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Generation X (2017) VOL 1 & 2

Posted: June 30, 2018 in Comics
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Ah 90’s MARVEL. Everything was bigger and bolder. I came of comic book age in the mid 1990s and it was awesome. I have never looked back. By chance, just as I was getting into my comic book groove, Marvel was getting ready to launch their hot new team book, a spin off from the main X-Men titles, Generation X. Basically this was the 90’s version of the New Mutants. The comic centred on Jubiliee and boasted a whole host of brand new mutant characters such as Chamber, Husk, M, and Penance. Not to mention a terrifying villian in the form of Emplate. You got Emma Frost and Banshee running the team with art from Chris Bachalo and fun writing from Scott Lobdell. The comic was fun and it was very much of the decade that it debuted in. Last year Marvel relaunched Generation X for a brand new generation and the results are outstanding.

Generation X (2017) is written by Christina Strain and features awesome art from a variety of talented artists. I was not familair with Strain’s work before this book and I’m happy to say she has crafted a tale that not only honours its source but pushes long time fan fave characters forwards in their growth and introduces (just like the original book did) a new bunch of X-Kids for readers to fall in love with. I’m gonna go and just get this out of the way right now. Ready? Okay. This is MUCH better than the original Gen X. And I mean no disprespect with that statement. It just is and I’d reckon that even Lobdell and Bachalo would agree Strain and her fellow creators have crafted one hell of a book here. This book is X-Men as its strongest. It’s fun, it’s colourful, it has strong characters, great writing and deals with a variety of themes that relate to real world issues young people all over the wolrd are going through. Simply put this book is vital and long may it last.

The new blood – Bling!, Kid Omega, Nature Girl, Eye-Boy, Hindsight and Morph – may have code names that are a bit too on the nose but rest assured they have the depth of character and complex interactions to add weight to their existance. First loves, jealousy, loners, looking different, acting out, single parenthood and sexuality are all focal points and never in a way that talks down to the reader. These kids look and act real. Where’s as the original Generation X could have stepped off the set of Beverly Hills 90210 these new kids look like your everyday teenager just trying to get by. At first I was a little big gutted this team was missing its diva but then it hit me HE was present all along. Kid Omega AKA Quentin Quire, who made his debut in Gran Morrison’s fantastic New X-Men, more than gives Emma Frost and M. a run for their money when it comes to attitude and sass!

For long time fans of Generation X fear not! The old team is still a core part of this series and are present and accounted for. Right away, depsite a focus on what’s new, this comic reminds constant reader of its roots and how they will never be forgotten. Jubiliee, Chamber and Husk have taken on more mentor like roles but neither has lost what made them likeable to start with and get just as much love as the new characters. Then we have M. The original Gen X diva who gets a great arc. It’ll be interesting to see if any other old faces pop up in future issues. Honestly there’s no rush either, I’d rather classic team members are featured organically and have strong arcs.

So far I am two volumes in into the new Generation X, which would be around 12 issues. Hopefully it continues its seemingly effortless balancing act of highlighting what’s new while showing how some things, thankfully, never change. They just get better. Right now has never been a better time to be an X-Men fan. For the haters who celebrated the notion Marvel had abandoned their mutants last years relaunch shows that was never the case. They were simply taking their time to make sure the X-Men’s return was everything the fans could hope for.

 

Scream 4 (No spoilers)

Posted: June 27, 2018 in Movies
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Sideny Prescott is one of the horror genre’s iconic ‘final girls’. In the 90’s she was the face of the slasher genre. Scream put slasher movies back on top in 1996 and its two sequels secured its likeable characters and its Ghostface killer a place in pop culture history. The plan was for the third film to close out the series but thankfully the Scream Team had one more slash left in them and all of the key players would return for one last scream in Scream 4.

Released in 2011. Ten years had passed since the last movie and the horror landscape had moved on. Between Scream 3 and Scream 4 horror had gone through various waves – The Ring, The Grudge, Hostel, Saw, Insidious and Paranormal Activity came and went. I won’t even mention the HORDE of remakes that flooded the market during the 00’s. Simply put Scream 4 had a lot to say upon its release on the state of modern horror like the original film did back in 1996. I think this one highlighted just how you handle a reboot with respect and creativity too. To explain why would verge too far into spoiler land but it’s pretty apparent what the film’s overall stance is on horror by the time the credits roll. I’d make a case for Scream 4 being neck and neck with the second film as the best in the series outside of the original classic.

