Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Face it... any franchise that revives itself is never going to have the same impact or feeling that the original movie did. But they can still be fun movies to watch. I went in with pretty low expectations given that it seems most people hated this movie, but I actually had a lot of fun with it, particularly the whole "get off the island" segment. Now, is it a gripping movie that evokes feelings? Ehhh not really.. other than a sense of nostalgia for the original, but that's kind of the weakest part of the movie. I think that the call backs in any of these "Revived" series are totally lame. Mostly because I feel as if the director or producer just shoves them in to show "respect" to fans. As for why I liked it, it's just a plain fun movie. I would have liked a little more dino action, but watching Chris Pratt audition for Indiana Jones was fun too. I'm curious to see where the next one goes.
TL;DR/ final rating: A fun movie to watch in theater with a mix of great scenes and groan inducing nostalgia ones. It just needs to break the mold a little more by escaping its past, which it seems on track to do.