how did chris pratt train these dinosaurs to obey him and why didnt they just put neural implants in all of them to control them owe and why dont the parents of the two main kids in this film go to jurrasic park with the kids ive been to disney land when i was young and my parents came with me i never just went on my own with my brother
Chris Pratt has been training the velociraptors since they were born, and the parents didn't go with the kids because this trip was basically an excuse to not have the kids around while they got a divorce.
The parents wanted some time for themselves, and thought that the aunt was going to be taking care of them.
I detect passive aggression toward Jillian.
I couldn't agree more. Sara and Brad right now seem like the two most bitter people in the world.
I'll second that, it's kinda sad. :/
Yeah you can tell we're so bitter, because we say things like "I didn't hate it, I just didn't care for it" and "I understand why someone would like it."
Or..now bear with me now*** they saw a movie they were disappointed by. I liked the movie overall-the second half redeemed it but it had an astoundingly large number of issues and the motivations of the antagonists were really...really stupid. Plus as my best friend put it after we watched it "I would visit the hell out of that theme park even with that dinosaur on the loose. Dinosaurs are awesome-not boring."
I know, I'm an asshole, but seriously, the chemistry between Jillian and Brad has been horrible for a long time.
She has to explain every joke and every reference she makes to him, he makes a face as if he's at a proctology examination every time she says something and every sentence he says to her starts with: "Nnnnnyeaaaaah, I can see that, but..."
I can't stand Jillian, the fact she tends to trail off into that airy whisper and the fact she goes on uncomfortably long tirades no one else cares about. Look at the Silent Hill review when she basically explains the entire games story.
@ Arnassus: I have nothing against Jillian. Like most personalities how well she "works" depends on whom she's playing off of. She and Brad are just bad together.
I don't know whether it is irony or just tragedy, because it seems she doesn't want to work with him anymore, but I think she works much better together with Josh Hadley. As a guest on one of his podcasts, she was good.
This review was posted right after James Rolfe's review. He liked it, his friend Mike liked it, Jillian liked it, Brad and Sarah didn't. Waiting for Doug and Rob. My brother saw it and fucking loved it. So who knows when it comes to me if/when I see it...
To quote Doug Walker "Just saw Jurassic World, one of the most pointless, boring, fake looking, lazily written, totally unnecessary sequels...WITH ONE OF THE COOLEST ENDINGS EVAH!!!!!!"
Mike made me laugh when he said that the gyrosphere made the park look "realistic and believable".
Okay, just think about that for a moment. Imagine you're a stupid, immature 12-year old. Now imagine that you have control over a fast-moving vehicle with no professional oversight. Now imagine that you're free to ride around in a field full of animals that panic when you drive towards them. What are you (inevitably) going to do?
Also, you have to feel for those baby dinosaurs in the petting zoo. They are clearly distressed by the crowd of humans pushing them, prodding them, putting their 3-year olds on their backs, and the film tries to make out that this obvious animal cruelty is somehow adorable.
Jurassic Park is a massive animals rights lawsuit just waiting to happen, even if inGen weren't planning to go all Umbrella Corp and use the park as a testing ground for bio-weapons.
Brad and Sarah just seem to always see sexism when it's not there.
Actually I simply didn't like how she was villainized simply because she had a pretty important job to do, and the romance was clunky as hell. But tell me more about how I, the person whose favorite movies include Caligula, The Toxic Avenger, countless slasher films, countless exploitation films like Don't Go in the House, Maniac, Vice Squad etc etc, always apparently see sexism in everything. I could give a rats ass if something is sexist, so long as it's a fun movie.
Seeing something that isn't there, you say?
Your forgetting that Doctor Grant also didnt care for kids and learned to like them i took its as them referencing that
@Brad Your sexism claims are completely unfounded because:
1) You seem to isolate her as being "career driven" while I guarantee you if it were a man in that role, everyone would be saying he's a villain, why? Because of basic human instinct regarding women, where they're seen as vulnerable. The way she was portrayed in this film was VERY dissociated from reality in terms of in the movies universe, where she wasn't paying attention to the kids (which were her SISTERS kids), she was ACTIVELY engaging in the manipulation of these dinosaurs genetic make up and over-seeing the creation of Indominus, so the whole argument "oh, she's just a poor business girl caught up in the whole whirl-wind of making money" argument goes flying out the fucking door, because even people who over-see zoo's still operate on an empathetic level with the animals to some degree and try to do what's best for them, even fucking DISNEY does this in their Animal Kingdom.
2) Chris Pratt's character was country-bumpkin-esque, with a mix of volunteer military vet mentality (he mentioned he was in the Navy). Him being very blunt and straight forward in his approach fits his characters stereotypical background. How he interacts with her seems to be more guided at his disagreement over her out-look upon the park and its "assets". The whole reason the Brontosaurus part was included was for her to finally "get" the idea that these dinosaurs are living creatures and not just machines for her profit, thus ending her dissociation from them on an emotional level.
Hearing you two bicker about how its sexist and misogynistic is just eye-roll worthy, like that feminist chick in college who you have to take classes with, who points out how "so and so" is "unfair and biased against women", and you just have to roll your eyes saying "there she goes again".
I've been watching CinemaSnob since 2012, and even the women in your Night Trap review were treated with more misogyny than in Jurassic World.
At this point, "sexism/misogyny" should just replace "Poe".
The terms have become completely meaningless.
On the subject of Doug and Rob's review, I'd like to thank Brad & Sarah fr maintaining coherence and sanity in their dislike of the movie. I love Doug as the nostalgia critic but I am so tired of him always being that character even when he isn't.
-Side Note: I also need to thank Brad for not acting like the Cinema Snob when he does a general review.
I just saw JW tonight and I think this is this year's "Godzilla" where I enjoyed the ending so much that it kind of made up for the crappier first half of the movie.
For what it's worth though I completely agree with everything Brad and Sarah had to say, especially about Bryce Dallas Howard's character -I don't know what was worse the high heels or Judy Greer giving her that "oh you want kids you just don't know it" BS-, but I still managed to find some things pretty fun about the movie.
I thought it was Mediocre. The CGI was conspicuous more then a few times, the writing was both meta and self unaware, and the pacing was off. But more than that the writing was really awful.
I mean everyone is either flat or really god damn stupid.
Lets put it this way, they wanted to make a scary predator, so they combined t-rex with raptor dna. But in order to maintain its health with accelerated growth and the tropical temperature they combined cuddle fish dna and a tropical frog that allowed the dino to not only go camo.....but is invisible to thermals.
It's the predator mixed with a t-rex.
The movie is insanely predictable. Its essentially Alien Resurrection with the finale from 2014 godzilla.
And the shame is that there are good parts here and there that work really well, but the majority of the film is covered in the layer of cliche, predictable, and stupid as sin.
The Premise of this movie really bugs me. Why Genetically Engineer a Dinosaur that's bigger than a T-Rex when the Giganotosaurs & Carcharodontosaurus are both already bigger than T-Rex. This was totally avoidable.
The entire premise is making fun of needless sequels that need to be "bigger and badder" for no real reason other than to attract audiences. The movie is aware it's premise is dumb but that's what studio execs/park officials would actually do. It's kind of like a more straight faced Jump Street movie, only not executed as well.