It’s a pain at times discussing the Scream movies because outside of the kills being spoilt there’s often twists and turns aplenty that you run the risk of ruining. So plot, okay, so basically Woodsboro, the town of the original slayings, is coming up on the anniversary of the killings. Sid is back in town to promote her new book which deals with all of the crap she’s been through. Deputy Dewey is now sherriff and Gale Weathers, ex-ace reporter, is now Gale Riley and is beyond bored with small town life. Someone else is back too. Ghostface and he?/she?/them? rains down a new wave of terror on the town as a fresh spree of killings kicks off. The targets this time being Sid’s teenage cousin Jill and her circle of friends.

I love this movie. The opening of Scream 4 is totally nuts and works brilliantly. It more than keeps the audience on their toes. The kills are brutal throughout, this is easily the goriest entry in the series and doesn’t shy away from some nasty kills. The set pieces are executed with great skill that it is a credit to the timeless talent of director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. The writer of Scream 3, Ehren Kruger, did contribute to the script and as such he too should be given credit. When the dust settles and the motive behind the killings is revealed it’s not only cultually relavent but outright chilling. Scream 4, for all the fun and laughs offered up in between the horror, has a nasty streak running through it and pulls no punches when it comes to the horror of it all.

The cast and characters, old faveourites and new blood alike, are universally great. You get the impression all of the actors are on top of their game in this entry. A big part of that is no doubt due to the big gap in between movies and the fact the new additions were no doubt delighted to be a part of a great movie and a series with a classic legacy. Campbell, Cox and Arequette were no doubt on auto-pilot by the time Scream 3 came out and possibly ready to move on. In Scream 4 it’s clear to see each of them loving the fact they have been able to revisit their iconic roles of Sidney, Gale and Dewey. Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere lead the new additions to the cast and they and their peers add great characters to the series.

Sadly Scream 4 is bittersweet as it would be the final movie to be directed by horror legend Wes Craven. But you know what? What a legacy. Craven’s work speaks for itself. He has created and brought to life some of the horror genre’s most famous nightmares and frights. This, his final movie, is a fitting example of the care he put into his movies. Outside of the gore, the frights and the kills Craven always strived to make the audience care first and foremost. If you don’t care about who lives and who dies in these movies then what’s the point really? Scream 4 more than delivers on that ideal. Originally this film was set to launch a new trilogy that would see a Scream 5 and Scream 6 close out the series. Once more, due to television commitments, Kevin Williamson decided to step away from his creation. That aside if this proves to be the final Scream then all involved can be proud that the series ended on a high (or should that be a scream?) and isn’t that better than outstatying it’s welcome?

 

Lake Placid

Posted: June 25, 2018 in Movies
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Lake Placid is a little monster movie that showed up in theatres in the spring of 2000 that, once seen, would show it had a bigger bite than audiences expected and laughs to spare. From director Steve Miner (Friday The 13th: 2&3, Halloween: H20) and writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Ally McBeal) this flick, about a giant crocodile on the loose in Maine, is the perfect meeting of creative minds. One who is locked onto horror and the other who writes laughs and sass like no other. The result is a highly entertaining and lean monster flick, with gore and smarts to spare. Throw this on after Jaws and you got yourself one hell of a double bill that would make you think twice before stepping foot in the ocean or a lake ever again.

The film is short with a running time of less than one and a half hours but what fills up that time is all great. The plot follows paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda), who after having her love life turned upside down, is sent to Maine to look into a tooth. Said tooth, Kelly is quick to point out, is reptilian and it is not a fossil. See the tooth was found in a very specific place which proved ‘bad’ for one poor individual. A team is assembled that is made up of the sheriff (Brendan Gleeson), his deputies, a croc expert (Oliver Platt) and a wildlife/ forest ranger played by Bill Pullman. These characters and their interactions are a big reason why Lake Placid managed to carve out a place for itself in the hearts of monster movie lovers. Simply put they’re great and it’s because they are not your usual team of monster movie heroes.

