. Tony Stark aka Iron Man submits to these demands but Steve Rogers aka Captain America, who has always been a staunch patriot and followed orders, refuses to accede, especially when his good friend Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier is threatened. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. A battle royale unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy emerges and threatens mankind.

  • GenreAction, Science Fiction, Thriller
  • CastChris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle.
  • DirectorJoe Russo, Anthony Russo.
  • WriterStephen McFeely, Christopher Markus.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration147 mins
  • Official sitewww.marvel.com/captainamerica
  • Release29/04/2016

The fragile alliance between the Avengers is shattered in the third Captain America film, directed at a breathless pace by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo. Opening with a flashback to 1991 that sets one major character on their self-destructive path, Civil War underscores its bombastic title by pitting former allies against each other in a series of dizzying showdowns that cleave apart the Marvel Comics universe. Scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely repeatedly inhabit the blurred lines between heroism and villainy, examining the moral conundrums faced by superpowered warriors who have pledged to protect the innocent from the righteous crossfire. Alas, no one emerges unscathed from the melee and the deep psychological wounds inflicted in these bombastic 147 minutes suggest that this muscular chapter signals a bittersweet end for some characters while blatantly teeing up standalone spin-offs for Spider-Man and Black Panther. "Victory at the expense of the innocent is no victory at all," solemnly intones King T'Chaka (John Kani) from the battle-scarred nation of Wakanda. If that is true then Captain America: Civil War is a crushing defeat for everyone except thrill-seeking cinema audiences. A year has passed since the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) insists on the introduction of legislation - The Sokovia Accords - to control the superheroes. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reluctantly submits, telling his compatriots: "I'm doing what has to be done to stave off something worse." Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), who has always been a staunch patriot, refuses to sign, fearful of the consequences of the Avengers relinquishing their independence. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), James Rhodes, aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Prince T'Challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) all stand shoulder to shoulder with Stark. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), pledge their allegiance to Rogers. A battle royale between the two factions unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy, Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), threatens mankind. Captain America: Civil War could easily trim 20 minutes from its bloated running time without diminishing the impact of the special effects sequences or the pivotal plot twists. The Russo brothers choreograph destruction on a grand scale, including an adrenaline-pumping motorcycle chase on the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin. Evans and Downey Jr puff out their chests for supremacy in every lavish frame, while Johansson somersaults sexily between the feuding factions. A protracted sequence involving Stark, a nerdy Peter Parker and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) sows seeds of hope that next year's reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, might revitalise the webslinging vigilante with whip-smart humour. Miracles might happen.

Captain America: Civil War 3D 4 stars

The US political establishment insists on the introduction of legislation to control the Avengers. Tony Stark aka Iron Man submits to these demands but Steve Rogers aka Captain America, who has always been a staunch patriot and followed orders, refuses to accede, especially when his good friend Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier is threatened. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. A battle royale unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy emerges and threatens mankind.

  • GenreAction, Science Fiction, Thriller
  • CastChris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen, Scarlett Johansson.
  • DirectorJoe Russo, Anthony Russo.
  • WriterStephen McFeely, Christopher Markus.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration147 mins
  • Official sitewww.marvel.com/captainamerica
  • Release29/04/2016

The fragile alliance between the Avengers is shattered in the third Captain America film, directed at a breathless pace by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo. Opening with a flashback to 1991 that sets one major character on their self-destructive path, Civil War underscores its bombastic title by pitting former allies against each other in a series of dizzying showdowns that cleave apart the Marvel Comics universe. Scriptwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely repeatedly inhabit the blurred lines between heroism and villainy, examining the moral conundrums faced by superpowered warriors who have pledged to protect the innocent from the righteous crossfire. Alas, no one emerges unscathed from the melee and the deep psychological wounds inflicted in these bombastic 147 minutes suggest that this muscular chapter signals a bittersweet end for some characters while blatantly teeing up standalone spin-offs for Spider-Man and Black Panther. "Victory at the expense of the innocent is no victory at all," solemnly intones King T'Chaka (John Kani) from the battle-scarred nation of Wakanda. If that is true then Captain America: Civil War is a crushing defeat for everyone except thrill-seeking cinema audiences. A year has passed since the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross (William Hurt) insists on the introduction of legislation - The Sokovia Accords - to control the superheroes. Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), reluctantly submits, telling his compatriots: "I'm doing what has to be done to stave off something worse." Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), who has always been a staunch patriot, refuses to sign, fearful of the consequences of the Avengers relinquishing their independence. The gulf between Stark and Rogers forces the remaining Avengers to take sides. Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), James Rhodes, aka War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Prince T'Challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man (Tom Holland) all stand shoulder to shoulder with Stark. Meanwhile, Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Sam Wilson, aka Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), pledge their allegiance to Rogers. A battle royale between the two factions unfolds just as a diabolical new enemy, Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), threatens mankind. Captain America: Civil War could easily trim 20 minutes from its bloated running time without diminishing the impact of the special effects sequences or the pivotal plot twists. The Russo brothers choreograph destruction on a grand scale, including an adrenaline-pumping motorcycle chase on the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin. Evans and Downey Jr puff out their chests for supremacy in every lavish frame, while Johansson somersaults sexily between the feuding factions. A protracted sequence involving Stark, a nerdy Peter Parker and Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) sows seeds of hope that next year's reboot, Spider-Man: Homecoming, might revitalise the webslinging vigilante with whip-smart humour. Miracles might happen.

