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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:26 pm

Universal just unveiled the official title and first poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the follow-up to 2015's Jurassic World and the fifth entry in the Jurassic series overall.

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Directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls), the film once again stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, along with series veterans B.D. Wong and Jeff Goldblum as well as newcomers James Cromwell, Justice Smith, and Toby Jones. It opens one year from today on June 22, 2018.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby lhb412 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:07 pm

I found Jurassic World underwhelming: disliked the characters and thought the dinosaur action (and I'm all up for dinosaur action) was bellow par.

That being said, a new director and the addition of Goldblum makes me interested - and if they're serious about more animatronic dinosaurs? I'm hoping this one'll elicit the same enthusiasm in me that Jurassic World dis for the general audience.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby O.Supreme » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:18 pm

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What's funny is this takes me back to when I was 4 years old (1980). I thought all movies with Dinosaurs had to have volcanoes in them :lol: .
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:09 pm

^Yes, points must be given for proper volcano usage in a giant monster movie.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:02 am

So, I'm not NOT excited.

But I'm not EXCITED.


If that makes any sense.

I enjoyed World in theaters but have only revisited it once since, it already hadn't really "aged" well, and I've never had a desire to give it another spin.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby O.Supreme » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:13 pm

I remember in Crichton's original novel, that Isla Nublar was volcanic, however this has not been even hinted at, or seen in any of the films up until now...Might not set well with those only familiar with the film franchise.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:24 pm

Animatronic dinosaurs, baby! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby lhb412 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:39 pm

Yeah, that sweet practical dinosaur effects action has me a bit excited.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:06 am

I just hope Universal doesn't digitally replace them all with CGI (which they've done before).


I'll be honest though: I'm slightly encouraged and I kinda think they will allow the animatronics to be in there...I think many of Jurassic World's shortcomings fall at Colin Trevorrow's feet. Not only is Jurassic World a pretty unimpressive film from a directorial standpoint, but The Book of Henry has gotten reviews like, "There’s the kind of bad movie that just sits there, unfolding with grimly predictable monotony. Then there’s the kind where the badness expands and metastasizes, taking on a jaw-dropping life of its own, pushing through to ever-higher levels of garishness. The Book of Henry ... is of the latter, you’ve-got-to-see-it-to-disbelieve-it variety." Hopefully, Bayona is more capable. I think he will prove to be, as A Monster Calls was good, as was The Orphanage.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Gwangi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:26 pm

Well, the trailer has finally arrived:

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I am getting a "Lost World" vib, from both 1997 and the 1925 silent film. Apparently, this volcano will be the antagonist of the feature. I don't know about this, but then I didn't think another movie was necessary in the first place.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:32 pm

Oh my God...The extent to which that did nothing for me and bummed me out actually hurts
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 pm

Yeah, the trailer didn’t really sell the movie for me.

But the behind the scenes stuff they put out before the trailer totally did. Awesome Winston-esque practical dinos? YES PLEASE!

Plus, it’s Jurassic Park. Like I’m NOT going to see it?
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Gentleman » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:33 pm

How many times is that T-rex going to save the day?

I'm also disappointed by the direction this film seems to be taking. The way the last one wound up I was hoping for some radical new dino designs (as BD Wong's character stated outright that what we have on screen isn't likely what real dinos looked like, and research has come a long way since the original JP).
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby jellydonut25 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:48 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:Yeah, the trailer didn’t really sell the movie for me.

But the behind the scenes stuff they put out before the trailer totally did. Awesome Winston-esque practical dinos? YES PLEASE!

Plus, it’s Jurassic Park. Like I’m NOT going to see it?

I didn’t see any of those practical dinos in this trailer. That gives me a little pause, considering we saw lots of practical BTS stuff last time and then one in the entire movie
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Henry88 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:00 am

How many times is that T-rex going to save the day?


as many times as necessary .
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:06 pm

So other than Pteranodons, and possibly the Mosasour, how are Dinosaurs going to get off the Island? (themselves I mean as Malcolm alleges). I mean I cant see T-Rex swimming across 100 miles of ocean to get to the mainland... :wink:
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Henry88 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:31 pm

my guess is they don't and all the Dinosaurs die at the hands of the volcano.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:54 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
canofhumdingers wrote:Yeah, the trailer didn’t really sell the movie for me.

But the behind the scenes stuff they put out before the trailer totally did. Awesome Winston-esque practical dinos? YES PLEASE!

Plus, it’s Jurassic Park. Like I’m NOT going to see it?

I didn’t see any of those practical dinos in this trailer. That gives me a little pause, considering we saw lots of practical BTS stuff last time and then one in the entire movie


Was that not the practical T Rex lying down inside the container? It’s a quick shot in the trailer.

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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Dai » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:11 pm

Hopefully it's just a poorly thought out trailer, but this looks like a huge mess. They're just shoving more stuff on the screen: more dinosaurs, more explosions, more running around. More, more, more. But it currently fails to provide a compelling reason to care. Between this and the Pacific Rim Uprising trailer, I'm really starting to worry about the shape of a post-Thomas Tull Legendary Pictures; their movies are starting to look very Michael Bay in a China-baiting sort of way.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Benjamin Haines » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:31 pm

I like the premise. Instead of people running from dinosaurs and trying to escape the island, it's people trying to help dinosaurs escape the island! That kind of fresh premise justifies another sequel.

The CGI doesn't look any better than it did in the last movie, though, and the action looks really silly. That lawyer-eating T. rex takes a break from fleeing an erupting volcano to save some humans from other predators for the third time. I do like Jurassic World, which was also very silly, so I hope this can be at least as fun as that. It's just a shame that this probably won't come any closer to the quality of the Spielberg-directed entries.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby lhb412 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:06 pm

The ideological conflict over whether the dinosaurs should be saved or left to die could make for an interesting story. That makes the beginning of the trailer much more interesting than the second half, which is just part of an action scene.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby jellydonut25 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:22 pm

I think the premise is dumb as hell.

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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby DannyBeane » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:04 pm

It has dinosaurs. There is currently a severe lack of dinosaur movies, so I'm in. It'll be trash, but at least it'll probably be fun trash.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby lhb412 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:52 pm

Problem is, I found Pratt and Howard's characters (two actors I like) to be really unlikable in the first film. That was the biggest reason I found Jurassic World disappointing. People say the characters in Godzilla '14 were bland? I'd rather bland that actively annoying.

I'd rather we just had new characters for this one. The dinosaurs are the stars, anyway.
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Re: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Postby Rody » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:04 pm

Count me in the camp who's unimpressed by the trailer and really disappointed by that. There are some good things I see - new dinosaurs, returning animatronics (yay!!), and some potentially interesting plot threads - but the first Jurassic World had the first & third things too, and it did almost nothing with them. I see little indication that Fallen Kingdom will be anything more than another glorified, cliched action/adventure movie with monsters. Hopefully, hopefully, I'm proven wrong.
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