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Jurassic Park/World Films: the Definitive Ranking

Jurassic Park/World Films: the Definitive Ranking

Having at long last watched Jurassic Park III and been pleasantly surprised, I now feel able to give an informed opinion about their relative quality, from best to worst. 1. Jurassic Park. The original and still the best. The special effects have aged tremendously well for a film that’s nearly 30 years old, the characters are brilliant and the combination of wonder, terror and pacing is still unmatched. 2. Jurassic World. A surprisingly effect restart to the series, hitting all…

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A Jewel Within Clay: The Tolkien Edit

A Jewel Within Clay: The Tolkien Edit

I’m a huge fan of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings. Despite a couple of flaws – in particular, repeated defamation of secondary characters in The Two Towers – overall they did a brilliant job of conveying the plot, feeling, setting and tone of the book, aided by brilliant cinematography, scenery and music. The Fellowship of the Ring absolutely wowed me when it came out and the trilogy remains some of my all time favourite films….

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