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Sunday, June 14, 2015

MOVIE REVIEW: JURASSIC WORLD








































Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

Director: Colin Trevorrow 

Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Omar Sy.

Release Date: Jun 12, 2015

Rated PG-13 Intense Sci-Fi Violence and Peril 

Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min. 

Genres: Action/Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy 

Review:

Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and um, screaming. - Dr. Ian Malcolm The Lost World: Jurassic Park

That quote from the first sequel to Jurassic Park kept running through my mind as I was watching the 4th entry into the franchise.  Colin Trevorrow’s entry is an impressive and enjoyable revamp of the original with plenty of call backs to keep most fans content. There’s plenty of spectacle to keep audiences entertained and its fun enough that you can gloss over some of the more glaring script issues.  The script issues are fairly obvious with broadly written characters and gender stereotypes that seem like they were written from another decade.  Most films would suffer terribly from these flaws but somehow Trevorrow keeps it all light and fun enough to keep things enjoyable.  It helps to have Chris Pratt as your leading man.  Pratt’s general likeability carries a large portion of the film even making Bryce Dallas Howard’s terribly written character bearable.  Howard has become one of my favorites as of late but even she can’t do much with the hackneyed character she saddled with.  The most impressive part of the character is her unbreakable high heels.  Thankfully, the dinosaur action is excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. We get a steady stream of large set pieces that builds to a rousing third act finale that’s sure to make fans giddy.

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9 comments:

  1. Can't argue with what you wrote. JW was quite a surprise. Very entertaining, packed with cool dino-action and the finale was simply badass.

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  2. yikes, i guess it's not as great as it looks.

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  3. I love the Dr Malcolm quote. I can hear Jeff Goldblum saying it as I read it lol

    Agree with you on quite a bit although I suspect Bryce Dallas Howard's character grated on me a lot more than it did you. Awful!

    Good summer fun so I don't think we should be moaning too much

    K :-)

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    1. I think my level of annoyance with Howard was tempered by the fact that she looks so much like Jessica Chastain.....

      Solid summer fun though!

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  4. We pretty much agree about Jurassic World. It has some glaring flaws, but it can be incredibly fun to watch. *Spoilers* That final battle was so much fun to watch; it made me feel like a kid again, haha. And it also reminded me of the old Godzilla film where all the monsters team-up, which was kind of strange.

    -James

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    1. Totally agree, it's far from perfect but so much fun that you barley notice. That final battle is epic!

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