Jurassic Park: Franchise Reviews

Adam Brannon HeadshotForeword by Adam Brannon. In a new series, I look through an entire back catalogue of films to bring you Franchise Reviews. These weekly articles will review each flick in a particular movie series in under 100 words per film – trust me it’s harder than it looks.

To inaugurate the series, I’m taking a look back at Jurassic Park and its four films. What better way to begin. I hope you enjoy them. Continue reading

MM Top 5: Jurassic World Moments

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By Adam Brannon

Can you believe it’s been one year since the release of Jurassic World? The long awaited third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster smashed box-office records across the globe, becoming the third highest-grossing film of all time in less than a month.

It now stands as the fourth highest-grossing film, surpassed by Star Wars: the Force Awakens, Titanic and Avatar. Here, Adam Brannon pays a special birthday tribute to the film with a special MM Top 5. Naturally, a prehistoric-sized spoiler warning is in force. Continue reading

“Is it as good as Inside Out?” The Good Dinosaur review

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By Adam Brannon

2015 has been a great year for film. From long-awaited sequels to the conclusion of epic franchises, it’s been one of the best and most successful movie seasons in recent memory, and with Star Wars: the Force Awakens out in December, it can only finish on a high.

It also marks the first time that Pixar has released two films in the same year. Summer saw the release of instant-classic Inside Out and now animation fans get to enjoy another movie from the studio, The Good Dinosaur, but has Pixar bitten of more than it can chew? Continue reading

Jurassic World: Where it went so right!

Jurassic World has broken many records

Jurassic World has broken many records

When Jurassic Park was released way back in 1993, analysts predicted big things for the prehistoric blockbuster and the same can be said for its two sequels, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.

However, the release of Jurassic World just over a month ago took people completely by surprise. There was no doubt it would be successful, but just how successful has shocked the entire film world.

Helmed by an unknown director, with some pretty uninspiring trailers and a disappointing toy line, a few websites had it as one of their ‘at risk’ films of 2015. How wrong they were.

The film has now grossed over $1.4bn globally and shows no real signs of slowing down. It broke dozens of film records across the world and threatens to topple Avengers Assemble as the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Adam Brannon takes a look at what went so very right for the Colin Trevorrow directed follow-up. Continue reading

Do you know your raptors from your t-rex? The dinosaurs of Jurassic Park

There’s no doubt you will have seen the massive influence Jurassic World has had at the box office over the last week. If you haven’t heard, the film has become the first-ever movie to have hit $500m in its opening weekend and some analysts are predicting it could topple Avatar as the highest-grossing film of all time – though this seems unlikely.

The good fellows down at twentysixdigital have created this fascinating artwork showcasing some of the franchises most-loved dinosaurs and intriguing facts about each of them. Check out a scaled down version right here at Movie Metropolis. Continue reading