Jurassic Park hit screens in 1993. The most recent movie, Jurassic Park III, was from 2001, with The Lost World in-between in 1997.
In JURASSIC WORLD, the theme park has been in operation for ten years. Attendance has declined. So, the Dinosaur masterminds create a new attraction. But things go horribly wrong!
Overall, JURRASSIC WORLD is “Jur-a-diculous”! Go ahead, hashtag that. #Juradiculous.
There are really soft lobs in the script, lines delivered as if you’re watching an elementary school play, and visually weak CGI segments.
Plus, Bryce Dallas Howard—Claire, the boss of the park—spends the entire movie in high heels. Even while tromping through the jungle!
That results in funny moments—intended and unintended.
On the plus side, there are big moments of action throughout, including an epic battle scene among dinosaurs in an open-air strip mall—after complete chaos has already devastated the park. Just imagine dinos gnashing away at each other in the middle of University Village or Kent Station.
The battle scene also showcases overwhelming product placement, featuring—you guessed it—a Starbucks, right on the corner.
Beyond Starbucks, Seattle is well-represented by Chris Pratt—as Owen the Dinosaur Trainer—and Nick Robinson—who plays a nephew of Claire.
JURASSIC WORLD is PG-13 due to a lot of gory scenes. And it’s just over 2 hours long. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you owe it to yourself to see it. If you’re not a big fan, wait and save yourself a wad of cash…that you could spend at Starbucks instead.
For me, the best thing surrounding the buzz of this movie is the viral video “I Am Not Jessica Chastain.”