Kelley’s script is clearly the film’s star but the brilliant cast, made up of really talented actors, is what really nails the tone of the film. You may start off hoping for some of these characters to end up as croc lunch but as the film goes on and you get to know them you’ll be rooting for thier survival. Fonda, who sadly looks to have retired from acting shortly after this film’s release, is terrific as Kelly. The character is not a simple leading lady and it’s debatable if she’s even likeable but I loved that about her. Pullman is a welcome addition to any film. Then you got Gleeson and Platt. Their characters have some of the funniest exchanges throughout the film. Last but no by no means least you have Betty White who co-stars as an elderly resident who lives on the lake. It’s a role once seen you will likely not forget.

Lake Placid is not all laughs though. A great script needs a equally good director and Miner is just that. I am a big fan of his work in the horror genre, the guy has directed some of the best horror sequels out there. He keeps the pace of the film flying by, pulls of the genuine scares like a pro and knows just how to work with and against (in a fun way) horror fans expectations. The final underwater showdown, although over way to soon, is shot great, it’s got such a cool look and flow to it. It really gets the heart pumping! Likewise the kills (yep there’s some gore in this one besides the laughs) are brutal and quick. You’d be hardpressed to suss out when the croc is going attack in this flick. That’s down to Miner and his more than capable skill in the genre he clearly enjoys working in. The film is clever too, from it’s characters, the croc itself and the bigger picture at it’s heart which I don’t want to give away.

No hype but I rank Lake Placid up there with Jaws. I know Jaws is its own beast but both films are similar in the way they’re put together. Enthusiasim, great scripts and solid direction is clear in both and each has standout characters and casts too. My only complaint with Lake Placid is the film is over too soon. I could have easily spent another half hour with those characters, that croc and that lake. Sadly there was never a true sequel to this one, that brought back all of the key players and that’s a shame. If you do need more Lake Placid there were several DTV sequels (with another on the way) but I never saw ’em and from what I understand you’re better off with this one visit.

 

 

The Mummy (2017)

Posted: June 22, 2018 in Movies
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From the 1920’s through to the 1950’s cinema audiences around the world would come to know and be terrified of Universal Pictures Monster Universe. The films consisted of the likes of Dracula, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Frankienstien, The Wolfman, Bride of Frankenstien, The Invisible Man and The Mummy. Decades later those films are considered classics in the horror genre, sure they may be tame by todays standards, yet a great film is a great film and the test of time has done nothing but cement their place in the history of cinema.

In the late 90’s Universal decided to ressurect one of it’s most popular Monster movies in the form of The Mummy. The film was a hit, a lot of fun and spawned several sequels and spin-off’s. Then the films fell out of favour with audiences. The Monster revival had died down. Cut to 2016 and the announcement that not only would The Mummy be coming back to the big screen yet again but so would all her friends (as this time, it’s a great move, the title character was changed into a female). Universal’s Dark Universe would reintroduce all of their most iconic horror monsters to modern audiences in a bold new shared universe. Think a monster version of the MCU. It was a gamble but would it pay off? The answer is kind of. Having now seen The Mummy (2017) I feel a solid foundation exists for a new wave of Universal horror movies but the film is, frustratingly, not without some clear flaws.

In a nutshell it follows Nick Morton (Tom Crusie) who is a theif/soldier working in the middle east. He and his buddy (Jake Johnson) uncover a hidden tomb and it draws the attention of a S.H.I.E.L.D. like secret organisation called Prodigum. Their mission in life is to investigate supernatural threats to humanity and put a stop to them. Inside the tomb is the Mummy, who we learn is called Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). An ancient princess who was so ruthless in her quest for power she was wiped from the history books. She gets out and Cruise and his co-stars must race against time to stop her and her army of the dead before she can raise hell on earth.

But wait. There’s more, here is were the issues begin, ’cause you see Nick and Ahmanet share a bond. She has an agenda for him that is vital to her plans. We learn this from ‘visions’ which sometimes make sense and at others do not. If two characters have a mind connection I can buy that but when attack scenes happen and then are revealed as fake outs because it was all in the character’s mind it feels messy and cheap. Then you have Russell Crowe, acting legend, as the head of Prodigum. He has his own demons to contend with and questionable methods for dealing with these so called threats to humanity. The stuff with him and Prodigum is great in theory but the execution and the reveal could have been left for a credit stinger to open up this world at the end of the film. As it’s placed now in the movie it simply has to contend with not just Ahmanet’s plot but, sadly the film’s biggest mistake, movie star Tom Cruise.

