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

The films that influenced me: Adam Brannon

Adam Brannon HeadshotSo, we’re on to the final chapter of the films that changed the way I have looked at cinema. A personal voyage that has delved deep into my childhood and my teenage years too. Film is a subjective journey that escorts the viewer into a new world, so it may not make sense to you why these flicks have been picked, but stick with them and all will become clear, or I hope it does.

If you need to catch up on my first five, click here. So, with the pleasantries out of the way, shall we proceed? Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with The Lost World’s Vanessa Chester

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Foreword by Adam Brannon. Jurassic World 2 is currently filming in numerous locations across the UK and this week marks the 20th anniversary since the franchise’s second film; The Lost World was released across the globe. 

The film was warmly received and grossed over $600million at the global box office. The film’s success spawned Jurassic Park III in 2001 and of course Jurassic World in 2015.

To celebrate the film’s 20th birthday, I had an exclusive chat with Vanessa Chester, who starred alongside Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore and Vince Vaughn as Kelly, the confident daughter of Dr. Ian Malcolm who will see returning to the series in Jurassic World 2 next summer. 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

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