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Review: Jurassic World

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We’re twenty years on from Jurassic Park, the failed attempt at the world’s best new theme park. Jurassic World is the successor, and much more successful than the Park. In this world, dinosaurs are passé, so to bring in more tourists and more investors, the Lab are cooking up something special: a hybrid dino that no one has ever seen before!

What could go wrong?

It’s everything you love about Jurassic Park, but updated. There’s new characters, new rides, new attractions and new dinosaurs. And of course, there’s dinosaurs eating people. That’s what you came to see, right?

I felt the movie took itself a bit too seriously in some places, but overall it kept a very tongue-in-cheek look at itself and its predecessor (the Park; there’s no mention of The Lost World or Jurassic Park 3). Befitting for a movie (and theme park) of this size, there are plenty of sponsors. At one point I thought it was going to be called Samsung’s Jurassic World. The product placement was a little too obvious.

Bryce Dallas Howard was brilliant. Wait, she was supposed to be an android, right? No? Well, she could definitely play one. Chris Pratt was the typical all-American hero and not too hard on the eyes either. The kids, Zach and Gray, were thrown in for good measure because everyone loves a know-it-all genius 7 year old and his hormonal teenage brother.

It’s good, but not awesome. The CGI did exactly what it was supposed to do: create a world that looks and feels real (I’m led to believe that no dinosaurs were harmed in the making of the film). It’s definitely a Jurassic Park for the next generation.

7 out of 10 popcorns.


June 17, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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