Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onfrio.
Director: Collin Trevorrow
I got a free pass to check out this latest adventure, and now I wish I would have stayed at home. How in the world could one of the best movies of all time sink so low. Never in my life have I felt so ashamed for a movie series as I do this. I can’t even blame the sequels because at least they had some consistency to them. But this was just one of the most dumbest movies ever put on the screen…No, not really. Sorry but that was just a poor excuse to get you to click on this link. To be honest I have not seen this latest entry in this franchise. That’s not to say I won’t enjoy watching it, and then come back and read all the great reviews for it from other great writers. I just won’t be reviewing it for this site. Now I know by me saying that. I’m going to come off as some sort of film snob who only watches art house pictures, but no that is not it. I just don’t want to review movies that already have a big fan base before it’s released.
If you think about it. Why should any of us write a review of
“Jurassic World” or the next Marvel and DC feature, or any of the big YA adaptations. Those movies already have their money by the time the first trailer is posted. So I can’t really understand why we would want to give those movies any more advertisement. They already have web trailers ,TV spots,tie in commercials with happy meal toys, billboards and a whole shit load more. Why should I spend time and give them an extra plug. It doesn’t even matter if the movie is bad or not. It’s still going to make all of it’s money back. The reviews could say that that the next “Star Wars” is a disaster. But it won’t matter because people have already bought their ticket and that one hasn’t even been released yet. Now that’s not to say I won’t ever review big movies. There have been a lot of great gems from the studio system and as much as we like to complain that Hollywood doesn’t make any original flicks any more. It’s only a fairly small percentage. It just seems to me like we are doing the work for these studios whenever we write up these reviews. Not just for the movies themselves, but there have been reviews on trailers and on image stills too. It’s great that people are excited and want to communicate their love about a movie they like to the masses. I just feel like some of the independent movies that are good and have original stories. They don’t have the chance to reach as many people, because they don’t have the budget like the big studios do. Since everyone has a computer, it’s easier to reach the masses with a well known property. Rather then one that is not. I do like that a lot of indie filmmakers are taking notes and have applied similar tactics and have had bloggers write up posts about their trailers and casting news.
So what do you think. Are we just giving these big movies free advertisements with our reviews and posts. Or are we giving them serious critiques and opinions Let me know what you think in the comments. Have a great weekend everyone, I love you.