Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt
for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and peril
Reviewer: Kent Tentschert
Jurassic World theme park entertains over 20,000 visitors weekly on the Costa Rican island of Isla Nublar.
When the newest attraction, a genetically modified T-Rex, outsmarts its captors – Park Director Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) enlists animal trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) to help her stop a rampaging killer dinosaur.
Twenty-two years ago “Jurassic Park” floored moviegoers, creating a new generation of dinosaur lovers and forever changing how we look at outhouses.
If you loved the original film (Who didn’t?), you will probably enjoy this film, since the story follows the exact same formula – people (also known as human nuggets) become snacks for free-roaming dinos.
“Jurassic Park” was so far ahead of its time that it still holds up today.Unfortunately, because of that, the dinosaur special effects haven’t improved noticeably, creating a lack of punch to a story that needs it. Gone is the slow building of tension that defined the first film, gone are unforgettable characters with whom we take a wild ride.
Much like its dinosaurs, this film has not evolved. Audiences are much more sophisticated, demanding stronger stories and characters. Here we learn almost nothing new about the science of the park, the new dinosaur, or really any detail that roots viewers into a fantastic world of tension and danger.
“Jurassic World” will go far on its fantastic dinosaurs, making gobs of money at the box office, but this prehistoric film will soon become a fossil, simply because the story and characters are from a bygone day.