As for in-universe explanations, they could just say they never found the DNA of any of the above-mentioned dinosaurs. Of course, the fact that they found the DNA of so many others (including one that lives UNDERWATER) is a different plot hole altogether.
I liked the gene spliced dinosaur myself. Sure there are bigger ones, but the experiment was about making an amalgamation of badass, which is way more interesting than sheer size. I'm surprised that Brad disliked that so much, it's a science gone horribly awry plot line with a lot of carnage as payoff.
I'm totally in Jillian's camp on this one. I had a lot of fun in this!
Me too! I had a lot of fun with this movie. There were some groan moments, but I like most of the movie. I liked the romance between Owen and Claire, I thought it was cute and made sense. The mention of them being on a date before was enough to show that they had at least some attraction to each other. I liked the kiss, I thought it was a cute moment, if a bit silly.
In jurassic park 2 the trex rampages in san diego as it was going to be the first attraction at jurassic park san diego
I'm in the Jillian camp on this one. It's dumb but I had a lot of fun with it. Jurassic Park is a one movie premise and they'll never be able to top the original, so I say just go full-on B movie with it and that they did.
And liked how self-aware and meta it was, with all the suits and their ideas basically being a commentary on studio execs, modern reboots and exploiting brand names (And the commercialization of the park was pretty spot on, the way real theme parks are now). It's practically a self-parody.
Plus, I just can't hate any movie with a Deep Blue Sea reference.
Personally, I loved it. Sorry to hear y'all didn't (save for Jillian. Thank you Jillian).
Also, Nanny was kind of a bitch when she first appeared and still kind of a bitch when she got snatched up. It'd be one thing if it had happened to Jake Johnson or Lauren Lapkus or something, but here's kind of a bitch that no one really cares about, bon apetite.
what do you mean bitch?
tell me ONE thing about the character, other the fact that she had maybe 4 lines in the movie before being killed.
she was a non-character who died because we were "not supposed to like her". it was way too forced.
i'd rather of had the two stupid kids be eaten. All she was doing was her job of babysitting them, until they ditched her.
and then just handed themselves to the hybrid raptor rex.
i liked the kids in all the other films better then these two. they were basically useless. we knew nothing would ever happen to them. hell, nothing happens to anyone important in this film, that wasn't a villain, other then the CEO guy.
I liked the Nanny better then the stupid kids.
Yeah, nothing in the previews made me want to see this. The original is still a beloved classic for me since the day I saw it in the theatre in 1993, and the trailers for Jurassic World just looked like a bunch of action spectacle and zero substance, story, or character. Just another big dumb CGI fest, and that's exactly what the sequels devolved into. The original had intelligent characters with thematic and philosophical material to bring substance to the overall story. Jurassic Park was a strong film because of strong characters and talented actors with a skillfull director at the helm, and the action was used sparingly. There's not even an action scene until an hour into the film. Jurassic World looks like its sole selling point is action. I just don't care, and from many comments from the director, he wasn't striving to make a "smart" movie. He seemed content with just allowing it to be dumb, and even the positive reviews for this still list several complaints. It says something that even the praise-heavy reviews list off negatives that intensify my aversion for seeing it.
When I first saw the previews, I sincerely thought it was an Asylum movie or a Sci-Fi original because of how deliberately cheesy the CGI was, as well as the raptor whisperer bit. I was actually laughing until I saw the logo and thought, "oh shit...you're serious."
Then I got to thinking, hey, maybe it'll at least be stupid-fun. Stupid-fun is perfectly valid, Hell, my favorite movie of all time is Army of Darkness, but, ehhhh...guess it kind of missed the mark. I won't pull an "FJ" and act like I know everything without seeing it, and maybe I will one day on DVD, but I think it's a safe assumption that I don't exactly need to rush out into theaters and see this.
Though to be fair, the movie was honest even with the trailers. Not only did it quite literally jump the shark, but they ate it as well. That's also partly why I thought it was a parody film at first.
Man Jillian is like an awesomely cute lil nerd girl character. The only uncomfortable part about her is her little reactions to Brad and Sara, Brad especially, that make it look like their bullying her lol
Having watched the midnight screenings since its debut. Its not that Jillian is being bullied its more that she's way too shy when it comes to reviewing a Movie (retreating too quickly when the conversation dosent go her way and takes fair criticism way to personally), she takes the meaning of what people are saying way too seriously and seems to be more forgiving towards Movies then the rest of the Midnight Group. Also Jillian seems be on a rather unlucky streak when it comes to Movies, that are mostly Movies that the rest of the Midnight Group hateded whilst she enjoyed them or was more forgiving (which can cause heated discussions).
that's a fair point. it seems like it's not often that she's in total agreement with someone else on a movie. and maybe after it happens so many times it just starts to get to you. if that's the case, it's understandable.
but anyway you're in my cool book, Jillian.
That's pretty much my analysis. She's more the casual movie goer, so while she bring a different perspective, her (apparent) shyness does make her seem overpowered by anyone she's reviewing with.
"You mean this big Fuckoffasaurus we created turned AGAINST us?! Next you'll be telling me that super-genius AI program we created is plotting against us as well!"
I'm waiting for the movie where they kill all the stupid scientists *before* they can fuck up the world with their creations. It ALWAYS turns against you. Even the woman who was just a head in "The Brain That Wouldn't Die" fought back. That's the super-science equivalent of opening the portal to Hell: you're just gonna get yourself killed the moment Cthulhu or Satan gets close to you.
I know it sounds strange, but all of this "everything happens because people are idiots" sounds like an episode of Venture Brothers, only without the funny.
I didn't like Jurassic World either, but I just wanted to give Jillian a hug after that review.
Same, but then, the dynamic's always kind of weird when Jillian's in the mix. When it's just Brad and Jillian, they spend half the review apologizing for disagreeing with each other. Now I really want to see a review where Jillian and another reviewer both have the same opinion of a movie and Brad disagrees.
Aww, put me in the Jillian camp as well. I'm bummed the rest of you didn't like it. It wasn't a masterpiece or anything, but it was pretty damn close to the sequel to Jurassic Park *I've* always wanted. I found the whole thing quite likable and fun - which is much more than I can say for Lost World and (shudder) JP3.
Can we please stop it with the Jillian is being bullied stuff. Brad and Sarah are A) right and B) see way more movies than Jillian so aren't so easy to impress. Having said that,, I don't see that many movies and I thought JW was weak, but for me it's just the law of diminishing returns. It felt very stale and the leads were wooden, lacked chemistry and less interesting than any of the supporting cast. Also, I got the opposite impression and felt that Jillian's enthusiasm was constraining Brad.
can we allow opinions to be expressed freely without telling ppl what to do in absolutes? lose the first 12 words in what u said and u will be doing that...
Nothing I said was an absolute, It was more of a round about way of saying that the charge of bullying is ridiculous. I have zero power to stop anything on here and you are the one telling me what to write, anyway.
Saying Brad and Sarah are right? That's an absolute, especially with opinions being subjective and all.
