The latest hit against Lucasfilm came last week: Colin Treverrow will no longer be directing Star Wars Episode IX. While this news comes as a welcome sign for Star Wars fans that weren’t fans of Jurassic World (a film that, for the record, I thought was pretty fun), it puts a weird light on Lucasfilm, especially after the whole Han Solo debacle with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. With a studio that has as much pull as Lucasfilm, how is it that they are so bad at working with directors? Read the rest of this entry
Man, what a week to be a Marvel and Star Wars fan. First, Entertainment Weekly had a massive reveal for Force Awakens, and then Disney’s big D23 Expo was this past weekend, where they certainly brought their A game. From the first concept art of Doctor Strange to the reveal that Jurassic World’s Colin Treverrow will be helming Star Wars Episode IX, there’s no doubt that the House of Mouse will be dominating the pop culture landscape for years to come. Between their Marvel and Star Wars presentation, one has to wonder: how can anyone hope to match up against Disney? They have two of the hottest properties in the world right now in Marvel and Star Wars, and the latter hasn’t even had its new film released!
Disney sure knows how to get the nerd blood flowing though. Concept art for Doctor Strange has been shown, as well as a fun video greeting from Stephen Strange himself (aka Benedict Cumberbatch). Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige then brought out the Sentinel of Liberty himself, Chris Evans (and Anthony Mackie) to introduce the first footage of Captain America: Civil War, which from what I’ve heard is friggin’ awesome (for real Disney, it would only help you if you borrowed a page from Lucasfilm and WB’s Comic Con footage and released the damn thing). Read the rest of this entry
Jurassic World (2015)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Jake Johnson, Vincent D’Onofrio
Directed by: Colin Treverrow
Like many people my age, Jurassic Park stands as one of the greatest movies of all time. Hell, I even love the sequel, The Lost World, and can’t understand why people don’t like it (I get the dismissive remarks for Jurassic Park 3 though). Watching Raptors stalk their victims or hearing the T. Rex roar never gets old for me, so naturally I was pretty excited when the long delayed fourth film in the franchise, Jurassic World, was announced. And when Hollywood’s most recent awesome leading man Chris Pratt was cast, I was ecstatic. So, yeah, there’s a fair amount of hype in my brain for Jurassic World, and now it’s time to see how the finished product stacks up. Read the rest of this entry