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Fan 3 stars

Twenty-five year-old Gaurav Chandana is devoted to 45-year-old actor Aryan Khanna, festooning the walls of his home with pictures of the performer. Everything in Gaurav's humdrum life revolves around his adoration for a man, who is always just out of reach. The fan resolves to gain an audience with his idol but Aryan is surrounded at all times by security guards and handlers, who are paid to protect him from deranged admirers. In the process, Gaurav's affection for Aryan festers into a dangerous obsession.

  • GenreBollywood, Drama, Thriller
  • CastJoelle Koissi, Mariola Jaworska, Shah Rukh Khan.
  • DirectorManeesh Sharma.
  • WriterHabib Faisal.
  • CountryIndia
  • Duration142 mins
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/FanTheFilm
  • Release15/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan plays dual roles in Maneesh Sharma's psychological thriller. Twenty-five year-old Gaurav Chandana (Khan) is devoted to 45-year-old actor Aryan Khanna (Khan again), festooning the walls of his home with pictures of the performer. Everything in Gaurav's humdrum life revolves around his adoration for a man, who is always just out of reach. The fan resolves to gain an audience with his idol but Aryan is surrounded at all times by security guards and handlers, who are paid to protect him from deranged admirers. In the process, Gaurav's affection for Aryan festers into a toxic and dangerous obsession.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 3 stars

After 500 years of incarceration in the Spirit Realm, megalomaniacal yak Kai steals the chi of every kung fu master including his one-time friend, Oogway. Only the Dragon Warrior - overweight dumpling-obsessed panda Po - can bring Kai's reign of terror to an end. So the power-crazed yak returns to the mortal plane and gallops towards the Jade Palace to lock horns with Master Shifu and his plucky disciples.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family
  • CastJack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, JK Simmons, Bryan Cranston, David Cross.
  • DirectorJennifer Yuh, Alessandro Carloni.
  • WriterGlenn Berger, Jonathan Aibel.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration95 mins
  • Official sitewww.kungfupandainternational.com/intl/uk/
  • Release11/03/2016

Prepare for the return of awesomeness in Jennifer Yuh Nelson's energetic martial arts comedy which kicks computer-animated butt and comes close to matching the rumbustious fun of the 2008 original. Screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger flashback to overweight panda Po's tortured past as the inspiration for this tale of identity and retribution, taking the story into far darker territory.

However, Jack Black's whirlwind vocal performance provides a generous smattering of belly laughs and the visuals are gorgeous and colourful, notably in the frenetic set pieces which punctuate the narrative.

The introduction of the 3D format almost warrants the additional ticket price, adding depth to the gorgeous rolling landscapes of ancient China replete with bamboo forests and ornate palaces. Younger audiences will get just as much fun though from the traditional 2D version without the discomfort or distraction of the plastic spectacles.

Overweight panda Po (voiced by Black) is living his dream as an all-action bear, honing his skills under the watchful eye of mentor Shifu (Dustin Hoffman). However, he is haunted by fragmented memories, which eventually reveal how his father came to be a goose called Mr Ping (James Wong). It transpires that an evil peacock Lord Shen (Gary Oldman) is the cause of Po's deep emotional wounds.

Spurred on by a dire warning about pandas from an elderly soothsayer (Michelle Yeoh), Shen and his army of snarling wolves are on a collision course with Po, armed with a deadly weapon that could bring China to its knees. Thankfully, Po can always rely on The Furious Five - Crane (David Cross), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Tigress (Angelina Jolie) and Viper (Lucy Liu) - to avert disaster.

