So I meant to have this review posted yesterday but it was my little brothers birthday and I was kept pretty busy. Plus I didn’t really know how I wanted to get my points out about this movie but after talking to a friend of mine/former college roommate about the movie, I know exactly how I want to structure this. So here is my review of Jurassic World!
- It was nice to see the Amblin Entertainment logo attached to a movie, something you don’t really get too often.
- Visually, I was wowed. Really wished I would’ve seen it in IMAX 3D, but there’s still time for that.
- Action and excitement all the way through. I pretty much had the anticipatory smile on my face the entire movie.
- The pacing of the movie actually worked well for me, it did not feel like it was moving too slow or felt rushed.
- There is a scene where the action is pretty reminiscent of the classic video game, & I just thought that was so cool.
- Indominus Rex. Watch the movie and see for yourself……………..
- Bryce Dallas Howard. Overall I enjoyed her, mostly in the latter half of the film. The only issue I really had with her character is that she was too focused on her work to notice or understand what’s going around her, both professionally and personally. I was also wondering why she was in heels the entire film but also glad they didn’t take the Transformers: Dark of the Moon approach and start off in heels and wonder how she gets into slip-ons in between.
- Chris Pratt. It was not a Guardians of the Galaxy quality performance, but his character was interesting to watch. It was a bit more stiff compared to his previous performances or even the image of Chris Pratt as a person (upbeat, friendly). Would’ve liked to have seen more of that in his character than what we get.
Negatives (The first two are small observations that are unrelated to the plot of the movie, but the rest are problems)
- Who decides that they want to try and hold two drinks with them while being chased by Pterodactyls?
- I know it’s product placement, but why is there a Pandora jewelry store in a dinosaur theme park? That threw me off when I saw that and just looked stupid & out-of-place.
- B.D. Wong should have had more time in the film than he does. He gives one of the best, if not the best performance of the entire film, but is seen very little.
- Ty Simpkins. His performance was not bad, it was actually good. What I did not like was that he is or is supposed to play a 12 or 13-year-old, but acts more-so like an energetic 8-year-old.
- There was a particular scene where the movie introduces the Velociraptors, and I thought that the CGI could’ve been fine-tuned. There were a handful of scenes like this but that particular one was the most obvious to me.
Overall: This is a movie worth seeing and meant to be seen in theaters, preferably in IMAX if possible. I just may watch it again in IMAX 3D just so I can get the experience. It has obvious flaws, but great. Pretty reminiscent of Jurassic Park. I’d give it a 8.5/10
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