Well considering Sarah hasn't seen the sequals and doesn't remember Nedrys death, I'd say Jillian has more the say on the subject of JP franchise ;)
ONE guy saying "it makes it *look* like their bullying her lol" DOESN'T = "oh noes! stop bullying Jillian!".... so relax Skippy; it's just somebody's personal observation is all. ;)
It's just that Jilly-bean oftentimes lacks confidence and is insecure when paired with stronger discussion partners - she apologizes for things when really it's just a matter of differing viewpoints (which we're ALL allowed. No one's right or wrong for liking a movie: it's our own opinion..... 'Cept for Rex Reed - seriously - fuck that guy).
I never said they were bullying Jillian. I said the idea that they were is ridiculous. I don't think Jillian comes across as shy or insecure either.
All I saw here was three friends disagreeing on a the merits of a movie. Jillian liked it, Brad and Sarah didn't. Jillian is not being oppressed.
They tend to cut off Jillian a lot, personally she should tell Brad to shut his goddamned mouth every once in a while, interrupting others is rude.
Is this your first time seeing this show? It's an unscripted conversation, people get cut off in literally every single episode, Jillian does it too.
Yes Brad, despite having been watching the screenings since their initial debut, and frequently commenting on them, this is my first time seeing them. I should have put a :D or a ;P to convey the sarcasm in my comment, seeing as the chats are hectic sometimes, it goes full on always sunny at times. Not that you would have noticed that, have some faith in your fans. :/
When someone writes or says something it is implicit that they are expressing a personal opinion. Otherwise, everything would be prefaced with variations on " I think", " IMO" or whatever. When I say something or you say something or anyone says something, unless its a quantifiable fact, then it is just an opinion no matter how overstated. I don't actually believe my opinion is the law or the definitive judgement on anything. least of all on matters of taste.
I really like your haircut, Jillian! Looks good on you.
Dear Midnight Snob, you clearly don't understand why Jurassic World was made the way it was made. Let me explain it in one sentence: Jurassic World is Dino Crisis 3 of Jurassic series.
Literally. It's LITERALLY what the Dino Crisis 3 is for Dino Crisis series.
The concept is EXACTLY the same.
The setting and design is different, yes, but the CONCEPT is actually EXACTLY the same.
Jurassic World is a fourth movie, but it is an equivalent of what Dino Crisis 3 is for the entire Dino Crisis series. And this makes it even more hilarious and outright macabre, because, even though the concepts of Jurassic World and Dino Crisis 3 are exactly the same, Dino Crisis games were always actually heavily inspired by (to the point of outright ripping of some locations and scenes) Carnosaur, not by Jurassic Park franchise. So, what I'm basically saying is...by completely repeating third Dino Crisis' concept (NOT setting or design, since Dino Crisis was always a series that swam deeply in a sci-fi soup), Jurassic World actually presents itself more like a Carnosaur, rather than a typical "Jurassic Park" product. Yes, really. I seriously just said that. Jurassic World is basically "Carnosaur 2015". Because it heavily repeats third Dino Crisis' concept, and that one's waaay more Carnosaur than anything else. At this point, Jurassic franchise, pretty much, has been turned into a cinematic version of Carnosaurian Dino Crisis, lol. Can't wait for the sequel.
so, they're both terrible then? lol
Sheer gameplay-wise, Dino Crisis 3 is horrendously bad, indeed, but concept-wise it's pretty decent (though, OBVIOUSLY, waaaaay behind both the Dino Crisis 2 and first Dino Crisis). And Jurassic World "borrows" exactly that. Concept. Not design, setting, or scenario. Just concept itself. I actually liked Jurassic World because of that. It was familiar to me and it was interesting to see all of the same concept being played in a live action movie.
I've not seen it yet, but I suspect I'll enjoy it since I like dumb stuff like this, usually. But I made the same arguments as well that there'd be no need to make a new dinosaur in order to boost attendance because they have DINOSAURS! The same argument, people still go to zoos even though you'd think people would be bored of seeing lions and apes and stuff.
But, then I thought of counter arguments. The fist one being that we *have* cross bred animals (Ligers, anyone?) now, did we do it for boosting attendance in zoos? Not sure, but it was still done because of whatever reasons.
But the bigger one is that I suspect that Jurassic World needs to do all they can do to bring in visitors. Every major city in the country has a zoo in it or near it, so if you want to visit a zoo you drive to the other side of town. Maybe if you want to see a really good zoo you have to drive/fly to another state but, by and large, if you want to take your kids or a schoolroom to a zoo, it's a short trip.
When it comes to Jurassic Park/World however, I suspect it's a *major* trip to make considering you need to fly to "the other side of the world" and book a room in a resort hotel, get a week's vacation from work, plan schedules, pack, it's an ordeal that costs you hundreds to 1000s of dollars. So you need to do a lot to convince people to not only go in the first place but to come back!
Your local zoo wants more attendance they add a new exhibit, they remodel their paddocks and viewing areas. Maybe the add in a theater or something to show documentaries or learning experiences for the animals. This draws people in from the area who waste $40 and an afternoon.
Jurassic World? You need to convince people to take a days-long vacation involving international travel and a hotel visit.
Don't forget 1970s "classic" Day of the Dolphin with George C Scott, where the army wants to militarize dolphins and marine scientist wants to stop it (Scott). There's a Snob review, right there.
Ironic sense dolphins and seals have been militarized since the 60s i believe. mostly as messangers and spies
By the way, how come no one remembers that "the lawyer guy" from the first movie played Izzy, the recurring comic relief police snitch in Miami Vice. His character was so often of that show, he might as well've been part of the cast. Yet no one ever addresses the fact that this two characters were played by the same guy. Therefore, everyone in Jurassic park had a career before or after the movie. Everyone.
Imagine what went through Spielbergs head with the casting decisions back then:
"Well, for the cast I want grownup Damien, the blonde chick from those David Lynch movies, Brundlefly, the guy who snatched me an Oscar in ´82, Izzy Moreno and NEWMAN!!!, sold!"
Sharktopus would have been sooooo at home in this film!
Man, I really don't look forward to this, but I will still see it because I have a huge thing for Bryce Dallas Howard.
I have a "size doesn't matter" thing for BDH.
Then you're a more secure man than I.
She looked good in Spider-Man 3
I though try she looked good in this. HOT in that tank top.
Why is Jillian in the back seat?! I know Brad's the "boss" but he should've been back there, that way we can better see the ALWAYS jovial Jillian :)
I overall liked this more than I disliked it, but oh boy did this film have issues. I kind of felt the same way coming out of Iron Man 3, another film I overall liked but I had so many problems with that I couldn't help but feel disappointed anyway. It was one of those films that prompted a two-page facebook rant from me after watching it.
Jillian is so awesome and humble... also boobs!!!
this movie was a 5/10 at best.
characters were flat or bland, CGI was awful because they over rendered and over produced the CGI while filtering out orange for some reason so everything looked fucked up. Not to mention the CGI was everywhere, entire cgi scenes and they didnt blend well at all.
not to mention the writing was soooo fucking stupid.
It was shot like a fucking marvel movie.