Kung Fu Panda 2 doesn't quite soar to the dizzy heights of DreamWorks' last animated feature, How To Train Your Dragon, but Yuh Nelson's film plays to its strengths. The sequel relies heavily on Black to unleash his verbal fireworks and to continue sparking potential romance with Jolie's kung fu kitty. Hoffman's comic timing is impeccable and Oldman delivers his lines in suitably Machiavellian tones.

The action sequences are bigger and more complex but still fall short of the intricacy of Pixar's most recent pictures. Hopefully DreamWorks Animation will have learnt lessons about animated sequels from Shrek, which dazzled us in its original incarnation but became a creatively empty husk by yesteryear's Shrek Forever After.

Alas, the feel good revelations at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2 suggest that as long as box office tills ring, there will be more chapters in Po's journey of self-discovery. Having achieved inner peace in this instalment, expect Kung Fu Panda 3 to tackle global child obesity by having its rotund hero achieve outer peace through a crash diet.

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Manithan 3 stars

Sakthi is an idealistic lawyer, who believes in pursuing justice at all costs. He is determined to prove himself to his peers, and impress the woman he loves, Priya. However, Lady Luck is a stranger to Sakthi and he is sometimes embarrassed in court because of his inexperience. Reading through the newspaper, Sakthi learns of a tragic, high profile case that would test his legal knowledge to the limit. He vows to represent the victims and musters his courage to face fearsome criminal lawyer Adisheshan.

  • GenreDrama, World
  • CastUdhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Prakash Raj.
  • DirectorI Ahmed.
  • WriterAjayan Bala, I Ahmed.
  • CountryIndia
  • Official site
  • Release29/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

I Ahmed directs and writes this Tamil language drama based on the 2013 Hindi film Jolly LLB, about a man battling against a corrupt, one-sided legal system. Sakthi (Udhayanidhi Stalin) is an idealistic lawyer, who believes in pursuing justice at all costs. He is determined to prove himself to his peers, and impress the woman he loves, Priya (Hansika Motwani). However, Lady Luck is a stranger to Sakthi and he is sometimes embarrassed in court because of his inexperience. Reading through the newspaper, Sakthi learns of a tragic, high profile case that would test his legal knowledge to the limit. He vows to represent the victims and musters his courage to face fearsome criminal lawyer Adisheshan (Prakash Raj), who always secures a winning verdict for his wealthy clients.

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Ratchet & Clank 3 stars

Ratchet is a mechanic on Planet Veldin in the Solana Galaxy, who dreams of becoming a Galactic Ranger like his valiant idols, Captain Qwark, Cora and Brax. Chairman Drek and his hulking robotic henchman Victor invade Veldin with their war bots, but Ratchet and his cute robotic sidekick Clank unexpectedly save the day. Their gallantry is rewarded with promotion to the Galactic Rangers, which sows the seeds of Captain Qwark's intense jealousy.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Children, Children's, Science Fiction
  • CastJim Ward, David Kaye, James Arnold Taylor.
  • DirectorJericca Cleland, Kevin Munroe.
  • WriterKevin Munroe, Gerry Swallow, T J Fixman.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration94 mins
  • Official sitewww.ratchetandclankthemovie.com
  • Release29/04/2016

Hollywood's turbulent relationship with the video gaming industry has frequently ended in tears including forgettable big-screen renderings of the Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Hitman franchises. The visceral thrill of assuming control of a digitised protagonist, whose destiny is literally in your hands, can't be replicated at 24 frames per second. Four films inspired by hugely popular games including The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft and Assassin's Creed loom large on the horizon, and the 2016 onslaught begins with Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland's computer-animated romp. Ratchet & Clank is an energetic battle beyond the stars that affirms anyone can have a positive impact on the world. "To be a hero, you don't have to do big things, just the right ones," sermonises one of the otherworldly characters, trumpeting a message of self-belief and courage that is hardwired into the linear and simplistic script. There's no quibbling with the film's worthy intentions. It's just a shame that the quality of the animation, vocal performances and narrative sophistication couldn't have strived for greatness too. Ratchet (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) is a furry, cat-like creature called a Lombax, who works as a mechanic on Planet Veldin in the Solana Galaxy, in a ramshackle workshop owned by his mentor and surrogate father, Grimroth (John Goodman). While he may be a wizard with a wrench, Ratchet openly dreams of becoming a laser gun-wielding Galactic Ranger like his idols, Captain Qwark (Jim Ward), Cora (Bella Thorne) and Brax (Vincent Tong). "Dream smaller, it leads to less disappointment," counsels Grimroth tenderly. Unperturbed, Ratchet attends a trial for the Rangers. "You may not have this chiselled jaw or God-given pectoral region but if you have heart, you may have what it takes," beams Qwark encouragingly to prospective candidates. Soon after, diabolical Chairman Drek (Paul Giamatti) and his hulking robotic henchman Victor (Sylvester Stallone) invade Veldin with their war bots. Ratchet and his cute mechanised sidekick Clank (David Kaye) unexpectedly save the day and their gallantry is rewarded with promotion to the esteemed ranks of the Galactic Rangers, which sows the seeds of Captain Qwark's jealousy. Chairman Drek and his chief scientist, Doctor Nefarious (Armin Shimerman), exploit these divisions to destroy the Galactic Rangers from within before they unleash their aptly named superweapon: the Deplanetizer. Ratchet & Clank is a solid and broadly comic introduction to the eponymous champions, who have appeared on various PlayStation platforms. Locations, weapons and flimsy plot threads from the games are merrily woven together into a conventional clash between good and evil. Heroes are immensely likable and pantomime villains cackle at regular intervals as they set their fatally flawed schemes in motion. Visuals are colourful and shiny if lacking in meticulous detail, especially when viewed on a widescreen canvas. Munroe and Cleland's picture encourages us to dream big, but its ambitions are extremely limited.

