"'Jurassic World' review: Big dino fun, but not such a clever girl"
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'Jurassic World' review: Big dino fun, but not such a clever girl
Welcome to Jurassic World, the setting and title of Colin Travara's sequel to Spielberg's 1993 dino classic.
Think Disneyland but more educational and with a more generally high risk of being eaten alive.
Two decades after the events of the first film, the tragedy that was Jurassic Park has been successfully turned into a thriving family attraction, there's only one problem in this leafy, money making island paradise.
Dinosaur are no longer a novelty.
Keen to keep attendance high, the park's boffins have cooked up something that's certain to sell tickets A genetically warped all new dinosaur that's entirely too big, too loud and too toothy for anyone's good.
Raptor-trainer, and all around man of action, Owen, played by Christ Pratt, can only shake his head at his pay master's hubris, then hop on his motor bike and try to save some lives as the inevitable carnage unfolds.
There's plenty of pleasure to be had from seeing frame-filling dinosaurs lunging through scenery.
Though die-hard fans of the original movie might be dismayed at the film's treatment of its scaly stars.
The dinos in Jurassic Park were portrayed as a force of nature, as something to be escaped or survived rather than defeated.
Jurassic World, on the other hand, is all-out dinosaur war, with more blood, bullets, and all manner of outlandish cross-species brawls.
It's an entertaining spectacle.
But it never feels quite as smart as its source material.
These gripes are balanced by some extremely tense and frightening scenes, a few funny moments, and a stand out performance from Bryce Dallas Howard.
Who emerges as the real star of the show.
Jurassic World is big dumb dino fun.
But we just wish it was a little more of a clever girl.
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