The newest chapter in the Jurassic Park saga follows two brothers who return back to Isla Vida years after the park has been developed into a state-of-the-art facility where dinosaurs are put on display as a public spectacle.
Warning the following contains some spoilers, but I do my best to try and keep them at a minimum.
What To Love:
- The movie goes back to the basics, reciting the story of how an exhibit breaks loose and runs a muck while there are people staying at the park.
- Modern technology allows Director Colin Trevorrow to concoct a genetically altered dinosaur on the big screen.
- Chris Pratt proves once again that he is a total badass by training a group of raptors to follow orders.
- The movie features an excellent cast of characters including Vincent D’Onofrio, Bryce Dallas Howard and Irrfan Khan. There is even a brief cameo from late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon.
- There are numerous references to the first film, some more subtle than others. They even bring back the old Jeep Wranglers from the first film.
What To Hate:
- The means of defeating this hybrid dinosaur is a bit ridiculous. [Since many of you may not have seen the film, I won’t go into anymore detail.]
- While there is no need for animatronics, thanks to the use of CGI technology, the film can go a little overboard with the digital effects.
- Have no other dinosaurs on the other side of the island ever tried to escape? It seems like the emergency protocols for this tourist attraction are severely flawed. If they cant prevent the exhibits from escaping and causing chaos, why let people in?
- If something is trying to eat you, you don’t try and trap it by “non-lethal means.” I understand that they say they have an “asset” out of containment, but that thing is a mutant dinosaur on the warpath… At least try not to get yourself killed.
- The interspecies communication was maddening. How come Chris Pratt can communicate with raptors? Why do the brontosauruses let Pratt hold them as they die? Why do Navy SEALs team up with the raptors to fight the mutant dinosaur instead of just sending in troops?
Regardless of the confusion caused by conversating dinosaurs, the fourth chapter in the Jurassic Park universe really makes up for the second and third films, which are far more mediocre than the original.
If you haven’t already seen it, Jurassic World is a much darker, more thrilling look at the future of Jurassic Park and is a must see this summer.