Friday, December 08, 2017

Do Electric Dinosaurs Dream Of Jeeps?

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It's telling that I am having to force myself to post the first trailer for the new Jurassic World movie - when I saw the first Jurassic World movie I went with two other people and they both liked it and I walked out miserable; it lacked any of the wonder and joy the first film or world-gone-wrong horror of the second one - it just sorta sat there, which felt like the worst thing a Jurassic Park movie could do. Do realize I am coming at this as the Super Fan To End All Super Fans, in case you haven't been around here long - I saw the first movie in the theater a dozen plus times. It was my Star Wars
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Anyway as that tweet expresses I was hella excited (hella, I say!) when I found out the new movie was going to be a full-on disaster movie but with dinosaurs thrown into the mix - if there's one thing I love as much as my dinosaurs it is dumb disaster movies. A volcano? Come on! You're talking to a man who's watched Dante's Peak dozens of times over the years. But then the full trailer came out last night and... there's something off? Tonally speaking this thing just looks even more joyless than the last one.

Perhaps if I had an emotional attachment to Pratt & Howard's repartee but they just make me cringe, and I get that Dr. Ian Malcolm has been chased by dinosaurs two times in his life already but Jeff Goldblum feels like a husk of himself monotoning over this thing. And the CG on the dinos looks weightless - nowhere near the skill of what we were looking at 25 years ago (oh my god it's almost been 25 years) in the original film. Anyway watch:
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I really really hope I am proven wrong. JA Bayona is a GOOD director, having previously given us The Orphanage and The Impossible and A Monster Calls. What're you guys feeling with this?
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2 comments:

mtmslg said...

UM, was that the trailer . . . Or the movie? Whatever happened to the creative tease in trailers?

Rudy Urroz said...

I'm so surprised because I really loved the Orphanage but would never guess this kind of film next. But who's to say? So I hope it is actually great. (I hated the last one. What was with that nasty death of Katie McGrath?! That weirded me out.)