second half of jurassic world fallen kingdom

When the film he was reviewing would demand it, the late Roger Ebert would retell an old story he’d once heard. It was about a child prodigy, gifted at playing the piano, who was lucky enough to meet one of the old masters to perform. And so he did, skillfully getting every part of a famously tricky composition correct in his performance. When the child finished, the old master patted him on the head and said, “You know the notes. One day, maybe you will know the music.”

That’s a line that’s hard to ignore when watching the chaotic Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the second new film in the franchise that knows the notes without getting any of the music correct. This movie is chock-full of references to Steven Spielberg’s modern classic, all of which are simply reminders that this material has been done much better before.

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Jurassic World gay character

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the latest film to blow an opportunity to put a gay character in a mainstream movie.)

Welp, it’s happened again. Another major Hollywood blockbuster has cut a reference to a LGBTQ character’s sexuality. The latest culprit? Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which Daniella Pineda‘s character was originally meant to be gay. Read more about her deleted scene below.

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Jurassic World Without Special Effects

Ever wonder what a big special-effects driven blockbuster might look like before the effects get added? Wonder no more! A video showcasing Jurassic World without visual effects is here to make you feel awkward!

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Last week, I had the opportunity to talk to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona about the making of his latest film. We talk about why he decided to direct Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom after turning down the first film, his very collaborative relationship with co-writer/producer Colin Trevorrow, the creation of one of my favorite action sequences from the film, and the decision to make this a story about saving the dinosaurs.

You can read the full interview below. There are no real spoilers in the discussion (the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom one shot action sequence we talk about is in the trailers), so feel free to dive in.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Judith Shekoni joins Maleficent 2
  • Zoe Saldana is done filming her scenes for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
  • Samuel L. Jackson was very impressed by James McAvoy‘s Glass performance
  • Jeff Goldblum says he would be down for another Fly movie, so someone should make that happen
  • B.D. Wong doesn’t think Jurassic World‘s Dr. Wu is a villain
  • Dwayne Johnson confirms work has begun on another Jumanji sequel
  • Producers want Emily Blunt back for Sicario 3
  • Pet Sematary has begun filming
  • The King of Kong‘s Billy Mitchell tries to explain himself

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Warning: Spoilers for Split follow, so turn back now if you haven’t seen it yet.

M. Night Shyamalan‘s 2017 psychological thriller Split has one of the most surprising endings of the past decade, stealthily setting up an unexpected sequel that fans have been wanting for years. And though he wasn’t directly involved with Split, Unbreakable star Samuel L. Jackson was just as surprised at Split’s ending as we were. Read his reaction to the movie’s shocking reveal below.
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Spoiler machine Tom Holland continues his reign of terror by spoiling films he’s not even starring in — to the star of said film himself. That’s right, Chris Pratt somehow had Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom spoiled for him by Holland, which is a feat in and of itself since the young Spider-Man star doesn’t appear in any of the Jurassic Park or Jurassic World films. But life, as they say it…finds a way.

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This week, Universal Studios Hollywood opened the Dreamworks Theater with the premiere of Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest. /Film was among the first to experience the new attraction and get the scoop on its potential for the future of Universal Studios.

The opening of the Dreamworks Theater at Universal Studios is significant. Now that Universal is the distributor for Dreamworks Animation, all the Dreamworks characters can join the Minions, King Kong, the Mummy, Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs and The Fast and the Furious gang at Universal Studios theme parks. After Dreamworks SKG stopped distributing, Dreamworks Animation moved to Paramount and 20th Century Fox before settling at Universal.

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Attention, theme park and/or lagoon fans: Universal Studios Orlando is unveiling a new nighttime water show this summer. Universal Orlando’s Cinematic Celebration “will give guests a brand-new, awe-inspiring way to cap off their day in Universal Studios as they enjoy an epic cinema under the stars on select nights.”

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