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As if Jupiter Ascending wasn’t enough, I bring you the other big budget flop to grace the post-Oscar, pre-Easter backwater of film releases (otherwise known as “the graveyard of buried hopes”). This film was out of cinemas almost as soon as it arrived because, as it transpires, no one wanted to watch a reheated hash of every fantasy cliché you’ve already seen. And, really, who can blame them? I didn’t much want to either, but if there’s one thing that gets me to the cinema faster than you can say “hot potato pie”, it’s Ben Barnes.