I love Tom Cruise. Legit star power with talent to back it up. Casting him as the lead for a launch of a brand new movie shared universe is a no brainer. BUT (!) if ever there was a case of a movie/script serving an actor instead of an actor serving a movie/story, as it should be, then The Mummy is it. When this focuses on Ahmanet, her simple goal and the horror stuff it not just shows signs of promise but it works. Whenever Cruise’s Nick is serving the plot the film works but when (and you can tell because it feels forced) the plot starts taking these mad shifts that keep pushing Nick more and more to the fore front of a movie that should be about Ahmanet and Prodigum the film starts to tumble and loose focus. That’s a shame too because as I said there are some good ideas in here, there is a great use of practical special effects – a plane sequence was all shot for real and it looks amazing – which long term horror fans can appreciate and tone wise the film does not shy from horror. Setting the film in the U.K. worked too. I didn’t think it would but the film makes great use of old (and SPOOKY) English forrests and tombs to give this iconic monster some fresh stomping ground.

Funny. In the lead up to The Mummy’s release I thought to myself the horror elements will let this film down. Universal won’t go all in on that stuff. Only they did. Not all in but more so than I thought and it worked. What I didn’t expect was the sure thing casting of a movie star affecting the film in a unfavourable light. Had the film focused less on Nick and pushing him to the forefront of it’s Dark Universe and more on what audiences came to see – Ahmanet and Prodigum – the film maybe would have been more streamlined and focused. By no means a disaster then because there is fun to be had with The Mummy and I still think it’s a decent, if not strong, launching pad for Universal’s Dark Universe. Sadly it looks like plans for this have changed so in years to come perhaps The Mummy will be looked back on as a interesting attempt at a comeback that while not successful is not without merit.

 

 

Creed II teaser trailer punches in!

Posted: June 20, 2018 in Movies
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The message of Creed II is loud and clear in the film’s first teaser trailer. In fighting there is more to loose than a title.

Creed II has a new director, Ryan Coogler choosing to sit this sequel out, with Steven Caple Jr. taking over the directing duties. I had never heard of him until I went to see who had taken over from Coogler.

Creed star Michael B. Jordan has a one of a kind director/star friendship with Coogler which has proven a hit for the duo so far. Hopefully Jordan and Caple are able to do the same and deliver a knockout sequel.

The plot for Creed II has Adonis (Jordan) facing down none other than Ivan Drago’s (Dolph Lundgren) son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) in the ring. Meanwhile a seasoned Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) tries to highlight just how fatal allowing your pride to get in the way of you can be. Now more than ever because Adonis has more to loose outside of the ring.

I like the teaser. I would have loved a bit more Drago and his son but this is just a tease for the main event. It’s awesome to see both Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad returning too. Creed totally hit home for me. Part of me didn’t want a sequel because I felt it was such a strong cap to the Rocky saga. Well this is the Creed saga now and if the rest of the films which follow are as strong as Coogler’s Creed then I’m on board.

Creed II hits cinemas November 30th.

 

 

Night of the Comet

Posted: June 18, 2018 in Movies
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You know how in Stranger Things the way the show is presented to viewers as a love letter to the 1980’s and the films that defined the decade? Okay so this movie – Night of the Comet – is a film that perfectly encapsulates that vibe. This science fiction, horror, comedy is the perfect blend of those genres and it is full to the brim of charm and fun. Over the years Night of the Comet has earned a reputation as an early 80’s cult classic. I think it is fair to say the movie went under the radar for the average viewer, that was certainly the case with me, I had only become aware of it over the last several years and actually saw it for the first time just this week.

One night in the Valley, California, a once in a lifetime cosmic event takes place when a comet passes over the earth. Everyone is out celebrating hoping to get a good look at the light show the comet will kick off across the globe as it passes. And what a show they get. As anyone unlucky enough to be outside is systematically disintegrated and reduced to dust. Lucking out of the mass all life on earth extinction are eighteen year old Regina (Catherine Mary Stewart) and her cheerleader sister Samantha (Kelli Maroney). The sisters team up with fellow survivour Hector (Robert Beltran) to seek out other survivours – along the way navigating a red sky that threatens to eradicate any survivours, zombies and a questionable collection of scientists with a dark agenda. It sounds nuts and it is but it works.

