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Old 06-10-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I see there is another Jurassic Park movie coming out. Is this just yet another sign that Hollywood is out of ideas? This reminds me of how Terminator and movies related to Hannibal/Silence of the Lambs seem to come out every few years.
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Old 06-10-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hollywood is not out of ideas. Lots of creative people are working in Hollywood.

The problem is that every major studio is owned by a major corporation, and their sole core value is to make money. The latest Jurassic movie will make money. From their point of view, they are doing everything right: Find a proven money-maker and keep making them till they don't make money anymore.

Despite that, studios are still putting out the occasional spectacular movie without dinosaurs, zombies, or super heroes. Here is just one:

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Old 06-10-2018, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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I see there is another Jurassic Park movie coming out. Is this just yet another sign that Hollywood is out of ideas? This reminds me of how Terminator and movies related to Hannibal/Silence of the Lambs seem to come out every few years.
I loved Jurassic World, so I plan to see the sequel. As long as the films are good, I don’t care how many “Jurassic” movies they make.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:16 AM
 
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I loved Jurassic World, so I plan to see the sequel. As long as the films are good, I don’t care how many “Jurassic” movies they make.
I feel the same way, and the way they ended Fallen Kingdom, it really sets up the 3rd and final film of the Jurassic World trilogy very nice and neat when it comes out in 2021.

The only thing I did not like about Fallen Kingdom (and I dont think this is exactly a spoiler, but stop reading if you feel you may be disappointed)...

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I didnt like how they made the dinosaur Blue so friendly towards basically everyone Owen grady is friendly with, Blue barely tolerated Owen grady in the last film, but in the new fallen kingdom, blue is more like his friendly pet dog!! Owen even tells the others not to worry near the end of the film, he says "Blue wont hurt us"..LOL, please, Blue would rip those people to pieces in seconds!
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Unless they start putting frickin' laser beams on the Tyrannosaurs' heads, I think this franchise has just about run its course. They could go JURASSIC SPACE CAMP I guess, but by this time if people haven't learned their lesson: Do not go on vacation on Dinosaur Island! ... well then, they kinda deserve to get eaten.

That said ...

I got a great idea for a TV show. Remember BJ and the Bear, where the truck driver and his best chimpanzee friend would drive around the country having adventures and saving beautiful women from peril? Do that, only with Chris Pratt and a velociraptor. He could ride around the country on his motorcycle, having adventures and saving pretty women, and Blue the 'raptor could ride in his side car.

I would watch that.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:07 AM
 
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Hollywood is not out of ideas. Lots of creative people are working in Hollywood.

The problem is that every major studio is owned by a major corporation, and their sole core value is to make money. The latest Jurassic movie will make money. From their point of view, they are doing everything right: Find a proven money-maker and keep making them till they don't make money anymore.

Despite that, studios are still putting out the occasional spectacular movie without dinosaurs, zombies, or super heroes. Here is just one:
Can't rep you again right now, but I keep saying this.

Hollywood puts out 600 movies a year. They're not all superheroes and dinosaurs.

However, I do think that sooner or later directors and producers are going to figure out that people want to reserve the expense of the movie theater experience for movies that actually optimize the movie theater experience--and those will be movies of major visual spectacle.

Movies of character and story will be better placed online, where they will also have the appropriate luxury of more air time for a more contemplative audience.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Hell or High Water was flat-out awesome. Movies with unconventional endings are usually a win, and HoHW is one, but that's the smallest reason why it kicks arse.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Hell or High Water was flat-out awesome. Movies with unconventional endings are usually a win, and HoHW is one, but that's the smallest reason why it kicks arse.
Yup. Great story. Great dialogue. Great characters. Great music. And some cinematography that would've made David Lean jealous.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm OK with sequels as long as they're GOOD sequels. I've enjoyed all three of the new Star Trek movies for example. But, there are some (many) movies that should have been a one & done. The Matrix comes to mind. BTW, I notice that they already have a sequel to Hitman's Bodyguard in production.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Hell or High Water was flat-out awesome. Movies with unconventional endings are usually a win, and HoHW is one, but that's the smallest reason why it kicks arse.
one thing i liked about HOHW, it was so realistic, none of what they did was unbelievable, that is likely how it would go if someone did try such a thing in real life.
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