TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - April 18, 2018
Try as they may to keep turning Chris Pratt into Harrison Ford—what with all the quips and charm and placing himself above it all—I'm not a fan of his Jurassic World-iverse character Owen Grady. He turned into a meme that summer and we all had a good laugh about it, but he's just sort of a dull douchebag in search of redemption, or something. Who can tell?
The thing that really intrigues me about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is that it has the most potential to play as a horror film thanks to its director, J.A. Bayona. His breakthrough film, The Orphanage, was one of the few Guillermo Del Toro knockoffs that actually worked and had style. His subsequent films The Impossible and A Monster Calls are both beautifully melancholy films. The guy knows his way around a genre flick, and his intimate knowledge of horror leads me to believe that this will push further into horror than any other film in the franchise to date.
Basically, this is as close as we'll get to a Guillermo Del Toro directed dinosaur movie, so we might as well enjoy it. And of course, Goldblum's always a welcome sight, but man I hope we get to see Ian Malcolm outside of that senate hearing, or whatever. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22.