The film is striking from a visual point of view. It’s like writer/director Thom Eberhardt knew how special the early 1980’s were and wanted to capture it. The film takes another visual turn once the comet passes and introduces a red palette that while simple it works wonders to give California a shockingly alien and eerie feel. A lot of the film was shot extremely early in the moring in order to guarantee the streets appeared deserted and void of all day to day life. The direction is full of excellent pace, great action and when blended with the empty real life locations and use of colour and clever set design Eberhardt is able to create some awesome shots and sequences. The film is very funny too. Night of the Comet manages to both take it’s characters seriously but at at the same time take a step away from itself, recognize how nuts it’s plot is and celebrate that. Even the dialogue is tongue in cheek but not in a way that turns the film into a paradoy of itself.

Stewart, Maroney and Beltran make for very likeable leads. Stewart’s Regina is, for the time the film was put out, a refreshingly strong female lead. Smart, funny and more than resourceful she kicks arse and makes facing the end of the world look cool. Maroney gives Samantha a wit that goes beyond the characters age. Her humour never deserts her through the horror the characters face. There’s some hints of sibling rivalry and jealousy mixed in to the world ending chaos which simply helps to keep everything grounded and the two leads relatable and likeable. Mary Woronov is great too. She plays one of the scientists investigating the fallout from the comet. One minute you think you know what she is all about and the next you get a different shade of her character. While not a massive part of the film her character gets this small but great arc and it is the touches like that which make Night of the Comet stand out.

Do check this one out if you love the 1980’s, science fiction and action/horror movies. While the film is not what I would call action packed what action it does have is shot well and looks great. I read Catherine Stewart did most of her own stunts and you can tell. I love stuff like that. You hardly see it these days. Night of the Comet is a fun film at its least but if you share similar tastes to me and love the stuff that’s nuts then Night of the Comet may just be great for you. It’s avaible at the moment on Netflix UK and if you get swept away by the film there’s a great home release from UK cult movie distributor Arrow Films.

 

Awesome right? I was sold on this film when I heard that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) were on board as writers and then that first teaser trailer showed off an awesome new take on how one goes about bringing comic book characters to the silver screen. I haven’t seen nothing like this before and I love it. I’m a Spider-Man nut. I adore animation (traditional 2D will always own my heart though) and more so when I see CGI animation used in new and creative ways.

This has THREE directors and I will be honest I have no idea who they are and what they have put out before. Fingers crossed this movie acts as a big beacon of light highlighting the talent these guys have. By that I mean I hope the film delivers as both the teaser trailer and this new trailer have.

Miles Morales is a great character. I caught his debut in comics and followed his series for a long time. On that front alone I am very much looking forward to seeing this character make his big screen debut in a film that looks set to do him justice. I know it sucks that Marvel Studios don’t hold the rights to Spider-Man on film as a whole, having to share now with Sony, yet I don’t think we’d get interesting projects like this if they did.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits cinema screens this Christmas.

 

Hey guys. So it is E3 week. The thing is I have decided to pull back on covering the big stuff from E3 this year. Any game stuff covered will be Nintendo and retro stuff or current games with ties to the 80/90’s.

Case in point the awesome reveal this week of the remake of Resident Evil 2. Look at how great and scary this game looks! I can remember being terrified and in awe and loving every second of this classic game back in 1998.

In my opinion, based on the trailer, Capcom have knocked this one out of the park. One thing that worried me – modern game practices and all that – was Capcom would take Claire’s section of the game and trap it behind paid DLC or a season pass or some bull crap. That’s not the case. In fact Capcom have been making a big effort to get back into the good books of gamers of late and I appreciate that because they can and have been one of the greats.

Also, I’ll be vague ’cause this stuff should be a surprise, if there are any fans out there of Resident Evil 1.5 ( that’s the very early build of Resident Evil 2 from WAY back before the game was given a overhaul) well Capcom sees you and wants you to be happy. So look forward to a revisit to Raccoon City which may manage to surprise even the most die hard fans of the original classic.

Resident Evil 2 launches very early next year. The end of January 2019!

