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Grendel  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your favorite (or most looked forward to) movie of 2015?

Jurassic World was a big pile of shit, but the I-rex was a scary monster, I'll give them credit for that. Anyway, the only movie I'm looking forward to is Pacific Rim 2, but I think we'll have to wait until 2017 for that.

melstein  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love the original trilogy even with the flaws that Lost World and III had. I didn't hate Jurassic World, but I didn't like it and there's a main reason for that: the dialogue.

I love Chris Pratt and I thought the premise was just fine. But oh my gosh did the script have to be full of the cheesiest one liners ever?! Maybe the trilogy had those too. Maybe I'm just used to it in those. But throughout the entire movie, I blew air out of my nose at the dumbest one liners said through the whole movie.

That is my main problem with Jurassic World.

Grendel  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like Chris Pratt too, but his character was forgettable. Maybe because it was too perfect, smooth, polished? Alan Grant was a real man, he was plausible as the great paleontologist who has to grapple with a new and strange situation that challenges him both intellectually and physically, and that was part of what made him interesting.

Pratt on the other hand was just this handsome, nice, funny, competent, tough guy who talks to raptors and is basically better than anyone else. He barely interacts with anyone other than the female protagonist and the bad guy, and those interactions are terribly predictable and one-dimensional.

While watching the movie I got the feeling that they were trying to do too many things at once, because some of the side characters were utterly useless and could/should have been sacrificed in favour of more screen time for the main ones.

I'm just going to stop here because I have a lot of problems with Jurassic World.

Scorpio  ·  1833 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree. I really like Jurassic World because I went in expecting entertainment and dinosaurs, much like the people who went to the theme park. The dialogue is definitely choppy and a bit cringe-y at times but at the end of the day I was highly entertained. Also this might be blasphemy but I think my favorite one was The Lost World. I remember when I was younger I would watch that one again and again and again. Much more than the first one, though that one was amazing in a different way.

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user-inactivated  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I liked Jurassic World because it was a similar premise to the first movie, but like the I-Rex, they needed it to be bigger, badder, and scarier to achieve the greatness that was Jurassic Park (Though I don't think any of Jurassic World was as scary as the Kitchen Scene in Jurassic Park)

Grendel  ·  1834 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They're pretty close... The kitchen scene made me paranoid about glass doors when I was a kid, but the I-Rex actually gave me nightmares as an adult!