Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review & Comments

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    1. Sharuna Warner

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    2. Sam Crow

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      Franklin was the most annoying character ever imo
      I found the film plot wise to be signposted
      a certain person was totally wasted
      i expected better tb after the last film
       
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      I think this must have been a review for a different movie to the one I’ve just sat through.

      Compared to some of the earlier movies, I found it charmless and unintentionally funny in parts, with cringingly bad comic book dialogue and no suspense whatsoever. It was quite a busy screening, but 8 people walked out early (may not have been because of the movie of course!)

      Perhaps if I were 10 and had never seen another dinosaur movie then I’d have enjoyed it, but this had no magic, and certainly no heart in it at all imo.
       
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    4. jdevil

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      Entertaining film, story was better than I expected. Quite frankly I'm flabbergasted how audiences enjoyed the same story over and over again in this franchise. Nice change for once and the I like the direction the sequels will go in the future. Actually sets it up for an interesting on going sequels at a far grander scale than we've witnessed before in Jurassic park/world films.

      3.5/5
       
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      @Sam Crow @rfield @jdevil can I ask please why you didn't think to write a user review?
      I'm wondering whether there aren't enough signposts here to point to writing user reviews.
      Or whether there is no motivation.
      Any help you can give as to what we're doing wrong would be appreciated.
       
    6. Robbo72

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      Watched earlier with wife and 3 kids (13,14+17) and we all enjoyed it...yes it’s predictable but enjoyable and like jdevil says it’s going in a different direction to the others.

      All in all an enjoyable night at the cinema.

      Ps: they is and end credit at the very end of the film.
       
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      A fully fledged review, going into length and detail, would of course be best suited in the appropriate section. But I actually enjoy reading members' reactions (short, pithy and to the point) as a form of interaction with your own reviewers. For me they are comments and opinions, not reviews per se, and for what it's worth, I found the film to be overlong, boring, undramatic and incoherent.
       
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      Stuart, I don’t think you’re doing anything wrong - just for me this wasn’t a film worth writing a review on! I’ll certainly consider it for my next movie viewing though - hadn’t really given the option much thought previously.
       
    9. Sam Crow

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      you guys are not doing anything wrong :) Im not the best wordsmith and dont feel i could write decent enough reviews :)
       
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      This was a truly awful film, the last one pants this is next level bad. Just horrible.
       
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      Watched it tonight, thoroughly enjoyed it and think it is the third best in the series after the original and The Lost world. I'm glad it's moved the story on. Looking forward to what I hope will be the final film in this series now
       
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      I’m not really good at writing in-depth reviews best I could do is muster a few comments about the film and also the fact I only visit the site for a maximum 5-10 minutes per day. Less so without the app...

      Also I prefer reading user comments then in depth reviews. I tend to get a better idea of what to expect than reading professional written up reviews.
       
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      Same here mate, hate using the site now the app has gone.
       
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      Watched it this evening/morning. Felt it was kind of like one of those roller-coasters where you know exactly what you are going to get, but go anyway, and are mildly entertained as it goes along, but there's no surprises and it's instantly forgettable once it's finished. I gave it a 6/10.
       
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      I love popcorn flicks, so I shall buy this when it gets released on blu.
       
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      App has gone? I have it on my phone. Am I missing something?
       
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      Massively looking forward to this, the review summary has got me even more excited (don’t wanna read any more than that, wanna be fresh)
      I’ll have my M&Ms and large bucket of popcorn ready while I watch this on Saturday at the IMAX.
       
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      Got to admit... Really not convinced by this film. The 2015 film was too "big" and whilst it sounds like they've learnt from it a little this film still doesn't seem to hit the mark for me.

      The original thrived on tension, but these new iterations thrive on excitement which isn't the same thing...
       
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    19. encaser

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      I took the boy to see this and half way through he said, haven't we already seen this dad? sums it up!
       
