Thoughts on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic WorldBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

  • Major Spoiler Alert

In preparation for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a rewatch of the first film (and original trilogy) was needed. To see how it all ties together is mildly explored. This latest entry takes place three years after and yes, some advancements in cloning technology happened to allow for the unthinkable.

Dr Henry Wu (B. D. Wong) is continuing his hybrid experiments. I hoped more detail would emerge about who his new masters are, but nothing is revealed. Without him, there would be no ongoing series. Another film is planned.

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Disney’s Re-imagining of Pete’s Dragon is Warm and Fuzzy

Petes_dragon_2016_film_posterBy Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Trying to convince my buddy James Shaw to go see the remake of Pete’s Dragon is like pulling hair. When considering he has a fondness for the original and does not want memories of that being tarnished, I had to wonder if this fuddy-duddy will ever accept anything modern? For example, he hates using tablet computers whereas I love using them. In comparing him to the original version starring Sean Marshall, I have to say they both have that lost look which makes them excellent company for one another. But I have to ask, who is leading the blind? In this film’s case, who knows how to phone home first? Is the dragon a figment of Pete’s imagination or is he an extraterrestrial? Most likely neither. But in this remake, the concept of a lost individual (be it human or animal) needing to find that forever home impressed upon me sooner than later.

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