Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) (Will The Franchise Find A Way With This Sequel?)


“Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?”

Jurassic World was little more than a re-run of Jurassic Park, with glossier (?) CGI and Chris Pratt. Oh, and the I-Rex. It was devoid of awe, terror and entertainment. I was less than enthused with the prospect of a sequel. From the trailers, it seemed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom would be little more than a re-run of The Lost World: Jurassic World. However, what started out as a re-run quickly turned into something different. While Fallen Kingdom is messy, it’s a damned fun film! Continue reading


Steven Spielberg is back, baby! Yes, I suppose he did come back with The Post, but he’s going back to his blockbuster roots with Ready Player One this week. Does anyone do a special-effects heavy blockbuster with a heart better than Spielberg? Probably not. Is there a director better than Spielberg? That’s a question I can’t answer here. But Spielberg’s hit more homeruns that he’s struck out, and his homeruns are some of the best films of all time. In that spirit of thinking, here are my Top 10 Steven Spielberg Films! Continue reading

Review: Jurassic World (2015) (A Roaring Success? Or Just A Boring Success?)

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“If something chases you, run”

I should have run when the Jurassic World trailers chased me But my curiosity got the better of me and, like half the population of planet Earth, I bought a ticket to see Jurassic World. And, whilst not the worst film in the franchise (hello Jurassic Park III!), it is a film almost devoid of entertainment, terror and awe. They were three key features in Jurassic Park that defined it as a classic. Jurassic World blunders along, throwing as much chaos as it can at the screen, but without leaving many impressions on the viewer. Continue reading

Review: Jurassic Park (1993) (T-Rexcellent?)



“Welcome to Jurassic Park”

In preparation for Jurassic World, I thought it wise to go back to the original trilogy. Just to get into the mood for dinosaurs on the big screen! It all started with Jurassic Park, way back in 1993. In 1993, I was a wee nipper, and seeing dinosaurs on the big screen was the most amazing thing I’d ever witnessed! However, with my more mature eyes, how does Jurassic Park stand today? Could I relive the childish joy I felt more than twenty years ago? I found out after re-watching it…  Continue reading