Jun 15, 2015

A Sequel/Retcon 65 years in the making?

I'm still not sure if the events of The Lost World and JP3 happened in this timeline. All I know is that InGen went ahead and opened up the park after the Isla Nublar incident... Now I'm not sure if this movie is in Book continuity or film Continuity... (In the books people that survive the movie die.)

Really? IF the events of the previous 2 movies happened, I'm surprised that ANYONE allowed InGen to open up the park. If the last two movies were erased, then NDAs signed by Doctors Grant, Sattler and Malcolm would stop them from revealing what happened at the Original Park. Now, going through the JP wiki, apparently the movies happened, so San Diego happened. Now to be fair. In movie canon, Hammond dies (I guess between San Diego and JP3) and another company acquires InGen and the Park is opened.

The park seems to have been open for a while and the geniuses behind the park try to make Dinos more Marketable by creating a new creature... The Indominus Rex: the Super Gene Spliced Dino, even more Gene Spliced than the Dino/Frog hybrids from the Park Era (this is used as an explanation on WHY the dinos are not 100% true to newer discoveries about Dinosaurs' appearance such as Feathers on Raptors, etc...)

Long story short: Super Dino escapes her pen. Chaos ensues and 2 kids are involved. It's up to Lady in the Water and Star Lord to rescue the children and stop the Dinosaur rampage... There's something about Netflix's Kingpin, but I won't go into spoilers... Doctor Wu from the Park era comes back and  *spoilers redacted*
We will never be as cool as Chris Pratt riding a bike with Velocirraptors!

Also, Our friend makes a comeback... I'll let the Nostalgia Critic spoil who I'm talking about:

You can't have a Jurassic Park movie without her! and yes, this song will blare in your head when she comes out!

The movie is freaking amazing... But it's not perfect. Aside from Chris Pratt and Vincent D'Onofrio, the human characters are meh! Almost as if they were mostly 2D pawns that move the story forward.
There is something off about B.D. Wong's Doctor Wu... I can't quite put my finger on it without spoilers, The "Hammond Wannabe" was borderline Cartoony. The Office guy with the JP shirt was OK, but had very little scenes. The children weren't as bad as the JPIII kid, but they pulled off some BS-Stunts that not even JPIII kid can compete. Last but not least, Dallas Bryce Howard was playing an unlikable character that becomes tolerable on the third act... (Surviving a Dino Incident on Isla Nublar on a skirt and high heels broke my suspension of disbelief.)

The movie was a bit TOO self-referential and part of it felt like a rush-job to set up a sequel...

We then have the Ridin' with the Raptor bros!
And D'Onofrio's idea to make Velocirraptors into  America's daring, highly trained
special mission force.
It's purpose, to defend human freedom against Cobra. a ruthless, terrorist organization determined to rule the world.

But JW never gets as bad as JPIII

I guess now I'll wait for the sequel... Jurassic Galaxy... In space no one can hear the dinos coming...

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