I’ve been flirting with blogging again. Here are a couple of recent reviews.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic Park is a great movie. More than that, it is one of my favourite movies. You can debate its quality if you like –I know that plenty of people rank it in the middle of Spielberg’s filmography– but for me it is the film that made me believe in movie magic. I feel it’s important that you know this going into this review, and that you also know that none of the films in the rest of the franchise come close to recapturing that original magic, and that includes this one.
This one at least tries to do something new and different, so that’s something.
You should go into this as cold as possible. I’m here to tell you that it is good
and it is scary and you should see it. I will tell you why I believe these things
but, honestly, anything I might say might spoil at least some of the experience
for you so you’re better off taking my word for it and just seeing it. But I you
really must know, bring the family to read the rest of this. It’s very important
you bring your whole family.
Still here? OK.
Ant-Man & The Wasp
The first Ant-Man is a good film. Immediately following Avengers: Age of Ultron
is was light, funny, full of great performances, and had refreshingly small, personal
stakes. Ant-Man & The Wasp continues these traditions: it’s a light, funny movie with
some great performances, smaller, more personal stakes, and it immediately followed
Avengers: Infinity War which had literal end-of-the-entire-universe stakes. Is
this new entry in the Marvel experiment good though? Yes, yes it is! Is it better than
the last one? Well… maybe?