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Robinson Crusoe 3 stars

Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked on a tropical island, which is home to a parrot called Tuesday and his friends: a chameleon called Carmello, a feisty kingfisher called Kiki, an echidna called Epi, a pangolin called Pango, a tapir called Rosie and a doddering old goat called Scrubby. The animals are initially wary of the human interloper but eventually live in harmony with Robinson. Unfortunately, scheming cats May and Mal also survive the shipwreck and plot to seize control of the sun-kissed idyll.

  • GenreAdaptation, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Family, Family
  • CastGeorge Babbit, Ron Allen, Laila Berzins, Yuri Lowenthal, Colin Metzger, Lindsay Torrance.
  • DirectorBen Stassen, Vincent Kesteloot.
  • CountryBel/Fr
  • Duration90 mins
  • Official sitewww.robinson-crusoe.co.uk
  • Release06/05/2016

Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen co-direct a computer-animated retelling of Daniel Defoe's celebrated 18th century novel, told from the perspective of a parrot called Tuesday (voiced by David Howard), who accompanies the title character on his madcap odyssey. Robinson Crusoe (Yuri Lowenthal) is shipwrecked on a tropical island, which is home to Tuesday and his friends: a chameleon called Carmello (Colin Metzger), a feisty kingfisher called Kiki (Lindsay Torrance), an echidna called Epi (Sandy Fox), a pangolin called Pango (Jeff Doucette), a tapir called Rosie (Laila Berzins) and a doddering old goat called Scrubby (Joey Camen). The animals are initially wary of the human interloper but eventually live in harmony with the shipwreck survivor in a makeshift tree house. Unfortunately, scheming cats May (Debi Tinsley) and Mal (Doucette again) also survive the shipwreck and once they have raised their litter of hungry kittens, they stage a coup in order to seize control of the sun-kissed idyll and its rich food supply.

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Sarrainodu 3 stars

Action.

  • GenreAction
  • CastAadhi, Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet Singh.
  • DirectorBoyapati Srinu.
  • WriterBoyapati Srinu.
  • CountryIndia
  • Duration162 mins
  • Official site

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Thursday 5th May 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War 2 stars

Scheming Queen Ravenna rules over her realm in the south with a steely glare. Her kind-hearted sister Freya gives birth to a baby girl, who subsequently dies, unleashing a wave of grief and fury in Freya that transforms her into The Ice Queen. She moves north, establishes her own kingdom and kidnaps children from nearby villages to mould into an army of heartless soldiers. She demands that the warriors under her control never open their hearts to love but Eric and Sara defy their queen.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
  • CastColin Morgan, Jessica Chastain, Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Sam Claflin, Charlize Theron.
  • DirectorCedric Nicolas-Troyan.
  • WriterCraig Mazin, Evan Spiliotopoulos.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration117 mins
  • Official sitewww.huntsmanmovie.co.uk
  • Release04/04/2016

