Alan Grant is lured to Isla Sorna to help find a missing child. Contrived but watchable threequel which wisely ditches the spectacle of the first movie and focuses on delivering effects-driven chase-based monster mayhem, with a few good jokes.
A geological event threatens global disaster. Another of Emmerich’s gently-satirical throw-em-to-the-lions iconoclastic pictures, this time playing with Mayan prophecies and CG tectonic plates shifting. Fun if you go with it.
Competent sequel, with action a plenty. Suffers from over-contrived story, a tendency to overplay it’s hand and become way too pantomime as well as being 30 mins too long. Not as good or funny as first one.
Far better than the disappointing second film, this takes the characters back to the race tracks of America. Shamelessly riffing off Rocky 3, 4 and 5, this is a great piece of family entertainment. Not Pixar’s best, but still a cut above similar fare.
Still defying all expectation, this evolution of the story is a far more direct affair, with a simple revenge plot driving the action forward. Superlative characters, beautifully shot; this series is an example to all how to handle a major franchise.
Somewhat confusing big screen adaptation that clearly suffers from trying to cram seven books into two hours of screen time. What’s here is decent enough, but when it shares more in common with The Last Action Hero, you wonder what all the fuss was about.
An ex-marine mall cop defends his workplace from besieging kidnappers. Hugely enjoyable little B-movie riffing on Cohen & Tate, Die Hard and John Carpenter’s Rio Bravo-ish siege flicks. Some hideously-intrusive product placement aside, this is an unpretentious blast.