Candice: In my last blog post I talked about great summer reading. The kind of book you can enjoy on a sun lounger and then leave in the hotel library without a care in the world because its not ‘War and Peace’ it’s just an enjoyable light read.
So that leads me nicely to the other thing we get over the summer months – Blockbusters. So named as they are the big film that can make or break a studio as they have to generate a big financial return. They normally involve something child and adult friendly which doesn’t have a lot of plot.
The other week I went to see ‘Jurassic World’, a nice bit of big budget fluff. I remember the other films when they came out 20 + years ago, I particular remember the first with some dramatic deaths – in a loo – and the stealthy velociraptors, a dinosaur I hadn’t even heard of before that film.
So we cut to a reboot as the film companies like to call it, roll in a new hunk and a new way that the dinos can cause chaos and you have a whole new franchise. In fact the film pokes fun at itself with a theme park based around the animals where they are having to make them bigger and more dangerous to keep the crowds coming in, and a whole chase scene where the escapees are hiding in the stuffed toys and tshirts.
You know, even though I could drive a truck with a T-Rex on it through the plot, and it was obvious what would happen with the love interest, I loved every bit of it. Two hours of complete and utter tosh that had me hiding behind my hands and chewing my nails to work out what would happen next (even though I really knew). And that to me is perfect book and film fodder, absolute escapism that does not change the world but gives me a break from reality.
So, whats next on the cinema viewing list? Any recommendations?