I spent the holiday weekend having a cookout with good friends, going out to eat, working (no, really, I did…) and seeing some movies. The hubby and I finally ventured out to see JURASSIC WORLD. I have a general statement to make: fictional people need to stop trying to make dinosaurs and opening theme parks featuring them. I remember having that same feeling when I saw PET SEMATARY years ago. I watched and thought, “why do people keep burying stuff up there when they know it ends so badly?” JURASSIC WORLD gave me a bit of that sense. I kept thinking, “these scientists should be smarter.” Despite that common sense issue, the movie is very entertaining. Lots of action, some horrible deaths, cute kids in peril, Bryce Dallas Howard running & rescuing in heels (which was really impressive) and Chris Pratt. Yeah, that last one – Chris Pratt – is the real reason to see this. In fact, I would like to ask Hollywood to put him in everything. Admittedly, studios are trying to put him in everything. They should continue that.
We also saw KINGSMAN. I really liked it. It had a crazy over-the-top feel. Some parts were a bit too silly, but the other parts mostly made up for the downsides. Colin Firth as a killing machine in a tailored suit worked. The younger guy (I have no idea what his name is) was entertaining. Again, the non-stop action worked for me.
Now it’s time to get back to work with short breaks to watch the tv show Sense8. The first episode was a bit rocky but then it sucked me in.