I have been waiting for this movie for years. Watching the trailer was like going back to my childhood. The plot sounded a bit sketchy but Chris Pratt was in it, and was buff, and sweaty, and riding a motorbike!
I went with TidyBoy … we may have been 30 minutes early and bouncing up and down in our seats! The reaction was “meh”! It didn’t live up to our expectations … but after careful consideration of the film we thought that perhaps the expectations were a bit too high!
Chris Pratt is amazing – not just looks wise but also acting. He could possibly be the next action hero! He is brilliant. But he also adds a comedic side to the franchise that has not really been done before.
The movie was trying to do what Skyfall did with the Bond franchise and poke fun at the ridiculous that had come before – that bit didn’t work. BUT, there was more good than bad. I would really have liked to have seen more of the park and its attractions; the rides with the typical ride operator, and the incredible Hilton Hotel. It was all set up so well but not really developed. Especially as they had the great hook with the two boys who were excellent – Missed Opportunity!
The product placement was fantastic – the village having a Ben & Jerry’s, Starbucks and of course a Pandora! It really did show exactly what we would do if a park like this existed!
The poor script was held up by the performances of Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt (and the guy from Law & Order Criminal Intent!). The music was nothing like John Williams – it completely invaded the movie and put you off. The animation was of course flawless, and the hook for film 5 was also really clever.
All in all I did enjoy it… just not as much as I wanted too.
However, that opinion might change when we go and see it in 3D!