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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse《蜘蛛侠:纵横宇宙》


In 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse brought together numerous different animation styles to form a mesmerising pop-art masterpiece. It also brought together numerous different Spider-People. The wall-crawlers from various alternate realities included a new Spider-Man, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), a familiar one, Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and a Spider-Woman, Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld). And that was just the beginning. The sequel is due to span six parallel universes, and to feature 240 characters, many of them Spider-related: Oscar Isaac, for instance, provides the voice of the Spider-Man of the year 2099.






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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts《变形金刚:超能勇士崛起》


Five years on from the last Transformers film, the alien robots are back to cause more property damage, although this episode in the Hasbro toy franchise is something of a reboot. The first five films were all directed by Michael Bay, whereas this one is directed by Steven Caple Jr, who made Creed II. He has brought in the Maximals, who disguise themselves as animals rather than cars and trucks, added some new human companions (Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback), and set the action in 1994, when Optimus Prime, the Autobots' leader, was still learning the ropes.






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Pixar's latest cartoon is set in Element City, a metropolis where everyone is made of one of the four classical elements: earth, water, air and fire. But what happens when a watery man (voiced by Mamoudou Athie) is attracted to a fiery woman (Leah Lewis)? Could things get steamy? The clever anthropomorphic concept is typical of the studio that made Inside Out, but the director of Elemental, Peter Sohn, says that his culture-clash romance is really about being the son of Korean immigrants in the Bronx, and then going on to marry a woman who wasn't Korean.






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The Flash《闪电侠》


There are two superhero blockbusters coming out this month in which the characters flit between alternate universes. Marvel's offering is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. DC's is The Flash, in which the speedy Barry Allen accidentally creates a reality in which the Earth has no superhumans. Can he defeat General Zod (Michael Shannon), the Kryptonian villain from Man of Steel, who is alive and well in this new reality?






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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny《夺宝奇兵5:命运转盘》


Harrison Ford may be two decades older than Sean Connery was when the latter played Indy's doddering dad in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, but the 80-year-old Ford has plopped on his brown fedora for a fifth and final archaeological escapade. This time he's accompanied by his god-daughter, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, as he races around the globe, desperate to find an ancient mathematical device before it falls into the hands of the villainous Mads Mikkelsen.