Also, what did the secretary do to get the most BRUTAL death in the JP series?! Some one who was a god in that universe wanted her to die horribly.
Fucking Mad Max didnt kill characters off with as much hate.
Also those flying dinos with the t-rex head...thats an actual species. They just fucked up the design, its not supposed to be a snout.
Its a beak.
So, yeah, they fucked up a dinos basic design. And not like velociraptors looking like utahraptors, they, just got lazy and didnt do research.
They're following the design of the velociraptors from the first movie... And during the first movie, utahraptors hadn't even been discovered yet.
They were actually discovered during production, but i came to terms with the raptors and have no issues with it. Thats not what i mean.
I was talking about the Dimorphodons, which have actual beaks that were yellow like a tucan with teeth. And not what literally looks like a copy and paste fo a trex head on as small pterodon.
people honestly thought they spliced trex heads on the flying dinos.
also the flying dinos were strictly small animals and fish eaters with some scavenging. They couldnt even remotely take on human sized prey.
I spotted the Jeff Goldblum cameo! It was in the control room, during one of the scenes with that dork/geek guy, he had one of Ian Malcolm's book next to his desk. The problem was it was just sitting there (at least with the big bio picture on the back facing out) and blurry. If you didn't know it could've been anyone... but that white-man's jerry-curl thing Goldblum had going on from the first movie is very distinctive, even in a blurred foreground shot.
It looked like goldblum to me as well
I'm somewhere between Sarah/Brad and Jillian. The movie was a fun distraction but overall just a "meh" summer movie that I'll forget about completely by next week.
I thought the movie was exactly what I expected it to be: good stupid fun. I guess I'm good at overlooking flaws in a movie.
Ugh. Between this and the wikipedia entry, I will be skipping the film. I am SO sick of the "corporations-are-evil/military industrial" trope that is always being used. It's been overly-used, and makes poor and BORING story-telling. For once, I want a disaster film to happen just because it happens. "Oh, we're just wanting to see what happens because of LOL!" Or, maybe have some animal rights person causing this disaster. That'll be different. Sigh.
Well, in 28 Days Later, it's at least partially the fault of the animal rights people; they may not have created the zombie virus, but it's their fault it got out of the lab. (I think; it's been a while since I saw it)
"Or, maybe have some animal rights person causing this disaster."
Isn't that basically what happened in JP2? Everyone got stranded on the island because Vince Vaughn's character let the captured dinos out of their cages and they wrecked the hunter camp, and Julianne Moore's character brought the baby T-Rex back to the trailer which then got kicked off a cliff.
Hah, just as I predicted from the trailers... this is just Deep Blue Sea, but with dinosaurs.
Believe it or not, Brad - James Rolfe like it
Well, Brad is not James Rolfe.
Well, James is not Brad Jones
Well, Brad Jones is not Brad J-
yes. but James Rolfe also likes immature shit humor, so i wouldn't exactly put any faith in his words.
Yes, but Brad Jones likes Ghost Rider 2, so I wouldn't exactly put any faith in his words.
Ladies and gentlemen, the only person in the world who has never liked a movie that critics didn't like.
ghost rider 2, was WAY better then jurassic world.
at least ghost rider 2 was fun. and that is all i was asking for. a FUN movie about dinosaurs. instead i got a stupid romance film between 2 brothers, and pratt wanting to bang his boss, and the raptors.
i'd much rather watch ghost rider 2 again.
Doesn't he like everything, though? He probably even liked his own movie, which should make anyone automatically lose all confidence in his judgement.
He doesn't like green eggs and ham.
Thus far - it's 2 positive reviews to 1 negative I've seen.
This movie needed an Ian Malcolm and I am not the biggest Jeff Goldblum fan to begin with. I don't have a hatred for him like the Walker brothers or even the amount of love you and Sarah have but I would like to see how his character has aged in 20 years after the first movie.
I'm curious to see how Dr Grant and Dr Sadler are doing now that their work as archeologists is obsolete, and what do they think about the park finally being opened since they both were so against it by the end of the first film.
I am seeing this movie in a couple hours. I always try to not be hyped for a monster flick, but seeing things get destroyed by a dinosaur, Godzilla, or any other giant monster in a preview will lasso me and pull on the hype train.
The egg is mentioned in the first book. Other Dinos has the birdlike eggclaw, but raptors use their raptor-claw. The egg shown in the beginning (I presume) was the holyshitasaurus 'cause they said there was two of them and the bigger ate the other.
The tracker was in its back.
I did like it altogether. For the first 20 minutes or so it felt stupid but really once the raptors and Pratt came I started to really like it. A lot of stupid stuff yes, but I didn't really expect a too self-serious film. I wouldn't have made this movie, but as it is, I liked it.
Would it be a good movie to watch if you haven't seen the other Jurassic Park films, or should they be seen first?
Also, I'm guessing the camera ran out before you finished, since it just ended abruptly.
I probably should have taken back about saying going to see Jurassic World would help ease your heath back on "The Human Centipede 3".
Just a reminder, creatures like pteranodon and dimorphodon (the "T-Rex headed pteradactyl" so named due to it having two different types of teeth like mammals) and mosasaurus and pleisiosaurus (not actually portrayed in the film, but it's the "Nessie"-like creature often seen in pop culture) are flying and aquatic reptiles respectively, not actual dinosaurs.
THANK YOU. I've always wanted to scream at people that pterosaurs and marine reptiles are not classified as dinosaurs but didn't think anyone would listen.
Just got back from it. Really did not like it. I think it's really a mess and far too self serious which made a lot of it unintentionally funny. By over harping on the genetic splicing element of the story it drags any of the fun in this and the fact that Indominous Rex is a Raptor/T Rex combo was so dumb. Just such a disappointing film, though on thebright side it was a very pretty film with gorgeous cinematography. Lol this is probably how other felt about Godzilla 2014.
Haven't seen it yet. I've grown up with the other films, so I will eventually see it. The first film is one of my favorite movies, and I even liked The Lost World to an extent. Also, they're movies filmed on my island, so there's that.
Was it at least better than Jurassic Park III?
Am I into stupid fun movies?
Am I into stupid fun movies that lack logic and believably?
Depends on how stupid it is, if it's self indulgent in any way then no.
From what I've seen in the trailers this is one hell of a self indulgent movie. So... now that I know the movie lacks believability and logic; and I already know going in that it's self indulgent. Then it's impossible for me to love it.
It's like how I love The Fighting Fists of Shanghai Joe because it shows no self indulgence; and is just unbelievably stupid, but those two things make it fun. The same goes for Die Hard 5, I can watch that shit on repeat because it's hilariously stupid and shows no self indulgence; it doesn't even take itself seriously.
So yeah, I'm going to pass on this one, planning on seeing Mad Max soon!
yay, more Jillian!
This was my "a winter's tale"
It was so bad, but it was enjoyable bad.
The original is good, though I feel a tad overrated. Lost World should've been just that badass dino hunter hunting while the remaining cannon fodder (especially Malcolm's daughter & Vince Vaugn!) are killed off. & as cool as the Spinosaurus was in 3, as a life long fan of dinosaurs I've read a lot of books as a kid & EVERY book said the Tyrannosaurus Rex was the most dangerous dinos ever. So where the hell did the Spinosaurus come from?
