Twenty-two years after Jurassic Park, Jurassic World is a fully operational amusement park complete with new species of dinosaurs. While one child screamed out after the movie that it was the best movie ever, I give Jurassic World an A-.
Dr. Wu is the only original character from the first movie. He’s been playing God again by splicing DNA of dinosaurs with other animals, creating a brand new and very dangerous dinosaur. I had a hard time looking at Wu and not seeing Law and Order:SVU. All we needed was Stabler and Benson!
I did enjoy the nods to the original movie. It tied it together and made me want to revisit the first movie, even some of the dinosaurs are the same! Speaking of dinosaurs, they are bigger and badder in Jurassic World. Just a sidebar…when fishing for Jurassic fish, use bigger bait than a worm and keep your fingers closed. I also liked how they redeemed the Raptors in this movie. They’ve learned how to hunt as a pack with Chris Pratt’s character as they leader. He has them clicker trained! Now if he could put them on a leash and walk them…he might have a new type of dog. Chris Pratt is channeling Indiana Jones as he gets ready to portray Indy.
At some point, the movie felt like a Disney TV show with the children doing what they want, the adults as complete idiots and no recourse for silly choices. After all, the kids escaped from the assistant watching them, didn’t come back when ordered to and were sarcastic. Claire, the boys’ aunt and manager of Jurassic World, spends the whole movie in heels and a white dress as she tries to save the visitors and her nephews.
With the violence, this movie isn’t appropriate for younger children, yet is a must for fans of the original series. And it certainly leaves the door open for another sequel!
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