This Friday, the geekdom-at-large was blessed with two hotly anticipated summer premieres. The second season of Marvel’s Luke Cage was finally unleashed on Netflix, while Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roared to life in movie theaters.
This week, SYFY WIRE’s Jackie Jennings and contributing editor Karama Horne have joined forces for our newest edition of Who Won the Week for June 18-22. Guess what we’re talking about? Yep, that would be Luke Cage and director J.A. Bayona’s Jurassic World sequel.
Starring Mike Colter in the role of Luke Cage (who is getting more and more comfortable in the role of the Hero for Hire), the second season introduces a new Big Bad in the form of Bushmaster, played by Mustafa Shakir. While the characters and the show were trying to find their footing in the first season, everything comes together perfectly in Season 2 and we get 13 episodes of awesome street-level superhero fun — including more of that relationship between Mariah Dillard and Shades, and more Misty Knight, who gets to kick some b#!! with Colleen Wing.
Although Fallen Kingdom is getting mixed reviews, the blockbuster movie has everything you want from a Jurassic movie, including more AND bigger dinosaurs. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are back in their Jurassic World roles, and so is Jurassic Park fan favorite Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm. The movie may be a bit of a departure from the previous entries in the franchise, but it’s chock-full of callbacks to the originals. The second Jurassic World film also features a post-credit scene that you don’t want to miss, so if you haven’t seen it yet: Stay in your seats until the very end.
So, who do you think won our week? Was it Luke Cage or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom? Check out our video to find out, and let us know who won your week in the comments below.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.