Eh, they all have their faults but still fun flicks :)
I actually enjoyed the flick. Is it the best out of all of the series? No. But I thought it was more enjoyable than the other sequels, just going off of how I felt about the Raptors alone I thought it was a better sequel. I agree, they were probably the best part. I didn't find any of the characters to be terrible, nothing spectacular but it was serviceable enough for the monster movie it wanted to be. I liked Chris Pratt, but only because it was Chris Pratt in the role and that's about it. Oh and I actually didn't have any problem following the fight at the end of the movie, I was able to tell what was going on the whole time, so I guess that's all yours. I won't argue that it has its flaws (pretty major ones) but for some reason they just never took me out of the movie.
Jillian, you beautiful cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure. She seems so shy when she wants a turn to speak, specially since she was the only one who liked the movie.
And that moment with both her and Sarah apologizing for talking over the other gave me so many flashbacks to that Amy Schummer skit
Two things about the flying "dinosaurs". There were no pterodactyls in this movie. The large crested winged reptiles are called Pteranodons. Pterodactyls are smaller and do not have a crest at the back of their heads. Ever since I was 6 people calling Pterodactyls Pteranodons has been a pet peeve of mine. It's as bad as saying "Penguins live in the North Pole" to kids. It's just bad parenting. :P
Second, the winged reptiles that the reviewers in this video refer to as "T-Rex heads" with wings are a known species called Dimorphodon.
Life of the party up in here.
Sounds like you're tons of fun to watch a movie with. #nohomo
You should've just let it go. Not everybody is as knowledgeable in the field of dinosaurs as you, apparently. Plus, to be frank, I think they don't give a damn.
I share your pet peeve with the pteranodon and pterodactyl confusion, thank you for posting!
For some reason the video won't play for me, but I can get the gist from the comments.
Really surprised how many people didn't like this movie. Then again I kind of liked Jurrassic Park 3 and I'm apparently in the minority there. Both three and four had dumb parts, but they had parts I liked to.
Oh, and good god the bitching about CGI. Don't get me wrong I believe practical affects should be attempted whenever possible, but all the complaints about the dinosaurs looking fake seems overblown to me. It never once took me out of the movie.
Sheesh! What did Jillian stick up Brad's butt? Are they dating again? He seems genuinely pissed off at her just because she enjoyed the movie. Sara and Brad are analyzing the movie as if they expected it to be good. It's JP4. Repeat...JP4. Eh, they got *exactly* what they paid for. No point in watching JP unless some weird ass director like Tim Burton or Woody Allen does their unique approach.
Yeah you can tell how mad at her I am, especially when I repeatedly say things like "I completely understand why you like it" and "there's nothing wrong with liking this movie."
Jillian! Glad to see you back! Love the hair! Please stay!!!!!! We lost Jake for some reason. We need to keep as many of Team Snob around as possible.
Someone PLEASE let Sarah see Mad Max? This is bordering on cruel and unusual.
Hey Brad, are you going to see 'Ted 2' ?
Why is everybody clueless about the "tight-rope between the twin towers"-movie The Walk? Did everyone miss "Man on Wire" that won the academy for best documentary a few years back? The french guy who did it balanced the Oscar on his chin, did everyone just forget this?
The part where they said about the implants was when the 2 Pachycephalosauruses were butting heads and the implants were placed in their heads and they keep breaking the implants.
Is it weird that I've slowly grown to enjoy Brad's voice more and more over the years? Like, it's gotten to the point where he's becoming the Anthony Bourdain of movie reviews; his voice is just so relaxing, so comforting, while at the same time it comes off as very straight forward.
That's the thing I like about Brad, he's professional, but he also knows how to have a good time. He's not like one of those robotic old ladies you'll meet on the internet who are like "Please, buy my tie. What color would you like?" Instead he's got that flare, that "Wanna buy a tie bro?" He's more friendly and more personal; while keeping the topic professional.
And that's what I see here, I see a dude offering his honest opinion, and he's having a good time with some cool friends. Man I love Midnight Screenings; this is the show to go to see reviews.
Same. I always go here before anywhere else.
I'm in the middle of both camps here. I thought it was fun, but also bad and stupid.
My only problem is why didnt they build the dinosaur on Isla Sorna
Here's the thing. I love dinosaurs. I'm an adult. I've pretty much accepted that there will never be a smart, big budget, reasonably scientifically accurate movie made for me by talented people who give a shit. I accept that. With that in mind, I liked this a lot. There was some unbearably dumb shit, especially in the first half but here's the thing: This doesn't have B movie roots, it IS a B movie. Once I realized that I had a lot of fun with it. The director even pretty much said that in an interview. Plus it gets points when at the end *SPOILERS* it becomes a giant middle finger to Jurassic Park III, an apology which I gratefully accepted. Oh and I was drunk, that helped. Jurassic World: "Give up on a good movie and get drunk."
Oh, and the CG was fucking awful. There were maybe 90 seconds of dino footage where I wasn't acutely aware that I was seeing a cartoon.
They did explain in the movie that if they had all the components of the dinosaur's original dna, then they would look a whole lot different. The movie knows that the dinosaurs are not entirely accurate to how they originally looked when they were alive millions of years ago.
Honestly, I thought it was alright. Was it dumb? Yeah, but to be perfectly honest I thought it was way better than Lost World and JP3, which didn't really work for me to be honest.
Hell, Jurassic Park isn't even a movie I get too nostalgic over, so this film didn't rape my childhood at all. This film was pretty much a big budget B movie (albeit a bit messy in parts) and that's perfectly fine to me.
Now lets see how Genisys turns out, which could be one of the funniest movies of the year.
Yeah....Genisys is my prediction for worst film of the summer. Nothing about it looks promising. Even Pixels looks better.
By the way, since somebody else mentioned it, where DID Jake go? Maybe I just missed the news but I was wondering why he suddenly disappeared. There wasn't a fight or something, I hope.
Long story short, Jake slept with Brad's girlfriend and was pretty much all, "Why you mad, bro?"
Jeebus. That's a dick move on both parts. Good on Brad.
I think, at least, according to Jake's baby mama and Rayn herself, there's a bit more to it then that but whatever, Brad has a new girlfriend and we are all long past the point of caring as long as everyone is happy and drama free and living their lives.
For me, I'm not sure how "confirmed" the story from Jake's "baby momma" is as I'm not sure how you would confirm such a thing. But Brad's side of the story came from his confirmed social networking account(s.)
But, anyway, regardless of what may have really happened, Jake in all strong likelihood knew how Brad felt about the girl -regardless if she reciprocated the same feelings- and it's pretty damn evil to go after a friend's girl or a girl he's interested in regardless of her behavior towards you. Bros before hos as the saying goes -pardoning the pejorative.
So, even accepting that Brad's side of things was given with a heavy slant in his favor and that the story told by the "Baby Momma" is closer to the truth, we still have Jake going after Brad's girl or returning affections towards her, which is slimy.
I'm surprised Brad mentioned the movie "The Guest" because I thought the only people who watched that movie were people in my town where it was filmed (in fact the high school in that movie is where I go to).
