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Is ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Going To Be A Major Success or an Unfortunate Flop?

The first time I was ever introduced to the Jurassic franchise was in the Spring of 2013. They had brought Jurassic Park back to the movie theaters in IMAX and my Daddy took me and my sister to see it. I had never seen Jurassic Park before then. I only knew that it was a famous movie about dinosaurs so I had no clue the ride I was in for. I walked out of that movie theater positively horrified and exhilarated at how incredible that film was. The dinosaurs looked real despite the fact that it was a 90s’ film. The music, composed by John Williams, was incredible. And my overall experience was just, in a word, fantastic.

Since watching Jurassic Park I have become a legitimate fan of the franchise. I’ve seen The Lost World: Jurassic Park which I really enjoyed and I’ve seen Jurassic World and now, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a new installment for the franchise is close to roaring into theaters and I’m legitimately excited for it. But the question is, will Jurassic World be a fantastic movie or will it be a disappointment like its predecessor was? Well, that’s what I’m here to talk about and I hope you enjoy.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

It’s been one day since I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War and I’m still reeling from the movie’s climactic ending. Of course, I can’t tell you what happens and you should DEFINITELY avoid spoilers but I can say this…you won’t see it coming and it’s legitimately stunning. Now let me tell you about the rest of the movie (spoiler-free) before I delve into massive spoiler territory. Enjoy!

The Movie

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As soon as you see the Marvel Studios graphic at the beginning of the movie you completely understand that this isn’t going to be your typical Marvel film. The film begins darkly with a terrible and terrifying scene that had me nearly shedding tears and the movie truly doesn’t let go thereafter. Situations become more dire as the movie progresses, characters are faced with foes that prove to be very formidable, character relationships are pushed to the test, and the stakes for humanity are raised to the max.

Now is this film incredibly dire throughout? No and yes. There is quite a bit of a humor in the movie which is actually rather surprising. In fact, it’s the funniest Marvel movie, in my opinion, to date. I have never laughed so hard at a superhero movie but don’t let this make you concoct a picture that this movie is light because it isn’t. It’s funny when it needs to be funny but it’s dark when it needs to be dark as well. And let me tell you, the ending of this film is anything but funny.

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This ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ TV Spot Will Get You SO PUMPED!

With Black Panther recently surpassing Titanic in domestic box office sales and Avengers: Infinity War coming out in less than three weeks a new tv spot for Infinity War has been released that showcases a lot more from Wakanda and it will get you SO EXCITED!!!!! Here it is:

Oh my goodness, this tv spot is so awesome that it’s kind of better than the newest trailers. That Wakandan war chant is going to be so incredible in IMAX that I’m getting chills just thinking about it.

This movie is going to blow people’s socks off simply because there are so many amazing heroes in one movie. It’s got Black Panther in all of his kingly glory, Captain America with his rugged new awesomeness, a cured Bucky, cool blond Black Widow, superbly tremendous Doctor Strange, Iron Man! Gosh, I could go on and on but that would distract from the point, the tv spot.

Black Panther was already a great movie but it looks like Marvel is going to take that Wakandan awesomeness to the NEXT level with this film and I am just ready to see this movie that I’ve been waiting years to finally see. And I loved the humorous ending to the tv spot. General Okoye is so serious but she does know how to be funny at times. Ha! A StarBucks in Wakanda, that’s a hilarious thought.

Oh, and it was great seeing Shuri in the middle of the action as well. Wow, can I get anymore excited? This film is going to be so ridiculously awesome and I’m patiently counting down the days.

I hope this tv spot made you as excited as it made me and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and Wakanda Forever!

The Reason Why I’m Not Excited for ‘Ready Player One’

I love Steven Spielberg movies from Jaws to Jurassic Park and Gremlins, etc. His films have a special magic to them that helped turn me into such a movie fan to this day. Now he has a new installment in his long list of movie credits, Ready Player One, which is coming out this Friday but instead of feeling excitement to see it I’m just waiting for it to pass on. This is why.

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I saw the movie teaser for the first time when I went to watch Thor: Ragnarok and I was blown away. It looked like such an incredible film that I would definitely want to see. But then, when I went to see The Last Jedi, I saw the full-length trailer and it didn’t excite me as much as it had previously.

Now over the past couple of weeks my anticipation for this movie has dwindled less and less and now, as it stands, I would rather watch Pacific Rim: Uprising before it, which is kind of a shame considering the poor reviews the sci-fi film has garnered. (I love Transformers movies though so I would actually probably like Pacific Rim: Uprising despite what the critics are saying.)

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Now, there’s nothing particularly wrong with this movie. The story looks interesting and it looks like it’ll be supreme eye candy in IMAX but I guess I’m discouraged from seeing this film because there’s too much publicity around it. In every tv spot for the film I see something new, a new twist in the plot or a new character, and when a movie is really good it doesn’t have to constantly hammer you with publicity to make you excited for the film.

Great movies like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War give you enough tantalizing imagery that’ll make you want to see the film without conveying any spoilers in the slightest. Now, I hope Ready Player One will do well at the box office compared to its past two IMAX predecessors (Tomb Raider and Pacific Rim: Uprising) but I won’t be one of those adding to its box office run.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Watching ‘Jurassic World’ a Second Time

The other day I was a little bored and so I decided to watch Jurassic World, a movie I hadn’t seen since I watched it in the movie theaters three years ago, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. When I saw this film all those years ago I highly enjoyed it, from a monster movie perspective. The dinosaurs were scary, the action was riveting, and the movie was very, very loud. Then as I thought about the movie I found myself getting angry. Why did they never let the lady in the movie shed those heels?! It was kind of absurd and it was part of the reason I haven’t watched the movie since.

