Jurassic Park

  • Title: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie reviewThis franchise is officially out of ideas. Again. The latest entry in the Jurassic Park franchise is a mishmash of plot from the previous entries without much of anything original or surprising to offer. This is the film where you know what’s going to happen every step of the way including when a dinosaur is about to jump out of the water or break through a window. And the film, of course, finds a way to shoehorn the trademark T-Rex shot in an attempt to remind you of better times. If it held any of the wonder of the first Jurassic Park the script’s lack of brains might be tolerable. However, it just feels tired. And dumb. Damn, this movie is dumb.

As in both The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, the plot involves those who survived returning to the park, greed and avarice of supporting characters getting in the way, and lots of running and screaming. The film returns the central two characters from Jurassic World in former park head Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Velociraptor wrangler Owen Grady (Chris Pratt, whose humor is one of the film’s few saving graces) who set out to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when things, wait for it, go unexpectedly wrong.

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Jurassic World

by Alan Rapp on June 10, 2015

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Jurassic World
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Jurassic WorldFor the first time in 14 years we get a new entry into the Jurassic Park franchise with Jurassic World. Far from a reboot, Jurassic World takes place in the same world as the previous films (and even has a few homages to the original), although no human characters return. Jurassic World doesn’t stray far from the template of the previous three films (and not nearly as much as I’d like recycling the same themes already well-mined by the franchise), but it does offer a new twist or two to give the latest sequel a fresh feel.

The set-up is roughly the same as something inevitably goes wrong and people run for their lives from dinosaurs for two-hours or more. What Jurassic World adds to the mix is to fully fill the operating theme park this time around with thousands of innocent bystanders (something the script sadly doesn’t use to its full advantage). The new film also offers up a new beastie in Indominus Rex which is more movie monster than true dinosaur cooked up in a lab to be the ultimate attraction. If the movie fails to use the vast crowd to up the carnage (most of the action takes place off in the wilderness with a small group of characters running for their lives) the film certainly trumpets the big bad selling it as the most dangerous creature the park has ever produced.

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Top Ten Memorial Day Box Office Movies

Until recently with big-budget super-hero films opening in late March and April, Memorial Day weekend has long been the unofficial beginning of the summer movie season. When you take a look at the top ten box office movies over Memorial Day weekend what you find is a collection of sadly mediocre, and downright awful, films. Seven of the top ten are sequels. Of the six I’ve written full reviews for only two have received a passing rating. Memorial Day may begin the summer movie season, but, as these ten movies show, it’s far from the best summer blockbusters have to offer.

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Coming Soon – Jurassic World

by Alan Rapp on April 21, 2015

in Film News & Trailers

  • Title: Jurassic World
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The new trailer for Jurassic World gives us a few more dinosaurs, more glimpses of the film’s new genetically-modified big band, lots and lots of screaming (and dying) park customers, and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong. Jake Johnson, Judy Greer, and Vincent D’Onofrio also star. Jurassic World opens in theaters on June 12th.

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  • Title: LEGO Jurassic World
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We now have our first trailer for LEGO’s new Jurassic World game which will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows this summer.

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