#MoOnTheMovies: Spoiler-Free Review Of Jurassic World 2

@MrMoKelly is back for another edition of #MoOnTheMovies!

If you're a Jurassic Park/World fan, you will love Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

It is full of everything you have grown to love in the franchise.  Action.  Adventure.  Sarcasm.  Creativity.  A beautiful blend of CGI and practical effects.  That intangible "wow" factor.

It really is a great addition to the story, and is sure to satisfy viewers of every age.

Here’s the good news: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ” is more fun than “Jurassic World.” It’s not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt’s high-wattage charisma on full blast and a fair amount of self-aware humor intact, there are certainly worse ways to spend a couple hours in the air-conditioned multiplex this summer.

Mind you, this movie is pretty ridiculous and the script (from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly) is not very clever — I found myself rolling my eyes almost as frequently as I found myself smiling with genuine delight. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” will not stand up to rigorous scrutiny, and yet, it’s kind of an enjoyable, preposterous and thrilling ride that ticks through nostalgia beats like a shopping list.

It’s a little sad how in this era of industrial franchise filmmaking a three year gap between films actually feels like quite a bit of time — or maybe it’s just a testament to how grueling the past few years have been — but, hey, it did at least seem like the right time to check in with those dinosaurs again, although I worry that our emotional investment in Owen’s connection with a velociraptor has been vastly overestimated.

Read the full review at Associated Press

When it comes to other new releases this weekend, there's just a grip of movies that none of us have heard of or knew were coming out.

There's Incident in a Ghostland...

And Damsel.

And other stuff.  


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