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Alas, not Cedric Nicolas-Troyan's functional prequel-cum-sequel to the 2012 fantasy Snow White And The Huntsman, which promises a yarn "that comes long before happily ever after". The Huntsman: Winter's War boasts jaw-dropping costumes, sets and production design, plus special effects-laden action sequences awash with rampaging goblins and a shape-shifting arch-villainess. However, all of the slick, digitally rendered beauty cannot disguise uneven performances and a plodding script by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin, which cynically melds Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen and the Brothers Grimm to woo audiences, who hanker for a live-action version of Frozen. Kristen Stewart is noticeably absent as Snow White, who appears fleetingly in flashback, but Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprise their roles as swaggering hero and scheming megalomaniac, on a collision course with destiny. If risible regional accents were a crime punishable under UK law, Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain would be sentenced to life without parole. Her gung-ho attempts at a Scottish burr catalyse several moments of unintentional hilarity when her acrobatic warrior isn't somersaulting through breathlessly orchestrated fight sequences. Scheming Queen Ravenna (Theron) rules over her realm in the south with a steely glare, aided by the shape-shifting magic mirror. Her kind-hearted younger sister, Freya (Emily Blunt), falls madly in love with the Duke of Blackwood (Colin Morgan), who is promised to another, and falls pregnant with his child. Shortly after the birth of a baby girl, the Duke torches the infant in its crib, unleashing a wave of grief and fury in Freya that transforms her into The Ice Queen. She moves north, establishes her own kingdom and kidnaps children from nearby villages to mould into an army of heartless soldiers. "Do not love. It's a sin... and I shall not forgive it," snarls Freya to her trembling charges. Two of her finest warriors - Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and Sara (Jessica Chastain) - defy this edict as adults and are cruelly punished. Seven years later, taking us beyond the events of the previous film, Snow White has vanquished Ravenna but the magic mirror continues to exert a malevolent control. Eric leads a mission to consign the golden adornment to sanctuary, aided by dwarf Nion (Nick Frost) and his half-brother Gryff (Rob Brydon). "What happens if Freya gets the mirror?" asks Sara. "She'd be unstoppable", growls Eric, laying the groundwork for a showdown between former allies. The Huntsman: Winter's War barely breaks sweat as it warps familiar fairy tales to facilitate a heavy-handed fable about love's redemptive glow. Blunt's solid portrayal of warped motherhood compensates for Theron's campy theatrics that threaten to nudge a bloodthirsty conflict into the realms of pantomime. Hemsworth glowers with his shirt on, Chastain simpers and Frost and Brydon provide comic relief alongside Sheridan Smith and Alexandra Roach as a pair of potty-mouthed female dwarfs.

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The Jungle Book 3 stars

A young boy called Mowgli is raised by wolves Akela and Raksha. The boy's presence in the jungle is an affront to Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, who resolves to kill Mowgli. Thus the man cub must leave his wolf parents and embark on a perilous journey of self-discovery in the company of Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear. En route, Mowgli has a crushing encounter with Kaa the python and is sweet-talked by the deceptively dangerous King Louie.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Family
  • CastIdris Elba, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Sir Ben Kingsley, Neel Sethi.
  • DirectorJon Favreau.
  • WriterJustin Marks.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration106 mins
  • Official sitewww.disney.co.uk
  • Release15/04/2016

The bare necessities of a contented life will come to you by going on safari with Jon Favreau's technically dazzling romp through the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Not since James Cameron's Avatar has a 3D digital world been conjured with such depth and precision. Shot in downtown Los Angeles and beautifully rendered as untamed wilderness on computer hard drives, this immersive Jungle Book retains the wide-eyed charm of the 1967 Disney animation including three songs and comic relief from a rascally bear named Baloo, voiced to droll perfection by Bill Murray. "You have never been a more endangered species than you are now," the hirsute honey thief informs an Indian porcupine (Garry Shandling) during one amusing altercation. Vibrant colour radiates off the screen and gooey sentimentality oozes like sap during the rousing final act, but scriptwriter Justin Marks isn't afraid to hack into darker territory. Shere Khan the Bengal tiger evokes a heartbreaking scene from The Lion King in his relentless, blood-crazed pursuit of Mowgli, and the animated version's jazziest interlude - I Wan'na Be Like You with jungle VIP King Louie and his swingin' band of monkeysicians - is repurposed as a terrifying chase. Man cub Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised by wolves Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o) as a brother to other pups. A terrible drought necessitates an uneasy truce between predators and prey around the watering hole, and other denizens of the jungle finally get to see Mowgli close-up. The boy is an affront to Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who lost an eye to a fiery torch wielded by Mowgli's father. "A man cub becomes man, and man is forbidden!" snarls the big cat, who demands the child be handed over to him for slaughter. Akela and Raksha refuse but Mowgli acknowledges his presence jeopardises the lupine clan. So he embarks on a perilous journey back to civilisation in the company of his protector, Bagheera the black panther (Sir Ben Kingsley). En route, Mowgli gathers honey for greedy Baloo (Murray) and is pressurised into sharing the secret of "the red flower" - fire - with menacing Gigantopithecus, King Louie (Christopher Walken). The Jungle Book flexes its digital muscles in every impeccably crafted frame, festooning the screen with a menagerie of anthropomorphised critters that are just as realistic as the shipwrecked tiger in Life Of Pi. Sethi is a tad wooden in comparison but it must be difficult for a 12-year-old newcomer to find an emotional core when the rest of the cast and lush backgrounds only spring to life in post-production. Vocal performances are strong, replete with disorienting use of Scarlett Johansson's seductive whisper in surround sound during Mowgli's crushing encounter with python Kaa. Trust in me: Favreau's film is a majestic walk on the wild side.

