When I went to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this past weekend one of the trailers that struck me before the film came on was this movie called Mortal Engines. As the trailer played I knew there was something awfully familiar about the cinematography and the overall fantasy vibe of the film. And then midway through the trailer it said that Peter Jackson was making this movie and I was like, “Whoa.” I haven’t heard anything about Peter Jackson since the end of The Hobbit trilogy and so to see this new film coming out this December with the legendary director at the helm is kind of amazing. Here’s the trailer.
This literally looks like The Hobbit except there’s a female lead, guns, and explosions. I’m pretty sure Mortal Engines was a novel before it was brought to the big screen because this looks just like a fantastic fantasy novel that I would want to read.
I’m a huge Peter Jackson fan (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are some of the best movies ever made) and so I’m totally down for another film of his, especially one that looks this cool.
Wow, maybe there will be a very cool movie coming out this December after all. 🙂
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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.
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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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.
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.
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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