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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★

    This movie is a mess for sure but I sill like it. I like theme parks, I like dinosaurs. I like dinosaur theme parks. 

    All your criticisms are valid. But it’s still better than Jurassic Park 3 (apologies to Mr. Johnson. He kept it from being worse). 

    It’s probably not possible to make a compelling JP sequel, so at least this one compensates by trying to do several things at once and not really getting any of them right.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    So amazing to finally see this on the big screen.

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★★

    An excellent adventure fable. The least complex Laika film to date, but no less rewarding. Gorgeous animation and a well-crafted story. It feels huge while being intimate.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★½

    I love how different this is from the first one. New problems, new characters, but true to
    what came before in a great way. 

    The themes about dads, screens, and cultural concerns are totally obvious, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a superhero film. 

    Holly Hunter continues to be the best.