Short review and fun at-home experiences.
I saw Jurassic Park in theaters when I was 8 years old, much too young to explore this brand new horror-family content. It was amazing. My Dad had no problem embracing it and this year I got to take my own 8 year old kiddo to see a Jurassic movie. Yes, he might have been too young, but this movie had nowhere the intensity of the IP rocket ship that was Jurassic Park. This film is my son’s first time seeing a Jason Bourne-esque rooftop chase, an international black market for animal torture, and the live-action version of The Incredibles’ third-act tube-travel fortress. This movie homages so many different action clichés, that it felt like a tour of the genre or a satire. But, to my son, it was a brand new experience – and not as scary as a parent would imagine.
If you haven’t already seen it with your kids – please do. It is exactly what they hoped a big blockbuster experience could be. If your family LOVED Camp Cretaceous on NETFLIX, then the nicest thing you can do is give them this gem. It feels like a right of passage to be terrified of dinosaurs on the big screen, but also an introduction to the action franchise library and monster movie experience that the whole family can enjoy. This movie didn’t get amazing reviews, but it’s because it was made with your little ones in mind, maybe even more than you. But I wouldn’t go young than 8 years old, people are eaten on screen, come on – be reasonable.
Here are a few action clichés that are fun to point out:
- Steadily outrunning or outdriving an enemy by just a hair for more than 5 minutes, ex: Jason Bourne
- Walking away from otherwise deadly crashes, ex: Casino Royale
- Hacking into expensively-designed software, ex: Fast & Furious
- Only Americans can save the world, ex: Armageddon
- Cars get left anywhere, ex: Pointbreak
- All plans are really vague, ex: Taken
- Easily breaking through glass, ex: Die Hard
- Man -to- Animal emotional connection, ex: King Kong franchise
- Roofhopping, ex: Matrix
- Bazaar of the Bizarre, ex: Star Wars
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