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Old 16-06-2018, 20:16   #61
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Saw it this morning. Enjoyed it for what it was - a decent enough action movie but a lot of it didn't make sense. When is Hollywood going to bin the cliche shot of people turning around and looking dumbstruck over their shoulder. Do dinosaurs or any other monster not do full frontal attacks?
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Old 16-06-2018, 20:25   #62
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This was hilariously bad.


Just awful
As bad as having Bryce Dallas Howard outrun dinosaurs in high heels, (she is wearing the high heels not the dinosaurs).
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Old 16-06-2018, 20:29   #63
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Do dinosaurs or any other monster not do full frontal attacks?
Well they're not wearing any clothes so technically aren't all their attacks full-frontal?

I really don't think they should have resuscitated this franchise so soon after part III (and yes, 15yrs is too soon). Two sequels were pushing it to begin with and the more you see of CGI dinosaurs the less you can get by on spectacle alone. They should have waited much longer, done more research on dinosaurs and then just reboot the whole damn thing with new species and a more accurate representation of the dinosaurs themselves. This whole "indorapter" genetically mutated ******** is making the series feel more like an Asylum series than a prestigious Hollywood blockbuster franchise.

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Old 16-06-2018, 20:54   #64
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The superb James Cromwell has to work with a character who is so basic that he feels like he's been ripped out of a children's fairy tale.
It felt like the story wanted to use John Hammond for this part (which would have made fleshing out the character unnecessary) but couldn't given Richard Attenborough passed in 2014, so they invented his partner and couldn't be bothered filling him out.
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Old 17-06-2018, 18:16   #65
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Just seen it. Better directed than the last one. In fact I enjoyed it more but it had a spectacularly dumb script...


.... I could be wrong but... If an island was about to explode, let alone one full of dinosaurs. Wouldn't every news channel have cameras covering it?

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Yeah I was thinking that as well, they "sneak" out a bunch of dinosaurs on this enormous ship and nobody notices? Even if there was a no fly/sail zone set up around the island because of the eruption (which would make some sort of sense I guess), there's no-one actually enforcing it enough to spot a ship big enough to haul a menagerie of dinos? So much about this film makes so little rational sense though that you sort of just submit to the insanity at some point.
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Old 18-06-2018, 11:12   #67
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Yeah I was thinking that as well, they "sneak" out a bunch of dinosaurs on this enormous ship and nobody notices?
Dinosaurs have become so topical in recent years that some people won't bat an eyelid if they saw a raptor sashaying along the Broadway.
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Old 18-06-2018, 12:53   #68
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Sad to see Jeff Goldblum so underused too. It would have been great to have seen him somehow dragged back to the island for the rescue mission or something.
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Sad to see Jeff Goldblum so underused too. It would have been great to have seen him somehow dragged back to the island for the rescue mission or something.
He could have sang the theme tune at least.
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I saw this last night and I was hugely underwhelmed. For the entire running time I just couldn't help but think that I've seen it all before so unfortunately I just became increasingly bored. I thought that with JA Bayona directing there would be a bit more inventiveness and flair but it just seemed to be the kitchen set piece from Jurassic Park recycled and repeated over and over again.

I very much enjoy Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt but even their usually considerable charm was blandly written out and also a great supporting cast was largely wasted. The score was incredibly bland which is disappointing given Michael Giacchino's normally high standard.

However, my 11 year old daughter, who has only seen Jurassic Park and 2/3rds of Jurassic World, had a great time and loved it. So at least it wasn't a wasted trip to the cinema.
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Saw this last night and really enjoyed it, despite the plot holes and things that didn't make sense (plus JP science always gets a free pass from me).
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