Well, when I watched it at home the other day I discovered that it actually wasn’t as bad as I remembered. In fact, it was actually kind of a really good movie. Of course, it wasn’t perfect but it was engaging, I was horrified at times, the music was amazing, and I constantly kept getting chills. I don’t get chills from movies unless the film is kind of really good and Jurassic World was definitely that.

I mean look at that dinosaur. This Indominus Rex (I think that’s what it’s called) is terrifying! I was petrified as it kept chomping people away and chasing the heroes of the movie. *shudder* I’m so glad dinosaurs are extinct.

Jurassic World (2015)

And at the end of the movie when the original T. Rex went to survey his island and then roared with his iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex cry (I’m getting chills right now just thinking about it) I was like, “Yeah, this is a good movie.”

I can now say that I’m legitimately excited for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It has the chance of maybe not being as good as its predecessor but I do know one thing that it will have that’s very enjoyable; lots and lots of roaring, people eating dinosaurs and that’s what is going to make the film a blast to watch in IMAX.

If you’ve never seen Jurassic World before I highly suggest you check it out. It’s a fantastic film to watch if you’re having a slightly boring day and you might need a good movie to watch. And it’ll get you ready for its sequel coming out later this year.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

My Excitement for ‘Black Panther’

It’s only four days until the monumental Black Panther comes out and I am beyond ecstatic. Usually around this time of year I’m just waiting until April to get the newest Star Wars movie on Blu-Ray but this year the incredible blockbusters are coming early with this February release of Marvel’s Black Panther and I couldn’t be happier.

Now, while there is a huge cultural significance to this movie that’s not the only reason why I’m excited to see this film. Marvel has been cranking out enjoyable films for the past ten years and the incredible thing is not only do we get at least three Marvel movies a year now but the movies are actually really, really good as well. The last two Marvel films that have come out (Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok) have both graced my top five favorite Marvel movies list and I have a feeling Black Panther won’t be an exception.

The commercials are awesome, the advertising for the film is perfect, and I simply can’t wait to see the beautiful world of Wakanda that Black Panther comes from.

So, here are the things I’m most excited to see in Marvel’s new juggernaut, Black Panther.

The Action

Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War (2016)

When Black Panther appeared in Captain America: Civil War I was already excited. His suit was amazingly sleek (and black,) it could deflect bullets because it was made completely out of vibranium (awesome!) and while the suit possessed a simple design its beauty was impeccable. And his fighting style was so amazing! The martial arts form that he used felt native to his country, Wakanda, while also making his character shine.

Michael B. Jordan in Black Panther (2018)

Now he has his own film and I know for a fact that the action is going to be off the chain! I’m just excited to see exactly how off the chain it will be. And the great thing is, it won’t just be Black Panther who will be handing out the incredible fight scenes. We’ve also got the Dora Milaje, the all-female bodyguards of the King, as well as other tribes and the movie’s main villain who are definitely going to get in on the piece of the action. *squeal* I’m so excited I could practically scream.

I can’t wait to see Black Panther’s vibranium claws slicing and dicing in IMAX. It’s going to be awesome!

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Here Are My Favorite Trailers from Super Bowl LII

One of the reasons why I was so excited to see the Super Bowl was for the trailers. I’m, as you can tell from my blog, a huge movie lover and so to be able to see so many fabulous movie trailers in one night is a blast for me. Today I’m going to share with you all of the trailers from the Super Bowl that managed to blow my mind. Enjoy!

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I’m not a big fan of movies with Dwayne Johnson in them. They’re usually super corny and films that I just don’t want to see but I have to say, this one interested me a little bit. The story is intriguing and, if executed right, could be really enjoyable. I would totally go see this if I’m having a boring day and I just want to see an action flick.

A Quiet Place

The first time I saw the trailer for this movie was during Justice League and it frightened the mess out of me. The theater was so densely quiet and I was trying to figure out what was going on. I am not a horror film fan whatsoever. I mean I used to cry at Michael Jackson’s Thriller when I was a young child for crying out loud, that’s how much I don’t like scary stuff, but this movie’s plot is so terrifyingly interesting I want to see it.

What is it that they have to stay quiet about? What is going on? I like that the trailers are providing enough tantalizing imagery while keeping the secret of what the horrific villain, or villains will be. That’s great marketing because the only way I’m going to find out who it is their hiding from is if I go see it in the movies. Smart move, Paramount, smart move.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This trailer had me immediately engaged due to its horrifying beginning. I mean that’s the worst way to wake up right? *shudder* Then as the trailer goes along it slightly veers away from that horror aspect that the trailer began with but it still had me engaged.

What this trailer conveyed to me was that the creators behind the Jurassic Park franchise have realized we, as viewers, don’t exactly care about a story. We want dinosaurs! The more and more dinosaurs you have the more enjoyable the film will be for everyone watching the movie in IMAX and this Jurassic World movie is no exception. They’re going to make sure that they have you watching the movie afraid at every turn, at every monstrous growl rumbling through the theater, and at every open dinosaur maw filled with racks of knife-sharp teeth about to eat someone. I appreciate that because that’s the only reason why I enjoyed the last one. It was a monster movie and I enjoyed every bit of the screaming humans and roaring dinosaurs rattling my brain in that IMAX theater andI know I’m going to have a great time again watching more screaming humans and more roaring dinosaurs in this sequel. 🙂

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