‘Jurassic World’ Breaking Box Office Records – Despite Mixed Reviews

After reading all those mixed reviews on Fandango where 10 critics gave the movie only an average rating of 59 out of 100, I did not expect much going into the movie Jurassic World.
But it is interesting that 30,279 fans give it 5 stars, and I thought so many people can’t be wrong.

According to Yahoo News “Jurassic World,” the fourth film in the series, became the highest global opener of all time with a staggering $511.8 million in its first days in theaters. It also devoured a number of domestic box office records with a $204.6 million take, the Rentrak media-measurement company estimated on Sunday”.

The numbers speak for themselves and I was pleasantly surprised by Jurassic World. It had likeable characters, villains, good action scenes and quite a few good lines! For example after rescuing the new employee out of the raptor’s cage ” Did you ever wonder why that job position was open?”

Jurassic World Ride

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Nick Robinson, left, as Zach, and Ty Simpkins as Gray, in a scene from the film, “Jurassic World,” directed by Colin Trevorrow, in the next installment of Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking “Jurassic Park” series. The Universal Pictures 3D movie releases in theaters on June 12, 2015. (ILM/Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment via AP)

To the critics who call it “cheesy” I can only say it is good, fun entertainment, and after 14 years without a “Jurassic” movie, very exciting!
Add to this an actor like Chris Pratt who donates his time to show up in costume in a children’s hospital, or posts on Facebook a video of himself teaching his little son the Pledge of Allegiance, and we ask what is there not to like?

Chris Pratt and Jimmy Buffett

Chris Pratt, left, and Jimmy Buffett perform at the after party for the premiere of “Jurassic World” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

As seen on CBS News Chris Pratt sang “Margaritaville” on stage with Jimmy Buffett at the after-party of the premiere for Jurassic World.
If you watch closely during the movie you can see a ‘Margaritaville’ bar on the main street in Jurassic World and a cameo of the real Jimmy Buffett running away from the dinosaurs with two margaritas in his hands. 

After coming home from the movie I tweeted my excitement over the movie and noticed my tweet got liked by one of the actresses in the movie Courtney James Clark @Courtjclark. I asked if she was the Mosasaurus Announcer as titled in the cast and her reply was

You can see her in this posted GIF and please give her a follow on Twitter.

“I need a Hero!”- We all need more Superheroes!


We were writing in an earlier article how CGI is making a lot of Marvel’s Superheroes possible, and that we are looking forward to seeing those in movie theaters soon.
Lately there has been a lot of criticism of Superhero movies, and lets face it, none of those will ever be nominated for any award!
Deadline just published this article about the “loser geeks” at San Diego Comic-Con.

Umberto Gonzalez, who can be found on Twitter at @elmaimbe, wrote June 1st this article for Heroic Hollywood asking for it to be shared with everybody who loves Superheroes!

He made a good point about why we needed Heroes, they inspire us and are great role models for kids and adults. Please check out the video of Zachary Frost a young, talented filmmaker, that he shared.

Avengers: Age of Ultron came out May 1st, next is Jurassic World with Chris Pratt. The Marvel movie Ant-Man will premiere July 17th in the U.S. The plot is about con-man Scott Lang who has to embrace his inner hero armed in a super suit with the amazing ability to shrink in size but increase in strength, to save the world. It stars among others Evangeline Lily, who we just saw in The Hobbit BOFA.

Ant-Man Marvel Movie

Ant-Man Marvel Movie

At the end of summer, in August 2015, Fantastic Four will be released. Per IMDb “Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy”

Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four in US cinemas August 7th 2015

In 2016 we can look forward to Captain America: Civil War staring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., as well as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.