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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Post-Release
#1
Maybe I’m not the best gauge here, as I haven’t liked any of the Jurassic Park sequels, but I hated this.

An accurate marketing hook would be “Hey kids, want to see your favorite dinosaurs die and/or be tortured?!”
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#2
That's all I have ever wanted! Are you telling me this thing has dinosaur torture? Those things have had it coming for a very long time.
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#3
Oh dear.

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#4
(06-05-2018, 08:23 PM)The Dark Shape Wrote: Maybe I’m not the best gauge here, as I haven’t liked any of the Jurassic Park sequels, but I hated this.

I've been hearing that this is slightly better than Jurassic World but it's still terrible.
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#5
reviews indicate that this is, at best, a turn your brain off kind of film. I'll pass.
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#6
It’s better-shot than JW, but it’s somehow even more tone deaf. This movie swings between tranquilized Chris Pratt trying to cartoonishly move his paralyzed body to a dinosaur being trapped and waiting in horror to die.

Give me the 2015 movie any day.
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#7
sounds great!
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#8
This was a really broken movie but it at least tries to do something different in the second half. A haunted house movie with dinosaurs is a swing and a miss but at least it’s still a swing.
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#9
You guys are nuts. I loved this.

It's Jurassic Park embracing it's pulp roots fully instead of trying to be respectable.

It's a better monster movie than Pacific Rim or Kong: Skull Island.

It's got fiendish dr. Wu, evil auctioneers and obnoxious Rafe Spall.

As a dinosaur fan, I should hate it, but as a lover of pulp cinema I want to take it behind the shed and give it a good bullocking.

We can't recreate Jurassic Park, Jurassic World tried and failed. This is the way forward.

Remember those rumors that Joe Dante ghost directed most of The Lost World? This feels even more like that.

I can't wait for the post apocalyptic sequel to this where dinosaurs roam the earth and one eyed Cris Pratt leads an army of clones against Dr. Wu's legion of velociraptors.
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#10
sounds great!
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#11
I think I would be obliged to see Flash Pratt v Ming The Merciless too, I have to admit.
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#12
This whole thing seems like someone here really wants to do a DinoRiders or Dino Crisis movie, but had to resort to Jurassic Park because of franchise power.

(06-10-2018, 05:11 PM)Shreds Wrote: You guys are nuts. I loved this.

It's Jurassic Park embracing it's pulp roots fully instead of trying to be respectable.

It's a better monster movie than Pacific Rim or Kong: Skull Island.

It's got fiendish dr. Wu, evil auctioneers and obnoxious Rafe Spall.

As a dinosaur fan, I should hate it, but as a lover of pulp cinema I want to take it behind the shed and give it a good bullocking.

We can't recreate Jurassic Park, Jurassic World tried and failed. This is the way forward.

Remember those rumors that Joe Dante ghost directed most of The Lost World? This feels even more like that.

I can't wait for the post apocalyptic sequel to this where dinosaurs roam the earth and one eyed Cris Pratt leads an army of clones against Dr. Wu's legion of velociraptors.



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#13
Had fun, probably never see it again.

Really reminded me of 12 year old, pre Lost World me's idea for a sequel. It was basically the Costa Rican military bombs the hell out of the island, as in the novel. Ingen dispatches a team of experts with armed escorts to see what's salvageable. Meanwhile, also as in the book; with reports of raptor sightings on the mainland, they recruit a tracker and send in a military unit to capture or kill them in the jungle. Needless to say, things go south on both fronts. I never had a third act or wrote any of it down before now, because 12.

Plus, we got Castle Brunwald with dinosaurs! Chris Pratt surviving a pyroclastic flow was some bullshit, though. I might still be 12.
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#14
(06-10-2018, 05:11 PM)Shreds Wrote: You guys are nuts. I loved this.

It's Jurassic Park embracing it's pulp roots fully instead of trying to be respectable.

It's a better monster movie than Pacific Rim or Kong: Skull Island.

It's got fiendish dr. Wu, evil auctioneers and obnoxious Rafe Spall.

As a dinosaur fan, I should hate it, but as a lover of pulp cinema I want to take it behind the shed and give it a good bullocking.

We can't recreate Jurassic Park, Jurassic World tried and failed. This is the way forward.

Remember those rumors that Joe Dante ghost directed most of The Lost World? This feels even more like that.

I can't wait for the post apocalyptic sequel to this where dinosaurs roam the earth and one eyed Cris Pratt leads an army of clones against Dr. Wu's legion of velociraptors.