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I couldn’t wait to see Jurassic World. For me it delivered. I love it. I was delighted to see Jurassic Park not just back on the big screen but kicking arse at the box office. Soon after the release of Jurassic World its sequel was announced and here we are three years later with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Directed this time by J.A. Bayona, taking over from Colin Trevorrow, the later, along with Derek Connolly, provided the script this time out. The film stars returning Jurassic World actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as Owen and Claire and sees the return of fan fave Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm. I was looking forward to this movie and I am happy to say that I appreciated what it does for the series because Fallen Kingdom is not your typical trip to the park.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a film about the right to life. When the dinosaurs of Jurassic World are faced with extinction it falls on the shoulders of Claire, Owen and several other characters to step up and mount a extraction mission to save the lives of the animals. Now here is what surprised me. For a Jurassic Park movie there is quite a bit more to the plot then what I just stated above. All I will say in regards to the direction the plot goes is that it was both expected – the trailers lay it out – and unexpected. The unexpected stuff is good. Those plot beats expand a world we thought we knew and by the end of the film it has moved the series along in a bold new direction. Several in fact. As the fifth film in the series that seems like a no brainer but I disagree because this formula just seems to work again and again and now looking towards the future the franchise will look and feel quite different.

J.A. Bayona is an excellent addition to the legacy of directors who have worked on this series. He is best known for his horror hit The Orphanage and The Impossible. The later I thought was a fantastic if harrowing movie. Yet it’s his horror background that shines brightest in Fallen Kingdom. The ways in which he frames attack’s, the build up, suspense and pay off all seem like they could have come out of a much more horror centric movie. The opening is terrific. It is on par with the impact of the original Jurassic Park’s opening. It’s so good. If the original film is a tech science fiction thriller then this is defo the horror movie of the franchise. Bayona’s films have a reputation for being quite emotional and that is the case here. There are some quite sad scenes in the film. One in which, obviously I won’t say what happens but once you see it it’s obvious and unforgettable, seemed just flat out cruel and unwarranted. When I saw it I was like “Okay I get it. You don’t need to stab me in the heart and twist the knife!”

Leading the film is Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire. She drives the plot and it is great seeing how she has changed since the last time we saw her. She gets stuck into the action in a good way and really plays a big role in moving the narrative along. Chris Pratt is fine as Owen. He’s the guy you want watching your back when things go south. As awesome as it is having Ian Malcolm back his presence in the film, while important, is very breif. It would have been cool to see more of him. Series newcomers Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda get to play more of an active role in the plot than the last movie’s supporting cast which was great to see. Rafe Spall, BD Wong, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabella Sermon and James Cromwell round out a strong cast across the board with their supporting roles. I know we all love the dinosaurs but I just felt more work went into the characters this time out and I appreciated that.

Special effects are a mix of practical and CGI. Both put to excellent use. They must have been because I couldn’t tell the difference! The score was good and complimented what was kicking off on screen. I liked how this movie doesn’t rely so much on the classic music we associate with the series. Now. I gotta get this off my chest. The marketing for this film – the trailers – need sorting out. Having now seen it I was shocked how much the trailers gave away. Several cool shots, some of which are literally just that, a single shot. In the trailer it looks impactful and vital and it is in the movie but there’s no way they should have shown that stuff in the trailers. Being vague on purpose but someone needs to rethink how they do those teasers/trailers.

By the end of the movie, despite it having a beginning, middle and end, there are enough dangling plot threads to fuel several more sequels never mind a third chapter in the Jurassic World arc. If the idea is to do just one more movie to round out a trilogy I think as it is at the end of this movie it could lead to a bloated final chapter.

I am aware I haven’t said if I liked this film or not. Put it this way when I came out of Jurassic World I knew I’d had a great time. I loved it. With Fallen Kingdom I appreciate what it does for the franchise and for some of the bold choices it makes in regards to the way the plot develops throughout the film. The dinosaurs are awesome, the action is good and the characters, like I said, clicked more than in the previous film. Overall this is a solid entry to the series and one which when looked back on will no doubt stand out over other sequels in the series due to it’s tone and the overall impact it has on the saga.

 

 

 

Yo. So if I was YOU I wouldn’t watch this trailer. I think, hope I’m wrong, it gives away a lot of cool moments you would probably prefer to experience for yourself at the cinema watching the movie.

The film looks awesome. Big round of applause to all involved because this direct sequel (it’s ignoring everything past the original remember?) to the 1978 movie looks to have its DNA running through it. The look, the tone and the scares are all on point. I just wish this trailer wasn’t so keen to show audiences how awesome the film looks.

Halloween is out in theatres in time for Halloween.