Movie was great,
I went with low expectations and came out satisfied...
It's nice that T-rex fanboys finally got their revenge after the JP3 fiasco.
Honestly, it seems that the general consensus is that if you had very low to no expectations, you'll like it but if you were too excited for it, you'll hate it.
I really didn't much at all and found it be rather adequate in a dumb b-movie kind of way.
I actually liked the movie. Is it "Mad Max" good? No. But it thoroughly kicks the asses of the previous Jurassic Park sequels.
It really seemed like it took plot elements from the sequels and made them awesome. Gratuitous use of velociraptors from the third film? Check. People attempting to tame/reason with the dinosaurs like in the second film? Check. Pterodons fucking shit up like in the third film? Check.
And of course.....the ending, which takes a certain scene from the third movie and goes "pfft, we can make this more awesome".
Something else I liked about it is that the movie's plot doesn't consist of people being utterly stupid like in the other sequels. Mainly, it's just that everyone is completely outmatched, a lot like the first film.
I can see why people would be miffed with the whole "oh, you'll get it, you'll eventually have kids", but on the other hand......that is what people like me are bombarded with ALL THE TIME. I've been pretty adamant all of my life on not having kids, and the instant I mention it to someone, it's always "well how do you know?", "you'll change your mind eventually", blah blah blah blah BLAH.
lol jillian is always this powerhouse of positivity,while brad is this negative black hole
If you're so negative and Jillian is so positive, how come you both don't form a current?
I can't wait for the next movie.
The rumored title is "Jurassic Centipede".
Hello Brad & Co.!Thank you for making me curios about Jurassic World.On a completely different nore, I would like to share a list of artists that you, Brad, might enjoy, if you haven't already heard of; it's Retro Future 80s ElectroSynth! I especially enjoy Perturbator (don't worry, he's only a French, English-named, horror/thriller electronic music composer).Shine on, you crazy diamond!
"This movie made me laugh so hard, I had mild headaches. So I went to the doctor and got myself checked out. I am currently waiting for the results"
What is it about movies Brad dislikes setting June box-office records? Granted, it seems Brad definitely preferred this to the previous record-holder...
This video made me appreciate all three people in it. It's nice to see a disagreement that's rationally and politely articulated but is still entertaining.
Probably won't see this flick, though. I'm the only person I know who doesn't give a shit about the original Jurassic Park. I love dinosaurs, too. I just missed it coming out back at the time and ended up not seeing it until I was twenty or so. Still a good movie, but it just doesn't have the sentimentality for me that it does for most of my generation.
I see another man of steel comment thread happening. :D
"Stop being so mean to jillian, brad!! Gosh you're so bitter"
You're my boy Blue!
From the people I know that went and saw it, every one disliked it except for one dude with aspergers that claimed ''This movie is my new favorite movie! Overtaking Pacific Rim on my number one list of all time!!!!'' Yea kinda weird...anyway...gonna see it tuesday!
Maybe I'm just a dumb man but I did not see sexism from Chris' character that Sarah is seeing. If anything I praise the movie for not making Clair one extreme (damsel in distress) or the other (woman warrior). They actually had a middle ground which too many movies don't have for women, it's usually she's useless or insanely strong and doing shit not even men like Arnold can.
So. Watched it. I thought it was on par with the rest of the sequels. But that said, have people WATCHED the original recently? I mean, without nostalgia glasses? It's definitely not as good as you remember.
So yeah, defininitely no harm, no foul with this movie. It's fun. If you're after Dinosaurs, you get your cash worth.
I took the nostalgiagoggles off for the original about 2 years ago. I basically had to readjust my attitude toward it, which is fine; as I mentioned, "stupid-fun" is still valid, but Holy Hell, were there some stupid goofy things I conveniently ignored as a kid such as the Ninja T-Rex Deus Ex Machina ending.
I can still enjoy it as a B-Movie with a gargantuan budget, but yeah, I stopped seeing it as this brilliant masterpiece (subjective!) a long while back. All in all, it's dinosaurs. People taking it too seriously sucks the fun right out of it.
...now I have a stupid urge to watch "Adventures in Dinosaur City".
It's the Sistine Chapel of dinosaur movies, but it's still a dinosaur movie is my attitude. On that score, it's like the Dark Knight, an awesome Batman movie, but still a Batman movie. Call me a snob, but I tend to have a problem with the idea of over intellectualising summer blockbusters about monsters or men who dress up as bats. I did not like Jurassic World that much, but my problem wasn't that it was dumb or an insult to the original. It was more that the characters felt mechanical and it seemed rushed and drawn out at the same time. A lot of recent films feel like this, a bit of exposition, lots and lots of action and 90 mins of movie dragged out to over 2hours. On the other hand the meaner deaths were pretty satisfying.
Eh. I saw the original in the IMAX when it was re-released on 3D, and it held up a lot better than I thought it would. I did chuckle at some of the scenes (Ian Malcolm is hilariously goofy and 90s-esque, the kids waving the flashlight in the T-rex's face like morons, the stupid scene where Samuel L Jackson's hand lands on Ellie's shoulder out of nowhere, etc)
But overall, it's still an excellent popcorn flick.
On the subject of Jillian: I never strictly took them as being "mean" to her, more it seems like she takes everything to 11. Someone will disagree with a point she makes, or maybe correct her on something and she nearly makes a Federal Case about it. Jillian is adorable and it's nice to have some spunk in the Midnight Screenings but she can be a touch "sensitive" at times.
On the subject of the movie: I've not seen it yet, likely won't get a chance to until this coming weekend, but my thoughts on the franchise has been:
Isn't it past time to "reboot" the Jurassic Park franchise? I suppose this movie acts as a soft-reboot since it seems to ignore the sequels and with this movie any "reboot" is put off even further, but the original movie is nearly 25 years old. And as much of a "classic" as it may be, it's still filled with a lot of '90s Spielbergian shlock.
The original novel is quite dark and has a far more serious and cynical tone to it. There's some good, dark and interesting scenes in it. Grant has a much more interesting relationship with the children and a lot more interesting aspects to the operation of the park and why the experts are called in to help. I'd love to see a more faithful adaptation of the book done, maybe blurred a bit to fit in more with current palentological theory on dinosaurs. Changing the velociraptors to the utahraptor, making them a bit more "bird like" than reptilian (meaning they used bird DNA to reproduce the animals) and so forth. But a more faithful adaptation of the original book would be awesome to have.
I think Jurrasic World would have bugged me more if I thought Claire was a bitch, but I didn't equate stuck up bussiness woman with that.
To me Jurrasic park basically has three sides the pro-nature, these are living beings leave them alone, side, the bussiness/entertainment, yeah, but it would be cool and make a ton of money side, who aren't evil per se, but do keep causing this mess and the full on evil corporate/military InGen side.
You had that with the scientists, Hammond and InGen in the original. JW cranks it up making Chris Pratt a literal fucking raptor whisperer making it so the park actually exists and is doing crazy stuff for customers and InGen wanting to turn dinosaurs into fucking WEAPONS.
