Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Coming off the revitalization can be tricky for any filmmaker. Working off another's script can be even more difficult. Yet the task assigned to J.A. Bayona appeared to be a strong match on paper. During my initial viewings, I quickly soured on the film. In the name of fairness, I revisited Bayona's dino adventure, scripted by Colin … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: A Second Look at Style Over Substance of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Review: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Brings Back Visual Wonder, While Struggling with Story

The Jurassic Park franchise deserves most of the credit for making me love the movies. Steven Spielberg's masterful sci-fi monster movie is my favorite film and remains a technical marvel. It works as an all-around masterpiece of action, adventure, sci-fi, and drama. For everything it gave to the world, it also opened Pandora's Box when it came … Continue reading Review: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Brings Back Visual Wonder, While Struggling with Story

Franchise Rewind: ‘Jurassic World’ Thrives as a B-Movie But Stumbles When Reaches For a Point

Seven years after Jurassic World revived the franchise, we are approaching the end of Colin Trevorrow's trilogy. With that in mind, we're rewinding the tape to look back over the franchise. The new trilogy has introduced dozens of new characters of questionable quality, but the undeniable success of Jurassic World brought audiences back to Isla Nublar. The action-adventure … Continue reading Franchise Rewind: ‘Jurassic World’ Thrives as a B-Movie But Stumbles When Reaches For a Point

Review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is One Big Dino Pile

Earlier this week, I sat down and rewatched my favorite film of all-time, "Jurassic Park." The classic 1993 film, directed by the iconic Steven Spielberg, is often regarded as a landmark blockbuster. The film held the title as the highest grossing domestic film in US History until it was passed in 1998 by "Titanic." As I … Continue reading Review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is One Big Dino Pile