Another summer, another slate of franchises. We’ve covered the pre/se/reboot that was Ocean’s 8; now it’s time for a couple movies that are unambiguously sequels: Jurassic World 2 and Incredibles 2.
The first installment of Jurassic World (or fourth installment of Jurassic Park...maybe this sequel thing is more complicated than we thought) has a 50% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, also known as the very definition of a “mixed reception”. That didn’t stop the franchise train from rolling along, though, and we know at least one critic who’s still bullish on the whole thing. You’ll have to listen to find out who it is; it might not be Chris.
Incredibles 2, on the other hand, has some expectations to live up to. We’ve all been waiting to find out...well, whether the wait was worth it. Has the new installment done right by the original, or is this another Cars 2 scenario?
OK; Facebook time. Is the lack of originality a feature of Hollywood, or a bug? You decide.