Jurassic World Dominion (2022): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: I know the critics were snarky, but we really enjoyed it — and though we hadn’t seen it yet, we went right for the extended edition, and it felt fine. Long, sure, but not obviously or painfully draggy. And a lot of fun nods to moments from the earlier films throughout. Only disappointed that the pandemic kept us from seeing it in the theater!
🎥 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: Everybody loves grrasauruses! Yes, they’ve gone over-the-top and silly with these, but is that a bad thing?
🎥 Jurassic World
Jurassic World (2015): ⭐️⭐️⭐️: The rest of the Jurassic World films don’t quite live up to this first one, but they’re all still fun for fans of dinosaurs and science run amok, and this one was a strong reentry into the world.
In the midst of a power outage, so I grabbed sandwiches on the way home, Prairie got her USB drive with Jurassic Park (she uses it for her classes), and it’s dinner and a movie by candlelight for us!
More goodies! The movies are birthday presents from Prairie’s mom (we’ll have to let her know what she got me), the book I’ve had on preorder for months. Our plan is to find time to watch the Jurassic Park trilogy before seeing Jurassic World. No real reason for the Pirates series other than that we enjoy them. And Stephenson is probably my favorite current SF author. Good thing this quarter is almost over!