“Jurassic World” review

The fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise impresses millions despite its unoriginal plot

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Ever since it’s premiere on Jun 12, “Jurassic World” hasn’t ceased to decline in popularity. Grossing a record-breaking $500 million within a single weekend, this movie has triumphed over just about every other film this year.
“Jurassic World” carries on the story of the iconic “Jurassic Park” movies, this time with an entirely new theme park complete with everyone’s favorite dinosaurs and a few new ones.
The park is doing incredibly well, with very little problems handling the dinosaurs. In fact, one of the employees trains what was once thought to be the most frightening and dangerous of dinos, velociraptors. While the dinosaurs that already roam the park don’t cease to entertain, scientists continue to create new ones. Eventually, they believe they have perfected the biggest, scariest and most exciting dinosaur yet, the Indominus Rex.
However, there are some definite flaws in the genetics, and the newly created creature escapes its enclosure and wreaks all kinds of havoc in the park. The employees must find a way to defeat this nearly indestructable dinosaur and save the lives of the many, many people that are staying at the resort.
“Jurassic World” did its best to live up to the original three movies, and it did. The movie was stunning with a star studded cast, visually striking effects and it was well-paced. However, the plot just seemed recycled. It was the same old story: cool theme park with dinosaurs, a dinosaur escapes, people get eaten, everything gets destroyed. The entire film was predictable.
The theme of corporate greed was just kind of stuffed in there, and didn’t leave a huge impression. The gender politics in this movie would be something to complain about, but let’s be honest, nobody goes to a “Jurassic Park” movie expecting up-to-date gender roles. All anyone wants to see is humans and dinosaurs engaged in all-out battle.
The cast was stellar with actors such as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. It’s too bad the movie had such a lack of character development that these talented actors never got the chance to truly shine.
Despite the lack of inventiveness, depth and originality in “Jurassic World” , it keeps you hooked with almost non-stop action, fun psuedo-science, one-dimensional characters with flimsy personalities and bigger, meaner dinos. If you’re looking for a good way to forget about life for two hours, “Jurassic World” is definitely the way to go. Bonus: watching this movie gives you the opportunity to stare at the ever-adorable Chris Pratt pretending to be macho.
Honestly, it didn’t live up to my high-expectations, but it was a dazzling film that I totally reccommend depsite its many flaws. I give it a 6 out of 10.
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