Jurassic World (2015) Review

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Jurassic World (2015)

Directed by Colin Trevorrow

Starring:
Chris Pratt
Bryce Dallas Howard
Vincent D’Onofrio
Ty Simpkins
Nick Robinson
Omar Sy
B. D. Wong
Irrfan Khan

Running time: 124 minutes

Plot Synopsis:
Dinosaurs.

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My Opinion:

ROAR!

I’m not sure why but I wasn’t the least bit excited about seeing this movie. Yeah, the first one is a classic & I think it’s great & I like it a lot. I don’t think I love it to the degree that a lot of other bloggers do, though. But then I realized that’s because I’m older than ALL OF YOU! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wasn’t a kid who grew up with these movies – I was on a date when I went to the first one. Then I hated the second one & I can’t even remember a damn thing about the third one. Anyway, Jurassic World is pretty much what I expected in that it’s better than the 2nd & 3rd films (thank god) but of course not as good as the first one. I did enjoy it more than I thought I would, however, so I’m happy enough with that. That’s more than I can say for a lot of big blockbusters these days.

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I’m not going to ramble on & on about this movie. Everyone has seen it and most have reviewed it. I prefer to do longer reviews for movies that don’t get as much attention as the big blockbusters but I still enjoy discussing them in the Comments with you guys. This movie is about dinosaurs wreaking havoc. The human characters & their storylines are SO clichรฉ and you’ll be able to predict every character’s fate from the start. However (how do I say this in a non-snobby way?) – everything is clichรฉ & predictable in a very “Spielberg” type of way which, quite frankly, is fine by me! I cared just enough about the main characters to at least not want them to get eaten by dinosaurs (or have their parents get divorced! oh no!). That’s more than I can say for last year’s Godzilla – I didn’t really care if anyone survived that one. I wanted everyone to survive in Jurassic World & have a big group hug at the end. Because nothing brings a family together like almost being eaten by dinosaurs!

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So, yeah, the human characters were fine. I didn’t hate them. I almost liked them, actually! The brothers were pretty sweet and Chris Pratt has turned into quite the cutie. Bryce Dallas Howard got on my nerves a bit but she’s a little better by the end (which is exactly how you’re meant to feel about her). People are going to Jurassic World for the dinosaurs, though, and I’m happy to say that they were impressive. I saw this in IMAX 3D which, normally, I don’t give a crap about. But this one looked pretty damn amazing so it was worth the massive price (I guess. Seriously – it was expensive). Isn’t it funny how spoiled we are by movies like these nowadays, though? There are freaking DINOSAURS that look totally real chasing people around on a massive screen! And it’s no big deal to young people as this is what they’ve grown up with. It’s sad, really, as movies like this have kind of lost their wonder. I’m just never going to feel as amazed by any Jurassic movie as I was by the first one. Oh well.

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Summary:

Jurassic World is Jurassic Park with bigger dinosaurs but less heart. I think a new generation of kids will love it, though, as it’s a fun blockbuster with huge dinosaurs that look amazing, chase people, and break lots of shit. I feel bad for not raving over it but I think that’s just because it was exactly what I was expecting. I’m not complaining – it was fun and I think, for its genre, it ended up a better film than Avengers: Age Of Ultron did compared to other superhero movies. For me, the velociraptors were the highlight. And Chris Pratt’s arms & stubble.

My Rating: 7/10

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42 thoughts on “Jurassic World (2015) Review

  1. “But then I realized thatโ€™s because Iโ€™m older than ALL OF YOU!”

    Well, maybe not meโ€ฆand oh, Get off my lawn! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Great review! You nailed the allure and the inanity of this, my second fave in the series (showing how badly the previous sequels were). Love that last pic of the original and still unsurpassed “Jurassic Park.”

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  3. cant wait to see this…eventually.

    I was 19 when the first came out and loved the spectacle on the big screen so much, I went back the following day to see it again.

    That being said, I have little desire to see this in the theater, so it’ll just have to wait!

    Great review as always!

  4. I think we’re exactly on the same page on this one. It’s completely predictable but that works… because it means you don’t have to think and be assaulted by the eye candy.

  5. I actually loved it. The trailer was awful but the that actual film was great. I was quite irritated by the older brother though, how can you be so jaded and bored when you’re at a park full of FUCKING DINOSAURS!!?

  6. “Plot Synopsis: Dinosaurs.” Loved that line–that pretty much sums it up. ๐Ÿ™‚ Didn’t enjoy this one as much as the original but still had a fun time at the theater. My favorite parts were the dinosaurs and Chris Pratt, but especially scenes with dinosaurs and Chris Pratt together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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