Us

★½☆☆ – (2019) – Replicants of ordinary people arrive to replace them, but a girl who was once lost to a vision of herself intends to end the takeover. Though the premise promises strangeness of a high degree, the outcome is only minimally enjoyable thanks to criminally underdeveloped characters and a crawling pace. More time is spent on lame boat jokes than bolstering appeal in the human spirit or social commentary.

Deathstalker II: Duel of the Titans

★★☆☆ – (1987) – A warrior and a princess aim to reclaim her kingdom from a clone created by an evil magician. There’s a goofy charm persistent throughout, which is a major saving grace since this is pretty dry even with the campy tone. Swords, sorcery, and zombies and in supply, but the plot sustaining them is a bit too thin.

The Green Slime

★½☆☆ – (1968) – Astronauts unwittingly bring back an ooze from an asteroid that morphs into monsters. Though the goofy special F/X and creature designs do amuse, they’re all but wasted in a movie that refuses to move beyond the speed of molasses. Might have worked better if it displayed a pulse.