The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, director J.A. Bayona breaks down one of the most thrilling sequences of the sequel. Plus, take a retrospective look at the Inspector Gadget animated series for the show’s 25th anniversary, and The Predator cast members Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is still dominating the box office charts, pulling in $60 million last weekend, bringing the global total to over $934 million. That means plenty of dinosaur fans are turning out in droves for the sequel, which features plenty of callbacks to the other movies in the Jurassic Park franchise. But there are a few other references to one of Steven Spielberg‘s other films you might not have noticed.
Director J.A. Bayona has still been making the press rounds for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and in a recent interview he revealed there are a few Easter eggs referencing E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, though a couple of them may not be so quickly recognized or noticed. Find out what the Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom E.T. Easter eggs are below, but beware of spoilers for the end of the movie. Read More »
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.)
Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The fifth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, and the follow-up to 2015’s Jurassic World, doubles-down on all the elements that made the previous film unpleasant, while adding a few twists and turns. Director J.A. Bayona does his absolute best to breathe life into this weak, rushed story. But a few stellar visuals aren’t enough to rescue this film from itself.
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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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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom takes Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard back to Isla Nublar and puts them right in the middle yet another dinosaur debacle. But this time, it’s director J.A. Bayona at the helm of a movie with a script coming from Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. So what’s the result?
The first Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom reviews have hit the web, and it sounds like you’ll either love going along for the ride this movie takes you on or you’ll shake your head at its stupidity. There are reactions on both sides without much middle ground in between. Check out the first Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom reviews and reactions below. Read More »
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom doesn’t open in theaters for another month, but it has already screened for its first public audience. Director J.A. Bayona‘s entry in the Jurassic Park series was greeted with mostly warm responses from an audience in Madrid, Spain, many of whom seem very proud that Bayona has his name on one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises.
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If you’ve ever wanted to see Ron Howard’s daughter climb onto the back of a T-Rex, today is your lucky day. A new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom featurette reveals some behind-the-scenes footage of the practical effects work in the film, and offers a glimpse of Bryce Dallas Howard trying to hold onto a T-Rex like it’s a mechanical bull.
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Are you ready to go inside Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? A new Jurassic World featurette takes you inside Fallen Kingdom, while hinting that this may be the strangest Jurassic film yet.
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After seeing a raptor crash through a window to outrun an explosion in the latest Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, I started to get a good feeling about this film. It looks like J.A. Bayona, the newest director in this ongoing franchise, has blended up a nice mixture of action and suspense while sprinkling in a few fun moments of self-awareness. That continues with this new Fallen Kingdom TV spot, which showcases Rexy (the main T-rex from the films) roaring in the face of a lion inside a zoo enclosure. Read More »
The sounds of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will include things like volcanic eruptions, explosions, and dinosaurs biting into their prey, but if we were to hear the sounds that played during the actual filming of the movie, we’d hear a whole lot of music.
On the set of the upcoming Jurassic World sequel, director J.A. Bayona told us how he used music to enhance his actors’ performances – and even scare them a little. Read More »