Gaby: Do you think the sequel will be as cheesy? Where do they go from here?
Jon: I do. They usually are in one way or another. This one succeeds because it doesn’t have any pretensions of having a deep story. That is where the other sequels failed.
Cachie: I don’t know. I kind of okay with it being that cheesy as long as they stick to the bad ass dinosaurs and keeping the movie fun. I’m down for cheese. ALWAYS.
Gaby: I agree. As long as the movie has the same kind of energy, I can deal with the cheese.
Matthew: Not sure. I don’t think there should be any continuation of this franchise. With the box office numbers, it will inevitably continue.
Cachie: Yeah, I would be okay without a sequel…but I wouldn’t at the same time. I don’t know what I want.
Jon: I want more. Not that I have a choice because we will be getting more either way. I just want them to be fun. A perfect summer popcorn flick.
Gaby: I think this movie sort of shifted my expectations of the franchise, to not expect something as good as the first, but at least something that’s entertaining. Kind of how like the Fast & Furious movies are ridiculous but fun.
Matthew: I prefer Fast and Furious because it’s more consistent. I have trouble deciding what JW wanted to be.
Cachie: That’s what I meant when I said I didn’t know what I wanted. I definitely do not prefer Fast and Furious to Jurassic World. Although I really have no idea what they’re going to do with the sequel. JW wanted to be exactly what it was! Exactly what Jon described: a fun summer popcorn flick!
Matthew: I had way more fun with Furious 7. I found those characters actually enjoyable to follow, and when they cracked jokes, it was actually funny.
Jon: The next film might be a survival film where our government dropped off dinosaurs to battle enemies overseas.
Gaby: I like Jurassic more than F&F, but F&F has a more consistent identity. You know what you’re getting into and with Jurassic, that’s not the case. For instance, we have no idea what to expect in the sequel besides Chris Pratt and dinosaurs.
Cachie: What a beautiful combination.
Jon: We shouldn’t even expect Chris Pratt.
Cachie: BUT HE’S SIGNED ON FOR SEQUELS! I would’ve LOVED to see cameos from Dr. Malcolm…or anyone from the originals, basically.
Gaby: I was hoping for a Goldblum cameo.
Jon: Goldblum was there in the background.
Matthew: Technically he had one. His book was on Johnson’s desk
Cachie: No, no. I mean for real guys!
Jon: Claire’s assistant was also reading it when she picked up the kids. He’s smart enough not to go back.
Gaby: Chris Pratt is signed for the sequel, but that doesn’t mean they’ll take him. But I feel like they’re partly contributing the box office success to him, at least the media is, so I think he’s a sure thing. After all, he is the “dinosaur whisperer.”
Cachie: Maybe he could be an activist, like boycotting the park and stuff. All this chat is making me want to do is go to the movies and watch it again. 😑
Jon: I want more Guardians of the Galaxy. Also, I felt like Pratt was channeling some Indiana Jones in this movie.
Cachie: I also want that!
Matthew: I’m not sure if I’ll go out of my way to see this again. If I’m going to go to the movies again to re-watch something, I’ll go see Spy or Mad Max.
Matthew: I am praying Pratt does not become Indiana Jones.
Gaby: I can live without Indiana Jones, truthfully.
Matthew: Jones is done. There’s no need to do another one.
Cachie: I know I have an unpopular opinion on Mad Max…so…I’ll just leave it at that…I’d much rather watch JW than Mad Max. =X Don’t crucify me, please!
Gaby: Alright, let’s wrap this up! Final thoughts on Jurassic World!
Jon: Good entertainment with a fun cast. It stands apart from the other sequels and films this summer because it knows that it doesn’t need to be taken seriously to be liked.
Cachie: Final thoughts: It’s a hell of a good time. Super entertaining. If you really want to have fun—it’s the movie to watch. Exactly what we needed to spruce up the summer!
Matthew: Went in with low expectations and it met them. There’s some wow moments with the new dinosaur and a couple of suspenseful scenes, but I was honestly not invested throughout almost all of the film. I saw it last night, and I am already starting to forget it. I’d give it a 4/10. To me, it was the epitome of a generic summer blockbuster.
Gaby: Jurassic World is exciting and does manage to have you at the edge of your seat from time to time. The characters and plot left me wanting more, but it’s not enough to deter the amount of fun I had watching it. It was good way to bring back the franchise, but I seriously hope the next movie gives us real characters and better developed plot.
Jon: I will say, I wish they would learn that maybe cloning creatures that we never existed with to begin with is a bad idea. They just keep showing us that there is a fine line between curiosity and stupidity, and they always cross it.
Gaby: The franchise can’t survive with that kind of logic.
Cachie: Nah, KEEP MAKING DINOSAURS. I MUST BE ENTERTAINED!
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