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The Jungle Book 3D 3 stars

A young boy called Mowgli is raised by wolves Akela and Raksha. The boy's presence in the jungle is an affront to Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger, who resolves to kill Mowgli. Thus the man cub must leave his wolf parents and embark on a perilous journey of self-discovery in the company of Bagheera the black panther and Baloo the bear. En route, Mowgli has a crushing encounter with Kaa the python and is sweet-talked by the deceptively dangerous King Louie.

  • GenreAction, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Family
  • CastIdris Elba, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Neel Sethi, Scarlett Johansson.
  • DirectorJon Favreau.
  • WriterJustin Marks.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration106 mins
  • Official sitewww.disney.co.uk
  • Release15/04/2016

The bare necessities of a contented life will come to you by going on safari with Jon Favreau's technically dazzling romp through the stories of Rudyard Kipling. Not since James Cameron's Avatar has a 3D digital world been conjured with such depth and precision. Shot in downtown Los Angeles and beautifully rendered as untamed wilderness on computer hard drives, this immersive Jungle Book retains the wide-eyed charm of the 1967 Disney animation including three songs and comic relief from a rascally bear named Baloo, voiced to droll perfection by Bill Murray. "You have never been a more endangered species than you are now," the hirsute honey thief informs an Indian porcupine (Garry Shandling) during one amusing altercation. Vibrant colour radiates off the screen and gooey sentimentality oozes like sap during the rousing final act, but scriptwriter Justin Marks isn't afraid to hack into darker territory. Shere Khan the Bengal tiger evokes a heartbreaking scene from The Lion King in his relentless, blood-crazed pursuit of Mowgli, and the animated version's jazziest interlude - I Wan'na Be Like You with jungle VIP King Louie and his swingin' band of monkeysicians - is repurposed as a terrifying chase. Man cub Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is raised by wolves Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and Raksha (Lupita Nyong'o) as a brother to other pups. A terrible drought necessitates an uneasy truce between predators and prey around the watering hole, and other denizens of the jungle finally get to see Mowgli close-up. The boy is an affront to Shere Khan (Idris Elba), who lost an eye to a fiery torch wielded by Mowgli's father. "A man cub becomes man, and man is forbidden!" snarls the big cat, who demands the child be handed over to him for slaughter. Akela and Raksha refuse but Mowgli acknowledges his presence jeopardises the lupine clan. So he embarks on a perilous journey back to civilisation in the company of his protector, Bagheera the black panther (Sir Ben Kingsley). En route, Mowgli gathers honey for greedy Baloo (Murray) and is pressurised into sharing the secret of "the red flower" - fire - with menacing Gigantopithecus, King Louie (Christopher Walken). The Jungle Book flexes its digital muscles in every impeccably crafted frame, festooning the screen with a menagerie of anthropomorphised critters that are just as realistic as the shipwrecked tiger in Life Of Pi. Sethi is a tad wooden in comparison but it must be difficult for a 12-year-old newcomer to find an emotional core when the rest of the cast and lush backgrounds only spring to life in post-production. Vocal performances are strong, replete with disorienting use of Scarlett Johansson's seductive whisper in surround sound during Mowgli's crushing encounter with python Kaa. Trust in me: Favreau's film is a majestic walk on the wild side.

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Theri 3 stars

Atlee writes and directs this fast-paced Tamil action thriller starring Vijay as a rough, tough police officer, who is driven by his emotions and forges deep ties with the people around him. Samantha, Amy Jackson, Prabhu and Raadhika Sarathkumar co-star in the adrenaline-fuelled picture, performing intricate action sequences choreographed by Hollywood veteran Kaloyan Vodenicharov.

