Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Ambitious but Takes a Long Time to Get Going (Review)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Ambitious but Takes a Long Time to Get Going (Review)

This week I watched Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  I certainly liked the first one. Dinosaurs are awesome and Chris Pratt is handsome, it’s a winning combination.  Obviously I’m not the only who thinks so, the theater was packed. There must be quite the market for Dinosaurs and/or sexy, adorable men and so I had high hopes.  Could they make a sequel to Jurassic World that was as good as the first? Read more

Life Finds a Way in Spectacular ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (Review)

Life Finds a Way in Spectacular ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (Review)

Three years after the smashing success of Jurassic World (the fifth-highest-grossing film of all time), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes audiences back to Isla Nublar for another popcorn blockbuster adventure featuring everyone’s favorite group of reptile offerings. But unlike Jurassic World where we saw mostly one dinosaur creating most of the mayhem on the island, Fallen Kingdom takes audiences back to the island where new dangers arise not only from the dinosaurs, but also from other parties. As the story plays out, it becomes obvious that Fallen Kingdom serves as a reinvention of the franchise. But luckily, the end results are roaring, which make it superior to its predecessor and take the franchise in a bold, new direction. Credit for that goes to director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), who delivers another fun-filled dinosaur adventure full of dazzling action and nightmarish scares that make Fallen Kingdom the best Jurassic Park movie since the original.

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Morgan: A Brilliantly Acted & Carefully Foreshadowed Thriller [Review]

Morgan: A Brilliantly Acted & Carefully Foreshadowed Thriller [Review]

From the trailer, Morgan looked an awful lot like the 1995 film Species – an artificial human girl created in a lab gets out and they had to get her back.  That’s what I’d been expecting anyway (I was wrong) but, the trailer didn’t reveal much.  Actually that’s the thing about this movie – Morgan is a film that carefully manages how much is revealed at one time.  It tantalises and reveals overtly when the time is right.  Morgan gets foreshadowing exactly right.  We are able to barely guess what’s going to happen, soon enough to feel smart but not soon enough to spoil the movie.    Read more