- Sep 9, 2011
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom or How to Bore an Audience with Dinosaurs. It took me three tries to finish this film. Dull, unmemorable, utterly charmless.
I didn't bother going to the theaters to see this film or the prior film. I think they should not have revisited this franchise at all.Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom or How to Bore an Audience with Dinosaurs. It took me three tries to finish this film. Dull, unmemorable, utterly charmless.
This stuff just goes on and on and on. We've also got secret underground passageways, women trapped in bamboo cages, a lady midget who becomes Price's sidekick, a dancing girl (one of the brides for sale) who accidentally loses her wig, proving that she's completely bald, and other weird stuff. To justify the title, Price smokes (but does not eat) some opium at one point, and has a hallucination consisting largely of random scenes from cheap monster movies. After this brief sequence, we get a silent chase scene filmed in slow motion. Price has an extreme love/hate relationship with the movie's Dragon Lady villainess -- who, by the way, sometimes disguises herself as the supposedly male leader of the Tong, not seen by anybody for years, by putting on a mask, but forgetting to take off her high heels. There's an unexpected ending.There is a devil in the drunkard, and a ghost in the poet. Devil and drunkard, ghost and poet was I.
Venom (2018). A mediocre by the numbers film and not the Venom I remember from the 80s. Certainly not worthy of the implied sequel at the end.
I thought this was a thoroughly enjoyable film in a whimsical style, a bit like the original French comic strip . It is not really a Hollywood movie.Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - its, well its pretty at least. The lead actor and actress are terrible choices and would be better placed in a teen romance style story of two low ranked soldiers; rather than as decorated highly experienced agents holding higher ranks. The romance, their attitude, everything screams teen/young adult.
Then we hit the plot. Now I can get into an action flick and turn my brain off for a bit and enjoy a film for what it is, but this one has holes so huge you can drive several busses through them. So many scenes and events seem to be just done for effect and theme with no attempt to logically link the elements together. One or two on their own you could overlook, but the whole selection together just builds one problem into the next. It starts to be distracting.
It's a shame as they've clearly put a lot of money into the visuals. The alien designs, the overall general plot and themes are good. It's just the way they've arranged it all and put it together and presented it falls apart.