Having seen film twice, I can confirm that this is very uneven experience - having total free reign, Darren's dream project partially collapses under it's own weight of expectations, both internal and external (as any dream project should do, probably).
Still, a very poverful and visually stunning adaptation of the classic tale that will divide almost as strongly as a (almost non-present in film's script) book it's based on - luckily for me, I am not in a hater's camp.
Having watched it only once on release, I remembered it being weaker than it's predcessors, the truth, of course, is that it's much, much worse - basically just a bunch of scenes of people screaming and running away from dinosaurs (they do it rather enthusiastically, so it's not a complete failure).
Overall, a dark day for a Steven Spielberg blockbuster.
"Black Hawk Down" in Afghanistan. Despite slightly misleading (and too hurrah-patriotic) trailer, this film follows the same themes as most modern war movies - chances, choices and fighting for the man next to you. But boy is it tense - once bullets start flying, Peter Berg packs such a punch that you have to remind yourself to breathe.