Jurassic World represents the worst of modern filmmaking.
A Spielbergian blockbuster without the Spielberg touch, Jurassic World gets almost everything wrong, while remaining incredibly, boringly formulaic. The result is a dumb popcorn movie less interesting than the titular popcorn we need to consume to keep us occupied. Here's what I took issue with most:
First, the characters are bland, one-note caricatures who either don't change at all or change entirely.
Second, the plot consists entirely of set-pieces rather than scenes:…
As I lie here in my bed, anxious and doubtful about my uncertain future, I can only think of Hoop Dreams and the two boys so sure of theirs. This is a movie about the power of dreams and the perseverance of humanity in the face of nigh insurmountable obstacles. But it's also about the degradation and corruption of dreams - by circumstances of birth, by responsibility, and by what some people call luck, fate or simple statistics.