  • GenreAction, Thriller, World
  • CastSamantha, Amy Jackson, Vijay.
  • DirectorAtlee Kumar.
  • WriterAtlee Kumar.
  • CountryIndia
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/TheriMovie/
  • Release15/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

Atlee writes and directs this fast-paced Tamil action thriller starring Vijay as a rough, tough police officer, who is driven by his emotions and forges deep ties with the people around him. Samantha, Amy Jackson, Prabhu and Raadhika Sarathkumar co-star in the adrenaline-fuelled picture, performing intricate action sequences choreographed by Hollywood veteran Kaloyan Vodenicharov. The musical score is composed by GV Prakash, enriched by original songs by Uthara Unnikrishnan and Deva.

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Two By Two 2 stars

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Dave and his inquisitive young son Finny belong to a fluffy land-based species called Nestrians, who are excellent homemakers. They are denied safe passage on Noah's ark and adopt laughable disguises to pose as carnivorous hyena-like Grymps alongside a genuine mother animal called Hazel and her daughter Leah. The roaring flood arrives but Finny and Leah are stranded on dry land with a giant slug called Obesey and his parasitic passenger, Stayput.

  • GenreAdventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy
  • CastAva Connolly, Tara Flynn, Paul Tylak, Patrick FitzSymons, Callum Maloney, Dermot Magennis.
  • DirectorSean McCormack, Toby Genkel.
  • WriterRichie Conroy, Marteinn Thorisson, Mark Hodkinson, Toby Genkel.
  • CountryGer/Bel/Lu
  • Duration87 mins
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/pages/Ooops-Noah-is-gone/222749614584770
  • Release01/05/2015

The biblical story of Noah, neatly encapsulated in six chapters of the book of Genesis, provides a weak catalyst for this derivative computer-animated adventure, which strives to emulate the Ice Age films but falls woefully short of that franchise's visual sophistication and belly laughs. Co-directors Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack chart a pedestrian course through shallow dramatic waters, bringing together cuddly critters in a race against time to escape an apocalyptic downpour.

Vocal performances are lacklustre, like the visuals, and the absence of jeopardy in the closing frames is palpable. Crucially, Two By Two defies its own flimsy set-up without obvious reason, such as inviting a family of three giraffes into the ark, while only allowing one member of other species to apparently board the gargantuan gopher wood vessel.

Noah is mentioned but never seen - instead a sanctimonious, self-serving lion captains the ship aided by a pair of grouchy gorillas. Any wholesome messages about family unity, teamwork and tolerance buried in the ham-fisted script are submerged beneath a thick glaze of syrupy sentiment as the film reaches its underwhelming conclusion.

Dave (voiced by Dermot Magennis) and his inquisitive young son Finny (Callum Maloney) belong to a fluffy land-based species called Nestrians, who are excellent homemakers. "All the animals of the world have been called to a gathering," Dave explains to his incredulous boy. "There's a flood coming. We'll drown if we don't leave."

On cue, storm clouds gather and the heavens open, ushering the two Nestrians on their exhausting trek for survival. They arrive to discover that "all animals are welcome on Noah's ark... as long as you're on Noah's list."

Alas, Dave and Finny are rejected for travel as well as two bat-like predators called Griffins (Aileen Mythen, Magennis again). The resourceful Nestrians adopt laughable disguises to pose as carnivorous hyena-like Grymps alongside a genuine mother animal called Hazel (Lara Flynn) and her daughter Leah (Ava Connolly).

The roaring flood arrives but Finny and Leah are stranded on dry land with a giant slug called Obesey (Paul Tylak) and his parasitic passenger, Stayput (Patrick Fitzsymons). As the youngsters head for higher ground, Dave and Hazel desperately attempt to turn around the ark.

Fittingly, Two By Two is a damp squib. Elements of the vastly superior Finding Nemo are flung into the bland mix, offset by the feeble villainy of The Griffins, whose attempts to eat Finny and Leah are pathetic. The closest the film comes to a joke is one passenger announcement aboard the ark: "Our approximate sailing time is 40 days and 40 nights. We are expecting some choppy seas and light drizzle."

Thankfully Genkel and McCormack's film only lasts 87 minutes, but that still feels like a slog.

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Vaisakhi List 3 stars

Jarnail has two years left of his sentence. Out of the blue, his sweetheart Aman visits him with devastating news: she is to be married the following day. Tormented by the thought of losing the woman of his dreams, Jarnail joins forces with fellow convict Tarsem to stage a breakout. They manage to slip out of the prison unnoticed and head for Aman's house to stop the nuptials.