So to me her 'arc' was more about moving from the middle side to understanding the nature side more. Especially scene with triceratops like you said.
Which is pretty much the point of all those movies, isn't it? Don't exploit nature or a T-Rex will eat you.
Otherwise I'd probably see the 'bitch turns into happy woman who wants kids because of man' side more.
That tampon comment, wtf. That internalized misogyny needs some working on, jeez.
Claire's character was treated awfully and as Brad and Sarah said she got weirdly villainized for no reason. It's not her job to care about the animals. She's the damn manager not the animal specialist. How dare she care about her job while she's working? I'm so sick of this whole trope of the evil frigid career woman who just needs to...idk love kids and animals and that macho dude to change.
And I mean who is Chris Pratt to even go all PETA on her? Like, she isn't the one turning majestic raptors into lapdogs and playing 'alpha' with them.
Man did it piss me off. lol Especially after seeing Mad Max. I mean come on, the first JP movie was more progressive than this one and it's almost 25 years old now. How sad is that?
Otherwise the movie was okay. The problem is mainly the characters that just aren't lovable to me. So overall I was just disappointed.
I didn't see the movie but that tampon comment was uncalled for.
Yeah, that tampon comment as way out of line. And really bizarre too. Claire was hardly an example of a "stick in the mud" character. She was career-driven and cared about *GASP* doing work...while at work!! It boggles my mind how the movie portrayed her as wrong for wanting to do er job properly. It was downright frustrating watching the other characters constantly brush her off whenever she brought up work. Her boss was the most annoying in this respect. He owned the damn park, but was more interested in how much *fun* the people and dinosaurs were having than whether or not his park would fail. That's all well and good, but you might wanna listen to the lady who is ensuring your park stays financially viable.
I gotta say I'm surprised you all (except Jillian) didn't like this movie.
I thought Chris Pratt played his part pretty well, he didn't come off as a dirt bag to me really, just an arrogant bastard. and I guess Dallas-Howard was shown in a bad light just because shes a career woman but she didn't seem baby crazy to me. I mean she was staring at a mother and little daughter in one scene but I think baby crazy is a stretch. That kiss was kinda random though...but opposites attract I suppose, especially in life or death situations lol
This movie worked for me too much fun, better than the second and third ones for sure.
I never thought I would say this but I agree with Jillian. I had a lot of fun at this movie. I was expecting to hate it and I did hate a lot of the things that Brad brings up. Military dinosaurs, absurdly brave children, silly divorce subplot but I thought most of the humor worked and the action was silly and fun. Way way better than 2 and 3.
Wow. I seriously did not think you would get this reaction, Brad. When the video opened with you and Sarah being so quiet, I instantly thought "oh no, they didn't like it" "how could they not like it?" I liked Jurassic World, it's not grand like JP, but its not bad. I believe the characters (except for Vincent Dinofrio's and the older brother), were not as stupid as the new characters in JP3, but again the JP sequels never had good characters. Of course, the new Dino was not scary, but the shit it was doing was tense and worth the price of admission. I don't disagree with your opinion. The movie has an 70% on rotten tomatoes for a reason.
Commenting solely to squee that Jillians in this X3
It's like indulging...a 5 year old.
Noone else is going to comment on Jillian's cool Revenge of the Nerds t-shirt?
Cool Revenge of the Nerds t-shirt, Jillian.
Finally saw it last night.
Other than Star Lord/younger Indy (well, he SHOULD be!), Wilson Fisk & the dork with glasses I wanted everyone, especially those damn kids, to die. The "surprise" climax was lame, the cgi was not good, the raptors are nice then mean then nice again in the name of convenience. Yeah, I think if I was a kid I'd have loved it, all the brats I saw it with did. I don't intend for that to mean unless you're a dumb kid you'll not like it. I loved JP when I was a kid but if saw it now I'd probably hate it. Damn it, I can't even say it was better than Godzilla. Yes, Pratt is infinitely better than Dumb-Ass & his dopey looking wife, but the cg was sooooooooo much better. I really believed they were there & felt the weight of the creatures. Alas, not here. But that's just me :)
1 last thing, I've just bought 1 & 2 on blu ray to give them another chance. While I don't have the hatred for 3 like most of you, I won't deny it is the least of them. Other than Sam Neil, Macy & the Spinosaurus there's little for me to get invested in. I'm sure the original will hold up but Lost World still has Spielberg, Goldblum & Richard Attenborough, so like Texas Chainsaw 2 (which brought back Hooper & Jim Seidow as the Cook) before it I can't just dismiss it because it doesn't live up to the original. I have a feeling already once I see how badass the raptors are all over again I'm gonna get pissed, all over again, with the trained raptors b s. . .
Eh, they don't hold up for me. They're still better than "World" for the use of actual puppetry & hard work. The T-Rex attacking the car is still awesome, because of the real/cgi blending, but the rest of the cg is not very good. The 2nd one, again, should've been more of Pete Postlethwaite hunting the Rexes & less family drama crap. But overall they're still fun. Deeply flawed, but fun.
*IF there was any real effects in JW I didn't see it, other than maybe the dying Brachiasaurus, so forgive my ignorance.
Jesus christ Jillian, I don't even know where to begin.
Why is she just wrong about everything?
You know what I just realized? Okay, so in Jurassic Park they say the reason they're able to recreate dinosaurs is through using DNA from blood collected from mosquitoes that were suspended in amber.
So how do they recreate dinosaurs that live in water? I mean... last time I checked mosquitos don't take underwater trips.
This movie was considerably worse than Mad Max, and I'm sad it's make twice as much money. People say they want change in cinema but when face with the opportunity, it's the same old as ever. I don't even care about the 'feminist' thing I'm just sick of seeing the same god damn plot over and over.
Kind of weird you guys complained about how you could easily predict who would get eaten and then bitch (twice) about the assistant getting killed out of nowhere. Also that the park being opened was a stupid/bad idea- which is the entire point the film is trying to make. It's not "dumb scientists" it's "greedy people throwing enough money at smart scientists to buy off their ethics/common sense". If there is a chance to make a lot of money- the kind such a park would make, they would do it. That park had a Starbucks, a Hard Rock, and even a Margaritaville (complete with Jimmy Buffet cameo). Also, didn't anybody get the little dig at the iPhone culture dig the main plot point? Indominus Rex? iRex? Anyone?
It wasn't that we didn't think that character was going to die, of course we knew the assistant was going to die somehow. It was that we didn't necessarily predict that the manner in which she did die was going to be such an extreme, violent, over the top type death usually reserved for a main villain in the movie, not some lowly assistant. And just because the movie is trying to make a point about something doesn't make it a good movie, and it certainly doesn't mean that I have to like it.
It seems like some Apple sponsoring fell through for the movie or something because several people had iPhones but always held them in an odd way so that they always had a finger covering the apple logo.
Yeah...it wasn't bad, and I did enjoy the fight scene at the end. Still...I didn't have much of a problem getting up and going to the bathroom and being worried that I was going to miss anything importhan.
