Unpopular Opinion: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the best Jurassic Park sequel

Unpopular movie opinionsThe year: 1993 and Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park revolutionises special effects in cinema. Cinema-going audiences flock to see dinosaurs live and breathe again, right before their very eyes. The film remained the highest-grossing film of all time until 1997 when James Cameron’s Titanic stole its crown, but the influence felt by Jurassic Park has continued to be felt to this very day.

Four sequels followed, all of which failed to recapture the absolute magic of the original, but did have differing degrees of success, both critically and commercially. 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park was profitable but was seen as something of a disappointment by critics. Continue reading

Unpopular Opinion: M. Night Shyamalan is one of our most underrated filmmakers

Unpopular Opinions seriesThere are some movies that become part of pop culture forever. There are some that are a big deal for about 10 minutes, and then people forget about them. There are some, that never even get the recognition they deserve.

This is how I feel about the films of M. Night Shyamalan. Not only his first major film nominated for two Academy Awards, but it was ingrained into pop culture for the rest of time. Continue reading