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      Yep...see @raigraphixs spoilered pics in the other thread :rotfl:
       
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      I'm looking forward to seeing it.

      I didn't read the whole review because I'd rather see it myself first, however this line from the reviewer was brilliant:-

      Leaving the cinema I felt like my seven year old self having just seen Jurassic Park for the first time
       
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      It was okay, just about. Nothing special and no where near as good as the original Jurasic Park. Uses the same old tired paint by numbers formula. Has lost its spark and charm. 5/10 for me. Dissapointing.
       
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      I know the question wasn't aimed at me but this is why I don't write full reviews.

      1 - on almost every occasion a review has already been written before I have seen the film
      2 - I don't feel my writing skills are up to it
      3 - I actually prefer to read the members responses rather - often I don't even read the review it self and when I do it is just a skim read
      4 - I don't like it when there are multiple review threads for the same film.

      Cheers,

      Nigel
       
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      @Sam Crow @rfield @jdevil thanks for replying.
      That doesn't discount *your* opinion, though. People, I have found, like to read the reviews of other members rather than professional reviewers.
      If you're confident enough to write a post, you'll be fine in a user review. We don't ask that you write a ton of stuff. Just the same amount as you'd do in a post, really.
      Which is a good reason to write your own user review :)
      User reviews don't generate new threads. They have comments under them, but are not new entities in the thread list.

      Another advantage in writing a user review is that your overall scores are averaged to create an average AVForums members' score.

      May also look at having a weekly prize draw for user review writers.
       
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      Thanks for that, Steve, and especially the bit about a weekly prize draw :thumbsup:. Apropos, I travel quite a bit (a lot, actually) but then every time I try to win some cool stuff I get told I have to be a UK citizen so am ineligible to play. I am! I am a UK citizen! With a UK address where you can send me the cool stuff that I've won! Maybe you could adjust your Al Gore Rhythm or just have it as all prizes must go to a valid UK address.
       
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      Yes, it was quite incredible in parts really. I was staggered about how much of Lost World was recycled here. Then it had the audacity to treat it as something new to come with the tease of
      dinosaurs rampaging through the western world. This didn't happen previously in San Diego then?;)
      [​IMG]

      [​IMG]

      Or this at the end of JP3?
      Jurassic Park 3 Ending
       
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      User review added :).

      I do think there is a redundancy issue on the forums that may explain why people aren't submitting URs. There's just so many places to post your thoughts on a film:
      • The thread for the movie (usually started by @raigraphixs months in advance, and featuring a rating poll)
      • The official review thread for the movie (containing the AVF review) which is added when the film is released.
      • The 'what I watched last night thread'.
      • The 'spoiler' thread (if applicable).
      Then later there are also threads for the bluray and UHDs of the film. People tend to post where they think they will get the most feedback and interaction from their peers, so they tend to just give their unpolished thoughts there and leave it at that.
       
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      Please don't report posts just because you disagree with them.
      Also, no need for the attack on the reviewer thank you. A review is always one person's opinion which you are free to disagree with, but in a civilised manner.
       
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      Perhaps you should return to reddit. Things are a little more civilised here. Nothing wrong with disagreeing with the review, perhaps you could detail your contrasting opinion?
       
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      I’m usually pretty open minded when it comes to watching your average popcorn movies.
      Either I really enjoy them, and end up buying them; or I just never bother with them again.

      Of all the other films in the series. The original speaks volumes for itself; Lost world and JP3 were enjoyable movies (while nowhere near as good as the original) and I was expecting to dislike the previous Jurassic World, but extremely enjoyed it.

      But this was total crap.

      I just felt the majority of the movie was a compilation of “let’s reshoot some scenes from the previous movies - but with much better effects - and hope nobody notices”
      As for the ending. Who thought that up, Michael Bay?

      Rarely I’ll stoop so far as to bother giving out such a low score.
      But I’ll give this a (generous) 4/10.
       
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