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Who Won The Summer?

The season of summer isn’t officially over yet but the exciting blockbuster season has unfortunately passed. And wasn’t this quite the summer? We had two Marvel movies, a Star Wars film, another terrifying Jurassic flick, the return of a Pixar classic, and a thrilling Mission: Impossible movie. This was quite the busy blockbuster season and so today I’m going to share with you my ranking of these films from worst to best. Enjoy!

6. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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When I saw Jurassic Park for the first time five years ago I didn’t realize how incredible it was going to be. Since then I’ve become a Jurassic fan. I’ve seen every film, I’ve watched Jurassic Park a number of times, I’ve grown to enjoy Jurassic World at home, and I actually like Jurassic Park: The Lost World.

When it was announced that Jurassic World would be getting a sequel I couldn’t wait to see what it would be about. The first film in this new trilogy seemed pretty enjoyable so there was no way the sequel could be that bad. Wrong!

I walked away from that film utterly disappointed for a number of reasons.

  1. Every scene in the movie was something I had seen in a commercial or trailer so I knew what was going to happen.
  2. The story wasn’t enticing at all. Seeing Chris Pratt and Bryce-Dallas Howard trapped in a mansion overrun with dinosaurs is not as exciting as it sounds.
  3. There weren’t any stakes. I’m still waiting to see a Jurassic film that has some serious stakes connected to it. And even with the dinosaurs ( MAJOR SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!) getting released onto the North American continent at the end the movie it still didn’t feel dire in the slightest.

Who knows. Maybe the final film in the trilogy will be the best Jurassic movie ever made but it is clearly my least favorite blockbuster this year.

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The ‘Jurassic’ Franchise Has Become A Fallen Kingdom

Yesterday I went to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hoping that the alarming Rotten Tomatoes score (a rotten 51%) wasn’t completely accurate and that I would end up actually liking the film. Wrong! This movie is clearly the worst film of the year I’ve seen so far and for so many reasons. So, I’m about to relay to you every reason why this movie was so lackluster in quality and there will be plenty of MAJOR SPOILERS so I advise you to discontinue reading this now if you don’t want to know any of the details of this film. Thank you for heeding this warning and I hope you enjoy. Let me tell you about this movie.

The Story

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I’ve just recently watched Ant-Man and the Wasp and the reason why that movie was so incredibly enjoyable was because of its simplicity. The same cannot, unfortunately, be said for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Unlike most Jurassic films which are essentially part horror/action films this movie was focused heavily on dialogue to spur forth the movie’s story. For some movies that works but for a franchise that is designed heavily on enjoyment via dinosaur chomping this was not a great change of pace.

For twenty to thirty minutes the movie sets up this plotline that the dinosaurs are about to become extinct (um, yay) and that there are those that want to make sure these prehistoric animals survive. That’s when Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) who happens to run a dinosaur protection agency gets contacted by the Lockwood Estate (one-time friends of the pioneer, John Hammond who created Jurassic Park) to participate in an expedition to save the remaining dinosaurs before they are wiped out by a volcano. One of the dinosaurs the Lockwoods want is Blue, the velociraptor that Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) trained and so she goes to recruit him for the rescue mission.

Owen, however, was one of the few people in the movie (besides Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm) to have a head on straight when it came to the annihilation of the dinosaurs. He knew they were about to go extinct but why should he care? He almost got eaten a numerous amount of times when things in Jurassic World went awry. Why on Earth would he want to go back to the same place that nearly killed him time and time again to save these man-eating monsters? But of course, because you can’t have Jurassic World without Chris Pratt in it, he decides to help his ex-girlfriend, Claire go save the dinosaurs and that’s when the movie basically starts.

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‘Jurassic Park’ 25 Years Later

I didn’t know anything about Jurassic Park until five years ago. For years I had seen fleeting glimpses of the film and I had acquired enough knowledge about the movie to know it had something to do with dinosaurs but beyond that I knew zip about the movie. So five years ago I guess they were celebrating Jurassic Park‘s 20th year anniversary and my father took me to see it in the movie theaters in IMAX. I didn’t know what I was getting into. I didn’t know the terrifying ride I was about to take. I just figured I was going to see an 90s’ classic.

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As soon as the movie came on I knew something was amiss. This wasn’t the old classic that I was expecting. I remember when I saw the dinosaurs for the first time in the film. I was utterly stunned. Here was this movie that had come out twenty years ago and it looked FANTASTIC! The dinosaurs actually looked kind of real and the music composed by the legendary, John Williams, was in every sense of the world magical. The genius about Jurassic Park is it takes its own time to get rolling but once it does it doesn’t stop.

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I don’t think I’ve ever screamed or jumped as much in a movie theater as when I watched Jurassic Park. It was like the Jaws of dinosaur movies and even today, five years after seeing it for the first time, it still horrifies me in ways that most movies can’t. Even when I know what is going to happen I still watch with wide eyes full of terror when the T-Rex gets out of his pen and terrorizes all of the characters with that iconic roar that pierces the very soul.

The other day I watched Jurassic Park and once again my mind was blown. The other films in the Jurassic franchise have tried to recreate that same horrific magic as Jurassic Park managed to achieve but they haven’t been able to do it yet. I’m hoping that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be able to conjure at least a hint of that same terror.

It might’ve taken me a long while to finally see Jurassic Park but now that I have it’s easily one of the best movies I have ever seen.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Promises Horror With This Latest TV Spot

If you weren’t excited about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this tv spot might change your mind. Check it out.

Last night I was watching the first game in the NBA Finals and when this commercial came on I was totally riveted. This movie, by far, looks so much better than Jurassic World and I really enjoyed Jurassic World in the movies, specifically in IMAX. One of my favorite things about the Jurassic franchise is that horror aspect the films so easily concoct and this short clip of the movie was legitimately terrifying. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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