Friday, June 12, 2015

Jurassic World

Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 4 min / Action - Adventure - SciFi

What is it about?

Twenty years after the first Jurassic Park was a complete failure, a new park is open. Jurassic Disney World has been a success as an amusement park on Isla Nublar for a few years now. Mickey Mouse has sharp teeth and scales here. Two teens are visiting their niece who is one of the administrators at the park. Yes she gets to wear a princess costume. In their infinite wisdom of not learning from past mistakes, they have designed a new dinosaur. One that is an aggressive predator with more teeth. They have engineered a mecha-toothbrush to take care of the obvious need created by the new monster. The new dinosaur is smarter than your average bear and it wants all the picnic baskets. How are they going to stop it when it has a giant mecha-toothbrush at its disposal?

You will like it if...

You liked the first two Jurassic Park films. This one is a new Jurassic Park for the next generation. It has a mix of the first two films. The awe and wonder of a child first seeing dinosaurs roaming the land like the original. It is later supplanted by the fear and terror of having to run from fast hungry dinosaurs similar to the second film. I would feed them skittles, I hear Velociraptors like them. Chris Pratt has a space pirate charm about him that has been missing from the characters in the series since the first Jurassic Park. Vincent D'Onofrio has also become quite adept at playing the villain. He gets to expand on his role as the Kingpin here. While the special effects are just as amazing as the originals, this film needed a better script to set it apart. They managed to recapture the awe of the original while building upon the story. Still Jurassic World doesn't fully break free of feeling like a rehash of the original films. Many of the same messages are hammered on once again, but instead of beating a dead horse they have a dinosaur. Jurassic World ends up being a better than average action movie, but fails to do enough to set it apart from the previous films. If you haven't seen any of the Jurassic Park films or if you were a huge fan of the originals then you should enjoy it.

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Inside Out

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