On this day ~ From FB 6/19/15 to 6/19/20

I fancy myself the movie critic … I know, I know, don’t quit my day job. Despite me likely being in the minority for my opinion, I’ll still give an assessment of “Jurassic World” … WITHOUT any spoilers

In my opinion, the movie was just very good but not great, certainly not record breaking over $500M in the opening weekend kind of great. The ending obviously left the door open for another sequel for more moola eventually.

My verdict is out on Opie’s daughter as the lead. I’m not sure she was strong enough to carry it. Perfect hair and heels in the jungles of Costa Rica… puhleese. D’Onofrio, BD Wong, and Chris Pratt played their parts well. I guess I’m just spoiled by Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and the first big screen adaptation. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, and Jeff Goldblum, I mean come on!! How can you top that talent ?!?!??

I read Mr. Crichton’s book first like I usually do and while the movie deviated a bit from the novel, the 1993 Jurassic Park is classic. I think I’ll dust off my copy and re-read it and after that I’ll re-read the Andromeda Strain. Summer is almost here after all. I’m going to pretend I’m a kid trying to meet my quota for the summer reading program at the McCreless branch library. I want my T-shirt and book bag 

14 thoughts on “On this day ~ From FB 6/19/15 to 6/19/20

  1. I think the numbers on the first weekend generally reflect how good the first movie was. After that, the numbers reflect how the people who saw it on the first weekend liked it. Opie’s daughter looks better than her father and a whole lot better than Leon,…

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  2. I was never a fan of any of the Jurassic movies. I did see the original and “Jurassic World” and I agree with your assessment. Wouldn’t be interested in reading the books. I like your idea of being in the library summer reading program though. That was always fun! Have a great weekend.

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  3. I read the original “Jurassic Park” when it came out and none of the movies have come close to that first one. The book was so much better! There’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it. 😂

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