Jurassic World Movie Review

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So this and Godzilla are basically the same movie right? Man is responsible in some way for creating a giant monster that kills and destroys everything in its path.

Jurassic World is the 4th movie in the Jurassic Park franchise, although it is like most of us in that the movie pretends the other two sequels don’t exist.  Now, after somehow managing to get clearance to build it again after the first movie, the park is open, sporting a new name- Jurassic World. But somehow dinosaurs have gotten boring.  So those in charge of the park task the scientists with creating Terribleideaosaurus Rex, a genetically engineered hybrid of a T-Rex and Velociraptor, among other things.  Well obviously this goes horribly wrong and the dinosaur escapes, wreaks havoc, and has to be stopped.

And I have to say, what we get is a very very entertaining movie.  Now, I went into this movie hoping it would recapture the magic of the first movie, just with the park being open.  But about halfway through the movie I realized that wasn’t really what I wanted.  That would have basically made it exactly like the first one and we already have that.  What I was getting in this movie was exactly what I wanted without even realizing it.  This movie features a ton of dinosaur action and it’s incredible to watch.  The CGI is very good and some of the scenes are very intense.  Chris Pratt kills it again in the lead role as the Raptor trainer.  I can’t wait to see what he does next.  And speaking of training Raptors, I know a lot of people had problems with this element from the trailers.  But it really does work in the movie.  It leads to some of the best scenes in the movie.  All two hours of this movie are highly entertaining.

However, as entertaining as it is, this movie has flaws.  First, I can’t tell if it was the acting or the writing, but some of the supporting characters were not very good at all.  They were exaggerated and almost become cartoonish at times.  Vincent D’Onofrio’s character’s motivations and purpose don’t really make any sense at all and his talent as a actor was wasted in this movie.  The main plot was a little unrealistic in my opinion and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  Would real, living dinosaurs actually ever get boring? I thought based on the trailer that the subplot involving the kids was going to take me out of it but that actually ended up being ok.  Some other subplots- not so much.  I can’t say too much without spoiling things but they just don’t work and some of them don’t end up being resolved.  Also, while the CGI was great, I would have like to see more animatronic and practical effects in the movie.

But despite all of this, I enjoyed the heck out of this movie.  It brought back a lot of nostalgia and some of the fight scenes between Terribleideaosaurus Rex and other dinosaurs are worth the price of admission alone.  It’s not a great movie overall and not nearly as good as Jurassic Park put it’s quite a ride and a ton of fun.  I highly recommend seeing it and seeing it in theaters.  Jurassic World gets a 3.75/5 from me (Comparison Scores- Jurassic Park: 5/5, The Lost World: 2.5/5, Jurassic Park 3: 1.5/5).

More info: Jurassic World- IMDB

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