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|Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:42 pm Post subject: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
I saw the trailer for this one recently when I went to see The Last Jedi, and it was mighty impressive!
Admittedly, having this "Lost World" destroyed by a volcano is not very original — but it's sure as hell traditional!
By my count there are no less than three "lost world" movies that end with an earthquake/volcano blowing the whole place to smithereens.
The Lost World (1925)
Lost Continent (1951)
The Lost World (1960)
And now we get a new and improved "lost world" which will explode into CGIed smithereens that will have us sitting on the edge of our seats!
Except that we can't really sit on the edge of our seats these days, because theater seats look like this now. You can't sit on the edge without being precariously perched on the foot rest, three feet out in front of everybody else in your row! :shook:
But when I go to see this movie in June, I'll be a lot more comfortable than I was back in the old days, when theater seats had edges we could sit on, and smithereens looked a lot less realistic.
One thing about the trailer puzzles me. It seems to show the beginning, the middle, and the final climax of the movie. And it does it in a very "spoiler-like" way.
I'm wondering if what we see is actually just the "Skull Island" segment of the story, and second half is "New York" part. Perhaps that scene with Jeff Goldblum speaking to the committee is after the island blows up . . . and a whole bunch of rescued dinosaurs are brought back . . . but then they escape.
_______ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - trailer
Is there no man on Earth who has the wisdom and innocence of a child?