I've given up hope in a respectful Jurassic, so here goes.
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#15
Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s good. As pulpy doesn’t-give-a-shit cinema goes, I’ll take JPIII. At least it’s only 90 minutes long and actually has a fun action scene.
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#16
sounds great!
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#17
Jurassic Park III is just so incredibly dull. Fallen Kingdom has a rough time starting up but when it gets going it's got brisk pacing, momentum and an upping of stakes. JPIII just keeps plodding along and then it peters out. It feels way longer than 90 minutes to me.
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#18
JPIII also features protagonists that you're hoping get eaten. So....not so great in that respect.

The dinos in it are well done, but the wonder and awe is gone. And we don't even get a compelling story or characters to offset the loss.
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#19
I'll take Sam Neil over any of the JW leads any day. Goldbum included.
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#20
Neil excluded from that list. But he's the only one.
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#21
You'll get no argument from me there. Neill's love/hate relationship with dinosaurs is way more interesting than the will they/won't they they're trying with Pratt and Dallas-Howard or Pratt's bromance with Blue.
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#22
Dr Grant really loves dinosaurs.

I have serious issues with some of the decisions in Fallen Kingdom.

SPOILER

Seriously? They are okay letting a T-Rex and a Raptor free into the populace?
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#23
Like I said when Jurassic World came out, this franchise is fully into Godzilla territory now, where any pretense of being an actual story-driven film is long gone and you're just showing up to see giant monsters fuck shit up. Work for me on that level and we're a-kay.
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#24
I want the next one to be called JURASSIC WAR while the first teaser trailer will show Chris Pratt and BDH riding on top of a T-rex that's using its stubby arms to fire two Gatling guns. I say go fucking nuts and bring in time travel. Make it a paranoid conspiracy thriller where lizard people from the future, decedents of the dinos whose DNA has fucked up and caused them to evolve into humanoids, trying to bring about Armageddon.
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#25
From what a lot of you are saying, y’all really wanna see that unused John Sayles draft of JP4. I must admit that was where my mind went after creepy genetic dead daughter reveals herself. Why not?
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#26
While we're discussing the upcoming sequel, it should be mentioned that today marks the 25th anniversary of the original film's release!

I remember seeing it at the drive-in that summer (it was one of the few remaining at that time in the California Bay Area) and seeing it on that big screen made all the difference. The T-Rex attack on the jeeps was truly terrifying as was seeing the Dilophosaurus expand its frill before eating Nedry. I was obsessed with dinos as a kid and knowing that Spielberg was now doing a live-action dino film after recently producing the Land Before Time had me eagerly anticipating this one. I loved the film so much that I went and bought the Crichton novel, a JP board game and a special collector's magazine that chronicled the making of the film.

Anyone remember the making-of doc released on VHS? I think James Earl Jones narrated it.
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#27
Jurassic Park was my Jaws. It hit at the PERFECT time in my childhood, and it's the only film I ever got my Dad to take me to see in the theaters ever. Jurassic Park is special to me.

That's why I got pretty upset at Jurassic World obnoxiously jerking off nostalgia overload.
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#28
(06-11-2018, 07:42 PM)freeman Wrote: That's why I got pretty upset at Jurassic World obnoxiously jerking off nostalgia overload.


Um... and TFA didn’t!?!?!?
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#29
What?
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#30
Aren’t you a TFA defender? Unless I got you confused with your other account.


EDIT: I mean, as far as jerk off nostalgia overloads, TFA beats Jurrasic World.
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny: 
Glad that you guys worked that out amongst yourselves.

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#31
I've been shitting on TFA and it's nostalgia pandering for YEARS now and obviously that has made almost no impression on you at all lol.
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#32
Ha! Sorry Freeman. I guess I got you momentarily confused with a... erm, a Not-Freeman. Pls, keep shitting on TFA! But not TLJ, please.

Also, to re-rail, I enjoyed Jurassic World as a one-and-done experience while getting drunk on my couch late one night. In that situation, it was perfectly fine. I can’t imagine watching it again. I can see something similar with Fallen Kingdom occurring.
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#33
sounds great!
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#34
I had a good time even if I somehow didn't find the whole "little girl unleashes apocalypse on mankind" the fist pumping moment the film made it out to be. The young actress playing her was amazing, though.

There's some pretty great silliness on display here, which I enjoyed - the villains are basically cartoons and the plot is almost that of the first Resident Evil games with dinosaurs instead of a zombie virus (a giant mansion with a massive lab underneath?). I actually caught a lot of videogame vibes from this. Two big set pieces in particular looked straight out of the Uncharted series, which now really makes me want to play Uncharted with dinosaurs.

The "big" twist is telegraphed to the point of ridiculousness, too. That said, the action and suspense scenes were fun and well directed (Bayona is pretty good at that), and at this point I only come to this franchise for Dino Hijinx (my eventual porn name). It didn't help that the first one has been on heavy rotation on cable here and still works as well as it did back then.
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#35
This was the worst film I've ever seen.
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