Movie Reviews: 'Jurassic World'

Jurassic World (Review)

By Aric Sweeny

“Jurassic World” is the most fun you will have at a theater this year.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow and lead by cinematic superstar Chris Pratt, Jurassic World follows the story of a former military agent and expert of animals Owen Grady (Pratt) who must save the theme park from an experimented on dinosaur gone wrong. 

This film was visually outstanding. At no point during the two hour and ten minute run time was my experience ever exacerbated because of visual effect problems. Although the effects were breathtaking, it is not a breakthrough in that category. I’d say the CGI is on the level of “Dawn of The Planet of the Apes”. 

There were no amazing performances, but a few good ones. Pratt and Vincent D’Onofrio were the stand outs of the bunch, with Ty Simpkins also executing his role relatively well. No complaints in this department.

My only main problem with this film is the dialogue. It was not horrible, but definitely not good. In action movies like this, there has to be those key lines that make the main character seem so badass when spoken, and Pratt had none of those. Not downing Pratt though, he did the best he could with the “meh” dialogue he was given.  

One of the most fascinating things about this movie was Owen Grady’s relationship with the raptors, and how they acted together, there are some really fascinating moments with him and the raptors that no one will see coming!  The final 20 minutes of “Jurassic World” is possibly the best climax I have ever seen in a film, and is the best we have seen since last year’s “Godzilla”. I won’t spoil exactly what happens, but it is truly an experience to have in the theater, ESPECIALLY if you are a fan of the original “Jurassic Park”

Although I understand this film had a few minor plot holes and the dialogue was nothing special, it is my favorite film of the year. It lives up to the greatness of the first, while adding a modern twist to all the new fans of the franchise. I suggest you call up some friends, and go check out “Jurassic World” in theaters, it is a great time.

4.5/5 Stars.