Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Finally! I know it’s not a “good” movie, but I really enjoy the heck out of this one. It’s a low budget Dino schlockfest reminiscent of all the fun stop-motion/men in suits/reptiles-with-rubber-fins stuff from the 50’s and 60’s but with a much much bigger budget.
This movie has EVERYTHING! Dinosaurs, pterodactyls, erupting volcanoes, stereotyping galore, evil killer geneto monster, and human hamsterball high dive!
And having it fresh in my mind, I couldn’t help and go re-read your list of sins this movie commits, Jelly. Most of them I have no arguement or justification for, but I have a few counter points.
-Why is the guy who respected the animals and identified more with animals than humans and hated the way the dinosaurs were treated in the first movie suddenly being fine with them all dying in the second movie?
He’s not. As exemplified by his actions more than once. Logically he knows it’s probably better that they die and he tries to put on a tough facade. But when it comes to it, he always sides with saving the dinos.
-Who scored this movie? A brachiosaurus farting into a tuba?
Michael Giacchino. He’s done lots of great scores. I thought this one was fine?
-That's not how guns work.
Actually, many will fire underwater. The range is intensely short, but putting the barrel against the glass/plastic and the bullet would likely go through. There’s actually a mythbusters knockoff show I watched recently that tested EXACTLY that (shooting through a car window with the gun and the car underwater) with real guns and real windshields. It CAN work.
-That's not how volcanoes work.
Nope. But it makes for a fun action scene!
-Why would you buy a dinosaur to kill someone if you need a gun to make the dinosaur work? Why not just use a gun?
Yeah that was kinda silly. I get they were basing the idea on the smart bombs of the 90’s (first gulf war) where ground soldiers “painted” the target with a handheld laser while the plane dropped the bomb, but they didn’t really think it through well enough.
-Even $10 million for a dinosaur seems pretty cheap. The investment on the Indo Raptor had to have been in the hundreds of millions range. Selling for $30 million kinda sucks.
I agree with you here. The prices felt WAY too low.
-Did the dinosaur just cry?
-Did the dinosaur just wink at the camera?
And smile. Yep.
I guess bottom line is, I just like dinosaur movies. I don’t care if they’re good or bad, as long as I find them fun and entertaining. I mean, for Pete’s sake, I like this movie: