After a long separation, we finally went back to pizzas. It felt good. It felt right.
Girl roomie had not actually seen this movie. I know, right?!?! Here's the deal: this movie is nowhere near as good as the first one. As a standalone movie, it's ok but comparing it to Jurassic Park, it's kinda lame. I don't know what happened, they would have been given a bigger budget for this movie, the CGI would have advanced so much in the four years between the first and second movie... but the magic is gone. We spent way more time going "That looks fake" in this movie than the last one.
There was kind of way too much exposition at the start of this movie. If you need to have a whole heap of back story for your movie, it's not great. Writing 101: 'show... don't tell'.
I still have no idea why Jeff Goldblum is in this movie! It's based off of Michael Crichton's book so obviously Michael Crichton knows why Jeff's there... shame he didn't explain that to the rest of the class.
I'm being mean about this movie but there are a lot of exciting stand alone moments in this movie: Velociraptors picking off people one by one in the long grass (including a fantastic bird's eye view shot), T-Rex poking his head through a tent (this ruined camping for me), T-Rex IN SUBURBIA (I lived next door to my friend and after I watched this movie at her house, her mum had to walk me home because I was so scared!). However, lots of exciting moments do not make a movie especially when they are strung together on a flimsy plot.
This movie did have a bit where all three of us genuinely went "Ahhh!!!!!!!!!". It was quite exciting watching this part of the movie because I couldn't remember what happened- and youtube have kindly put it up for all of us to relive! All I know is Velociraptors are scary. This is the best part of the movie, I spent most of the part were Jeff's in the car, screaming "Kick it in the face!!!!!!!!!!" I realised afterwards why Jeff Goldblum doesn't kick the velociraptor in the face. Because it is an expensive animatronic puppet and kicking it in the face will probably break it. Anyway, check out around the 1:30 mark to see the moment that got all of us (but really watch all of it to give you the shivers!)!