Jurassic World (2015)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.
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This movie completely takes the magic away from Spielberg's original masterpiece! Dinosaurs? More like DinoCGIs! The idea of genetically creating a new dinosaur is a lazy way of creating an antagonist! And you would've thought they learned their lesson from the last 3 damn times!
First of all, like many of you, I was largely influenced by the reviews which are very harsh. Before letting the reviews guide you through the decision whether your going to watch the movie or not, give it a try. It's way better then you might think but of course there could be some disappointment. After all, no movie is perfect. I'll go with the bright side first. The acting was really good and in no way overdramatized like many are saying. The script was well written but maybe a little predictable here end there. And the dinosaurs were just phenomenal. Now what disappointed me was sorta the development of the movie. The romance between Owen and Claire just didn't really make sense. They first tell us they once went on a date, and expect us out of the blues to understand like there was another movie before this. And if they want to add romance, they should expand it. Make it more obvious there's stuff going on between them. They spend half the movie like they don't know each other and then they kiss, seriously ?! I'll make a reference from the second Jurassic world, were the same thing happens. The other thing I didn't like was its very predictable and typical ending. There's a dinosaur chasing them and they have to kill it, and once they do everyone is happy. I hope they change that in the JW 3, cause its getting a little old. Overall, the movie was great, not amazing, but great. Watch it and make your own opinion.
To be clear, I love the franchise, especially the original Jurassic Park. This movie is also great and entertaining but my issue with it is that it is based one very dumb moment. The "expert" Owen Grady is taken to check the paddock of the Indominus. The very intelligent dinosaur "expects" this and hides its thermal signature. This is all fine. Owen finds the markings on the wall and deducts the asset has escaped. At this point in time logic seems to abandon everybody. Claire drives to the control center while calling them to check the location of the dinosaur, as if that could not have been done from the paddock. Owen decides to enter the paddock with two guards without any confirmation of where the Indominus is. This leads to the escape of the dinosaur as if the cage was made of cheese. Then all sorts of illogical situations pile up one after another. The tracking device seems to have been placed in the one location the Indominus would have been able to claw it out. The team sent to retrieve the asset is sent with toy guns. The boys decide to go on a wild ride among the dinosaurs after receiving the alert that all rides are closed. With all the connected technology, mobile phone coverage seems to be like back in the early 90s. But then when Claire contacts the control center from the original Jurassic Park building right in the middle of nowhere the connectivity is amazing. Claire decides that showing more skin will make her better equipped to handle predators. There are many more facepalm situations but the point is that if Claire had contacted the control center from the paddock as logic dictates, then we would not have had a movie at all.
The creative geniuses over at Hollywood have concocted yet another sequel to unnecessarily reprise a series. Jurasic World is full of cliches and scenes stolen straight from the original. Bryce is your stereotypical privileged city-girl who thinks she knows best because she is in a high powered career. But, at the end of the day she's just a woman and needs Pratt, the equally stereotypical, brawny, cowboy to swoop in and save her with his wilderness skills and masculineness. The brothers that are lost in the park are so generic I can't remember what they look like or anything that they did throughout the whole thing- and I just watched it. The main villain is a genetically altered dinosaur that's supposed to be new and exciting to tourists- but it pretty much just looks like a bigger T-Rex. It has a hodge-podge of powers like camouflage and heat detection, which it rarely uses and has super intelligence. Sure, its a hybrid of many types of dinosaurs but none of the dinosaurs that it was created from would be intelligent enough to create a sophisticated ruse in order to escape or know what a tracking device is. Then, it goes on a sadistic killing-spree for absolutely no reason except plot. Animals don't do this! Not even the really smart ones! Another thing that doesn't make sense: despite super dino roaming the island, determined to exterminate all life Bryce still refuses to evacuate because it may lose money for the park. This just makes her character feel false. She wouldn't be this cold, no way. All that being said, watching dinosaurs run around is just fun. No matter how senseless and forced the plot is dinosaurs are awesome and seeing them on screen will always be entertaining. I love dinosaurs so much I'll give it a whole 4 stars.