I adored this movie! I didn't see anything wrong with the CGI that could've been fixed. I know the first movie used practical effects and it's slowly becoming poorly underused these days, but I thought they made the dinosaurs look pretty good compared to what they could've looked. (There is just so much worse stuff out there.) Maybe I just have a lower standard than most people when it comes to that. The assistant getting eaten reminded me of the Groot scene with him slamming those guards around. I kept saying, "Just kill her already, she doesn't need to suffer through all this! What did she do wrong?! The villain got off easier than she did."
I've come to the conclusion that I will see any movie Chris Pratt's in because I loved him in this movie. I found him charming and his scenes with the Raptors were cute. I thought the romance wasn't necessay, but for what it was I didn't mind it. I got that the aunt, Claire, was the workaholic character who didn't spend time with the kids and kind of neglected them, but really wanted a family. I could understand her and Owen (Chris' character) arguing with each other since they did have a familiarity with each other after dating previously and working together.
I like that they didn't go the whole route of the dinosaurs being pure, innocent animals hurt by man, but still needing to be treated with decency. They are running a business, but you can't neglect the animals needs just to make a profit or completely control them like machines. I can believe people being bored with dinosaurs if they've been around long enough for the coolness to wear off. (If you can have bored people at a zoo or amusement park, I can believe this.) The park's been around for twenty years, so it makes more sense than if this was the first movie and the creatures were just being made. Plus the younger kid was still enthusiastic about the park and even the teenager started having fun, so it's not like this was a general consensus. And executives will mess with a good thing if it makes more money. I can even believe the military wanting to utilize them. As a sequel, it's pretty good to me. If going to a movie theater wasn't so expensive, I would see it again.
How was Pratt's character charming? His tactic for pursuing women is to sexually harass them until they want his dick.
To be honest, I didn't see it that way. I've seen needless romance subplots done WAY worse than what the movie gave. (Low standards, yay!) I love the actor, so seeing him in the role most likely clouded my feelings on the character. And his other scenes good enough for me to like the character. But you bring up a good point.
The military aspect really does make sense when you consider the fact that they use animals regularly in the military even today. They had trained Dolphins in the Navy, they have trained hounds in the Army, so why wouldn't they have trained raptors? The reason there's a precedent for it, isn't because it's from osmosis.
As for the character believability, the two main characters, Claire and Owen, were ENTIRELY believable, why? Because I've met/know people almost exactly like them. The kids were also, well...Typical kids in a major motion picture, barely tolerable. Even the kids in the original JP were cringe-worthy most of the time ("A unix system, I know this!").
I would by no means put this movie in my top 20, or even top 100 films of all time, but it's a solid, entertaining, multiple-view worthy movie.
As for your comments about in the original, not knowing who was going to make it out, I knew damn well that everyone (especially the kids) were going to make it out. Wasn't even a guess. The second film did this the best, where there were so many memorable characters, and you didn't know who was going to die, when, or how they would die, except for the two main leads of course. This was a fuck of a lot better than the trash-fest that was Jurassic Park 3.
Also, the line about Chris Pratt's character being kind of misogynist is fucking laughable. Jesus christ.
This movie was everything I expected it to be: Stupid, but awesome!
Oh thank god I am not the only one who thought those deaths of the 2012 characters was pointlessly cruel
i went and saw this yesterday with low expectations, and i fucking loved it. but i do agree that Brad & Sara did make good points though. the kids were fucking stupid to go anyways after being told to go back. but than if it wasn't kids it's be the adults either way. i didn't like how Claire was made out to be the villian cause she didn't have kids and she was more a job person. that wasn't needed but than i knew her character would be redeemed by the end as well. i haven't seen the sequels either, but i've read both books though.
them kiling the assitant like that and sorry about my spelling, was i agree a what the fuck moment. i knew right away that Vincent D. i can't spell his last name sorry, was going to be the heavy in it. and i expected it to get a death like that woman did to be honest.
i'm just surprised it took as long as it did to get there. them having that guy stay there was pointless but than who would have let the T-Rex out i guess. Clarie's Remark to him about doing something about his life came out of fucking nowhere though. it did feel like certain scenes were cut though. like that deal we heard about, that felt like to me like more detals about that were cut. and making B.D. wong a heavy came out of fucking nowhere. by the time it happned i wasn't surprised but since he was there in the 1st film why would he want to have it happen again?
in fact i forgot he was in the 1st film cause i haven't seen it in so long. but one thing i did like was it throw backs to the 1st film.
acording to IMDB if the info is correct lol, Jeff Goldblum's character was on the cover of some book his character wrote. and we did need a guy like Sam Neil there who knows Dinosaurs. that was needed i agree. in short the film had plenty of faults like the new dinosaur,. i wasn't surprised at all with it taking out it's i guessed back or something. i didn't think it was in it's head either. i never did see what area it took it out of so after that i forgot it had done that.
i also could not tell which one was the T-Rex and which one was the bad dinosaur at the end. in short the film had plenty of faults like i said but i enjyoed the hell out of it. and course they are doing another one. i was shocked they even did this one cause the last one flopped so fucking bad.
as for Jillian i miss having her on what the fuck. her interuppting Brad was rude? come on who hasn't done that in their every day like i do that shit all the fucking time. and it's never on purpose either. everyone does that i think and if Brad & Sara didn't like it that's ok with me. that doesn't piss me off or anything
it's not a big fucking deal at all
Long-time viewer, first time commenter. Just got back from the film myself, and I found myself rather surprised that Brad didn't enjoy it. There's a lot of juicy tropes to sink your teeth into and I thought it hit just enough goofiness and callbacks to be plenty entertaining.
There are a couple things that I think are getting overlooked here:
1) As old as D'Onofrio's character is in sci-fi, there's shades of terrifying reality in it, both with the militarization of damn near everything and the way corporatization is shoehorned into everything, even this very movie. There were shades of Oryx and Crake in here as well, the way the consumerism is embodied by both the humans and by the Killasaurus Rex. Seriously, this movie was like one of Atwood's fever dreams by way of Westworld.
2) Pratt's relationship with the raptors was the one where the real chemistry was meant to be, not with Bryce Dallas Howard. I thought it succeeded as well as it could. The empathy came through, even with the borderline CGI.
Beyond those two, there were plenty of little touches that really connected well with me. Like the Viewmaster the kid is using: I HAVE that very slide set (still have it somewhere). The moment I saw it, the movie was awesome. Similarly, the dying Apatosaurus was a callback to a movie called Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend that I saw as a kid.
I thought it had all the right dinosaur matchups, it imagined the finalized Park very well with all the little things like the Trike rides. It was the movie that the third film wanted to be and failed. Maybe it's because of all the films Brad and Sarah have seen have kind of desensitized them to some of the tropes, having seen them done better in other films, but I thought it was a great film and I think there's a lot there that you can find to enjoy.
This comment section is fucked up. Stop giving Brad shit for imaginary stuff. Jesus. With that said, I hope JW is not as bad as it seems.
several years ago, i decided to just stop looking at comment sections on every website, and today was succinct evidence as to why i made that decision....
MY thoughts on this movie that's over a year old now - i get the "it was dumb, but fun" reaction that a lot of people had, but i unfortunately only agree with the first part. it's just.........ok. the 70% on rotten tomatoes or whatever it has sounds reasonable enough.