Watched Jurassic World Dominion (2022) by an author from letterboxd.com
Four years after Isla Nublar was destroyed, dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures.

Exceeded my rock bottom expectations by some margin. While JP might be a stone classic, many films in this series are objectively bad. Look at JP2. I admire the effort to take this beyond “the dinosaurs got out (again)”.

And the ensemble was pretty well served, didn’t feel like anyone was there for the sake of it. Except maybe Alan, but that was even played up.

★★★

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Watched Barbie (2023) by an author from letterboxd.com
Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

I’m not sure the circumstances of my viewing did it justice but it really didn’t meet my (probably vastly over-inflated) expectations 🤷‍♀️

★★★½

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Watched Damsel (2024) by an author from letterboxd.com
A young woman's marriage to a charming prince turns into a fierce fight for survival when she's offered up as a sacrifice to a fire-breathing dragon.

Has an oddly basic plot considering the overall tone and themes, but even that can’t distract from the dragon which is superbly realised.

★★★½

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Watched Promising Young Woman (2020) by an author from letterboxd.com
A young woman haunted by a tragedy in her past takes revenge on the predatory men unlucky enough to cross her path.

If this doesn’t break your heart, you’re not paying enough attention. Either to the film or reality.

★★★★★

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Watched Godzilla × Kong: The New Empire (2024) by an author from letterboxd.com
Following their explosive showdown, Godzilla and Kong must reunite against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own.

I liked it! My 12 y/o loved it. It was loud, colourful and fun. The wafer thin plot and extremely brief ejaculations of exposition exist purely to justify the next cool thing that happens. And, five films in, I’m completely cool with that!

★★★½

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Watched Ghostbusters II (1989) by an author from letterboxd.com
Five years after they defeated Gozer, the Ghostbusters are out of business. When Dana begins to have ghost problems again, the boys come out of retirement to aid her and hopefully save New York City from a new paranormal threat.

Janosz is by far the best thing in this, closely followed by almost any scene with Oscar.

★★★½

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Watched The Wrong Trousers (1993) by an author from letterboxd.com
Gromit finds himself being pushed out of his room and home by a new lodger who is actually a ruthless criminal (and a small penguin). The penguin is planning a robbery and needs to use Wallace and his mechanical remote controlled trousers to pull off the raid. However, Gromit is wise to the penguin and comes to the rescue.

First class

★★★★★

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Watched Audition (1999) by an author from letterboxd.com
Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.

No wonder everyone in Japan is lonely

★★★½

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