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Old 10-06-2018, 15:53   #41
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Well IMHO it wasn't brilliant but then it wasn't awful either. Some very good set pieces but never particularly scary.

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Old 10-06-2018, 15:57   #42
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Entertaining but gets very silly as has been said and the more I think about the sillier I think it was.

Some spoiler thoughts:

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Old 10-06-2018, 16:10   #43
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Old 10-06-2018, 20:03   #44
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Now that makes a lot more sense
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Old 11-06-2018, 13:02   #45
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Yep, I thought they were heading towards this too.
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Old 11-06-2018, 13:08   #46
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But I think my main grievance with what the Jurassic franchise has now become is they seem to have forgotten that these films are MEANT TO BE SCARY. That is gone completely. While this film does feature the T-Rex more significantly it's still kept in the background as the films want to favour new genetically modified creations. There is one truly vicious, nasty death in the film which did surprise me, but otherwise things are played quite safe.
Agreed. However this was rated 12A and seemingly done deliberately in that way so they get big sales from families with dinosaur obsessed kids. You can't be really scary and keep that 12A rating. I saw this at a lunchtime screening the other day and was staggered to see so many 5-6 year olds in there with their parents. Can't imagine what these kids thought when someone gets an arm bitten off in full view before being killed.
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I remember going to see Jaws when I was 5. These modern kids are whimps.

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Old 12-06-2018, 22:05   #48
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Where has this notion come from Jurassic Park films are meant to be scary ?? The first one was a PG for crying out loud - that doesn't scream out this film is going to be scary.

None of the 5 films so far have been scary in any shape or form.
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None of the 5 films so far have been scary in any shape or form.
Absolute nonsense. PG or not Jurassic Park is full of tense and scary scenes. I remember watching it in the cinema and people were jumping out of their seats at the T Rex/goat, the Velociraptors stalking the kids in the kitchen and the severed arm scenes. Also it was only a PG because the 12A certificate didn't exist at the time. It would never be a PG if it was released today.

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Where has this notion come from Jurassic Park films are meant to be scary ?? The first one was a PG for crying out loud - that doesn't scream out this film is going to be scary.

None of the 5 films so far have been scary in any shape or form.
What??
The original had warnings plastered all over the cinema foyer's that young children will not be able to handle it. I was 12 years old and it scared the crap out of me. Jaws is a PG, is it not scary either?

Certificate has nothing to do with it.
(PS. the 12 cert existed in 1993.)

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Certificate has nothing to do with it.
(PS. the 12 cert existed in 1993.)
12 existed but 12A didn't hence the PG certificate for Jurassic Park. Also Jaws was PG but is now a 12A. PG was just the default certificate for any remotely family friendly movie that wasn't a flat out children's movie so as you said the certificate didn't really mean anything and certainly wasn't an indication that a film was tame and scare free.

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Jaws was a 'A'


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Old 13-06-2018, 19:41   #53
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My 5 year old has watched the first 3 (after playing the Lego games), was scared a little, but ultimately loved them.
We tried Jurassic World, but he found it too scarey so we stopped it halfway through.

After watching them all in such a close timeframe, JW is noticeably the most violent of the 4, and the bloodiest.
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The reviews were lazy as well, harping on about how it was full of Gothic horror moments just because the Orphanage guy directed it. Bullcrap.
Well I've not read any reviews, only ever seen the first trailer and had read that it was directed by Bayona but had completely forgotten about this fact before I went to watch the film tonight... and guess what: I sat their thinking "Holy crap this actually feels in places like an old-school Gothic Monster Manson movie". I liked that about this film, it incorporates enough of a 1940s gothic drama and smatterings of horror that it actually feels a little bit like a film made in the early 90s back when Hollywood films were more likely to hark back to the golden age era.

The problem is that this was all the film had: smatterings, nothing substantial to rescue it. The script is monumentally stupid and constantly had me scratching my head trying to make rational sense of what was going on. It feels like the team behind Jurassic World had written one script and then Bayona came along and rewrote it incorporating his own sort of gothic themes without finding a way to stitch all this together in any kind of compelling or logical way - but then I don't rate any Jurassic Park film outside of the original so this being "meh" hasn't really disappointed me at all.

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Perhaps they need to add ghosts?
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Only if they can tie it into the Star Trek universe!
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This was hilariously bad.


Just awful
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They do seem to be running out of ideas, time to let the JP world go extinct
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Have to admit I never thought the original was fantastic, it was a great book and worked OK as a film. The new franchise with the place up and running was interesting, but what more can you really do with any of them except run around getting chased by dinosaurs?

Can't see why anyone would be fussed to see genetically engineered dinosaurs, it'd be like a car museum thinking people were bored of their cars and buses and welding two together.

I guess they'll keep going whilst money is being made
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