Movie Review #3: “Jurassic World”

“We have learned more in the past year from genetics, than a century of digging up bones! A whole new frontier has opened up! We have our first genetically modified hybrid!”

Let me start off first by saying that “Jurassic World” is 10x better then “Jurassic Park 3.” And let me follow up that statement with; that isn’t saying much. Don’t get me wrong, “Jurassic World” is visually stunning, action packed and the definition of a “Summer Blockbuster,” but “Jurassic World” is not a good movie folks; it’s actually quite bad. “Jurassic Park” was packed with originality, genuine characters and most of all it contained that certain movie magic that can’t help but make you gleam with joy after it’s over. And while “Jurassic World” will break all of the box-office records out there, it will never contain that “Movie Magic” feeling that “Jurassic Park” was filled with.

The movie takes place 22 years after the original and Jurassic World is fully functional, but audiences are becoming uninterested with the attractions now-a-days, and therefore the scientists must create bigger and scarier dinosaurs in order to lure audiences back in. The scientists decide to create a new hybrid dinosaur which escapes its cage and wrecks havoc on the park and its 22,000 guests.

Chris Pratt is the only “somewhat” enjoyable character in the film as he is the only realistic character. He is the only character who seems to want the best for the dinosaurs, and the audience immediately can relate to him as the lovable, comedic and heroic protagonist. Now I think Pratt did a fine job with his character, but it’s obvious he wasn’t given much to work with in both the script or any of the other terrible characters in the movie. You have the generic hard-working, no play director of the park (Bryce Dallas Howard) and the scheming, devious antagonist (Vincent D’Onofrio) who both just fill the screen with one dimensional and dull acting, which is a shame because both have proven that they can act very well. And the kids in the movie were beyond annoying. Like goodness gracious they got to take the cream of the crop when it comes to annoying kids in movies.

Obviously there is plenty of action throughout this movie, and while it sure is action-packed, sadly the action fails to live up to all of the hype. And what’s even worse is that the suspense before the action is even worse because there is no suspense what-so-ever. And look I get it’s a PG-13 movie, but even for a PG-13 movie, the action, suspense and overall horror tone were lackluster.

At the end of the day, I went into this movie with a fully open mind since I loved the original movie, and at the least was hoping for the movie to just be a big action packed ride, yet unfortunately the movie wasn’t even a fun ride. I found myself checking the time on my watch plenty of times, and also found daydreaming about other events rather then watching the movie. It’s not a terrible movie, but it’s pretty dang close if I must say so myself. It’s a movie with plenty of hype and potential, but between the acting and action, it all ultimately fell short.

Acting: 6/15
Story: 13/20
Cinematography: 12/15
Soundtrack: N/A
Direction: 10/20
Movie Experience: 15/30

Overall Rating: 56/100

Honest Movie Experience: “Jurassic Park” was a thrilling and moving movie experience that had, while “Jurassic World” is a dull and slow-paced movie experience that makes you want to go watch the original again in order to forget this disaster of a movie.


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