Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Aurora: Seeing is not believing. It's the
other way around. Believe, and you will see.

A happy 43 to the director J.A. Bayona today! I haven't seen The Orphanage since it came out but I remember being somewhat disappointed with it, after all the early raves (here's my old review) - that said I'd be curious to watch it again, see how it strikes me now. I've really loved everything Bayona has done since that movie...

... and speaking of I just saw the latest trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom before Infinity War and... I might actually be optimistic? I didn't love Trevorrow's 2015 film at all - I haven't even bothered re-watching it, and if you know of my bone-deep affection for the Jurassic franchise  (I saw the 1993 film in the theaters fifteen times) then you know what a slippage that represents. 

But Bayona's already proven himself to be ten times the director Trevorrow has, and the latest trailer improved ten-fold on the first trailer (which was kind of groan-worthy) by painting the entire thing as a straight-up horror flick. It's like the tree-monster from Bayona's masterful A Monster Calls has gone murderously rogue and I am one hundred percent into it. Watch:

Are you guys optimistic for Fallen Kingdom


Paul said...

No. No I'm not.

Aquinas1220 said...

I'm not sure how I feel about Fallen Kingdom. I hated Jurassic World so much. Bryce Dallas Howard makes everything she appears in worse, and Chris Pratt's is becoming a bore to watch (he plays the same character in all his movies). I'm sure I'll see the new one but the bar is pretty low for me. It just needs to be better than the previous.