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Doctor Sleep is less than scary, but Abominable is adorable

Lacklustre sequel to The Shining is more action than horror, while the tale of a girl and a yeti is fun for the whole family

In Abominable, Chloe Bennet voices a girl who befriends a yeti.
In Abominable, Chloe Bennet voices a girl who befriends a yeti. PHOTO: UIP
Aaron Eckhart (centre) in Midway.
Aaron Eckhart (centre) in Midway. PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE
Sul Kyung-gu (left) and Cho Jin-woong in Man Of Men.
Sul Kyung-gu (left) and Cho Jin-woong in Man Of Men. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION
Jackson Yee (left) and Zhou Dongyu in Better Days.
Jackson Yee (left) and Zhou Dongyu in Better Days. PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE
Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep.
Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep. PHOTO: WARNER BROS

153 minutes/Opens today/2 stars

There is the temptation to use the word "snooze" or its equivalent about Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, but that would be taking the lazy route.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2019, with the headline 'Doctor Sleep is less than scary, but Abominable is adorable'. Print Edition | Subscribe