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Matt C

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (J.A. Bayona 2018)

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Arguing about whether or not the movie has merit makes me sad, but I will say that the sound design is terrible. Why express so much faith and enthusiasm for the composer, when his music can barely be heard in the movie? 

Even with all the dinosaur carnage in the other movies, Williams and Davis' scores can be heard loud and clear. Especially disappointing as I find Giacchino's contribution more interesting than Davis' (but I still enjoy the latter score for what it is). 

The film also should've used practical effects more often, but that doesn't bother me as much. 

I like the film a lot, but I hold absolutely no desire to provoke any debate. Allow me to be meek and submissive here, basically. 

Similarly, I pretty much love every frame of all four Jaws movies (and every note of their scores), despite the fact that only the original is worthwhile in any way (but darnit, the sequels are just so FUN in their inadequacy that I don't find them depressing at all). It's just an unconditional love that I've long accepted in my life. 

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I had no problem with the plot/story.  It's a movie about running away from dinosaurs, so I got what I wanted out of it.  The only problem I had with Jurassic World was the extremely CGI-ness of the dinosaurs.  While the CGI is obviously much better than the CG in 1993, 1998, etc, there was basically nothing to ground the creatures or make them feel real.  Without that, it just looks like the same cartoon creatures that chase people in every adventure movie these days.

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34 minutes ago, kaseykockroach said:

I love how people lost their minds when Katie McGrath's character died. 

Because heaven freaking forbid a female character die in a Jurassic Park movie. 

 

Not this again...

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I can't remember if it's on the DVD or not, but I vividly recall seeing this behind the scenes video where they're filming Katie's death scene and she's giddily exclaiming "I get to die today!!", laughing as she's swung on the bungee cord.

It "ruined" the scene in the best way, to where it's officially canon to me that she survived. She's playing cards with the Indominus and the pteranodon in the stomach, and eventually the mosasaurus kindly spits her out so she can have a tearful reunion with her boss miss Dearing, who she's secretly having a steamy love affair with. They don't bother inviting that dork Owen for a threesome.

Or maybe I shouldn't post my fanfiction ideas, yeah...

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1 hour ago, kaseykockroach said:

I love how people lost their minds when Katie McGrath's character died. 

Because heaven freaking forbid a female character die in a Jurassic Park movie. 

 

People didn't complain THAT she died, they complained that the movie chose to linger on a long, exaggerated death sequence for her (especially in contrast to the main villain of the film being killed off screen)

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That I can understand, though believe me, I witnessed plenty of whining for the former case.

I watch B-horror movies more than most health specialists would recommend, so aspects such as that don't inherently bother me. 

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Gosh that logo is uncreative. I liked when each sequel's logo looked different from the last, like rock for TLW and metal for JP3. 

 

Now it's just rock, rocks with cracks.

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2 hours ago, RPurton said:

Apparently they want to explore having the dinosaurs used as weapons...

 

Oh.

 

Trevorrow, STOP!

 

To be fair, that was always a Spielberg idea, ever since 2004 or so.

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Jurassic Galaxy (2020) inGen's research station orbits the Mars Colony where the Human-Raptor Hybrids have escaped their pens. Mark Grady (Shia Lebouf), the descendant of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) must help stop the hybrids from destroying the newly created inter-dimensional theme park before the station collides with the International Space Station. appx 644m.

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