Relentless action, welcome nostalgia and the irascible Harrison Ford energize the fifth and final installment of the blockbuster series, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Set in 1969, the story pits the aging anthropologist against a former Nazi out to exploit a device that could change history. While director James Mangold doesn’t quite have the Spielberg touch and the finale is outlandish, the story’s final chapter is still a satisfying old school popcorn movie adventure.
The animated fantasy “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” is squarely aimed at pre-teen girls. An awkward young sea creature tries to fit in as a human at a seaside high school. Fate has other plans when she inadvertently falls into the water and is forced to confront a malicious mermaid. It’s a likable and colorful coming-of-age story that should appeal to its target demographic, with an unsubtle message about reaching one’s potential.
With a title like “Run Rabbit Run,” you’d think this Netflix horror entry from Down Under would have more energy. Sarah Snook of “Succession” fame stars as a woman whose young daughter begins to claim that she’s actually her mom’s late sister. “Run Rabbit Run” is intended as a slow burn, but it’s mostly slow and little burn.
To close out Pride Month, Netflix offers the LGBTQ-friendly animated fantasy, “Nimona.” A girl with shape-shifting abilities comes to the aid of a knight who has been wrongly accused of assassinating his kingdom’s queen. A mix of sci-fi, fairytale and giant monster movie, “Nimona” is a bit too violent and sophisticated for young kids but is a clever hybrid that poses intriguing questions about who is evil and who is a monster.