  • GenreComedy, Drama, World
  • CastJaswinder Bhalla, Jimmy Shergill, Shruti Sodhi.
  • DirectorSmeep Kang.
  • WriterVaibhav Suman, Shreya Srivastava, Smeep Kang.
  • CountryIndia
  • Official sitewww.facebook.com/baisakhilistthemovie/
  • Release22/04/2016 (selected cinemas)

Smeep Kang directs a Punjabi comedy drama about two prisoners, who stage a daring escape at the worst possible time. Jarnail (Sunil Grover) has two years left of his sentence and he is keeping his head down, to the delight of the prison superintendent Jalaur Singh. Out of the blue, his sweetheart Aman (Shruti Sodhi) visits him with devastating news: she is to be married the following day. Jarnail pleads with her to jilt her groom-to-be but Aman says that the only way she could call a halt to the wedding would be if he was released from prison and by her side. Tormented by the thought of losing the woman of his dreams, Jarnail joins forces with fellow convict Tarsem (Jimmy Shergill) to stage a breakout. They manage to slip out of the prison unnoticed and head for Aman's house to stop the nuptials. Soon after, the men learn that as a result of their good behaviour, the government has decided to pardon them at the Vaisakhi ceremony that very evening. To be free for good, they must break back into prison unseen.

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Zootropolis 4 stars

Judy Hopps becomes the first serving rabbit police officer in the city of Zootopia. Inducted into the force by Mayor Leodore Lionheart, Judy is initially assigned to traffic duty by Chief Bogo, who doubts her abilities due to her size. During one of her shifts, Judy defies orders and she suffers the wrath of Bogo. In order to prove her worth, Judy vows to solve the case of a missing resident, Mr Otterton, within 48 hours or she will resign.

  • GenreAction, Adventure, Animation/Cartoon, Comedy, Drama, Family, Family
  • CastJason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer, JK Simmons.
  • DirectorRich Moore, Byron Howard, Jared Bush.
  • WriterPhil Johnston, Jared Bush.
  • CountryUS
  • Duration108 mins
  • Official sitemovies.disney.co.uk/zootropolis
  • Release25/03/2016

Creatures great and small live in perfect harmony in Byron Howard and Rich Moore's anthropomorphic animated feature that continues Disney's winning streak under the creative leadership of John Lasseter. Zootropolis is a beautifully crafted parable that elegantly combines a noir detective thriller, buddy cop comedy and coming of age story with the studio's trademark visual splendour. It's a tour de force of uproarious laughter and tears, accompanied by a gorgeous genre-melding orchestral score from Michael Giacchino that tugs the heartstrings. Screenwriters Jared Bush and Phil Johnston engineer plentiful hairpin twists and turns, mining comedy from mammalian traits while underscoring each bravura set piece with valuable life lessons about prejudice, tolerance and teamwork. Neat visual gags abound including, a small time weasel criminal selling bootleg DVDs of Disney animations Wreck-It Rhino and Wrangled, or familiar chain stores that have been cutely rebranded for creature customers. Zootropolis even cheekily pokes fun at Frozen's song of empowerment, Let It Go, before unleashing its own infectious anthem, Try Everything, sung to the rafters by Shakira in the guise of a chart-topping savannah diva called Gazelle. Bunnyburrow carrot farmer Stu Hopps (voiced by Don Lake) and wife Bonnie (Bonnie Hunt) try to dissuade their daughter Judy (Ginnifer Goodwin) from pursuing her dream of becoming the first serving rabbit police officer in Zootropolis. "If you don't try anything new, you'll never fail," chirpily professes Stu. Unperturbed, Judy earns her police badge as part of the Mammal Inclusion Initiative championed by Mayor Leodore Lionheart (JK Simmons) and his diminutive second in command, Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether (Jenny Slate). Judy is initially assigned to traffic duty by Chief Bogo (Idris Elba), who doubts her abilities. In order to prove her worth, the new cop on the block vows to solve the case of a missing resident. "I will give you 48 hours to find Emmitt Otterton. You strike out, you resign," growls Chief Bogo, sensing an opportunity to rid himself of the bouncing bunny. With the clock ticking, Judy gathers evidence from concerned wife Mrs Otterton (Octavia Spencer) and implores a con artist fox called Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to help her break the case. Working with an animal who should be her sworn enemy, Judy stumbles upon a grand conspiracy involving Arctic shrew Mr Big (Maurice LaMarche), who presides over the criminal fraternity in Tundratown with his polar henchbears. Zootropolis is 108 minutes of unadulterated joy, rendered in exquisitely detailed animation. Vocal performances are flawless, particularly Goodwin as the dreamer with a big heart, who truly believes that anyone can achieve their dreams if they put their paws to it. A protracted sequence involving a three-toed sloth called Flash (Raymond S Persi), who works Department of Mammal Vehicles, is nothing short of genius. Hop to it - Zootropolis is the bunny's whiskers.

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