PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Bigger, louder and more teeth: That’s the best way to describe Universal Pictures new film Jurassic World.
The reboot of 1993’s Jurassic Park is back, and better than ever.
Director Colin Trevorrow and Executive Producer Steven Spielberg take us back to the Costa Rican island of Isla Nublar which makes Disneyland/Sea World look like a Motel 6.
It’s a luxury theme park that is run by Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard).
For me, the jury is still out on whether or not Howard was the right actress to take on this role. She comes across as almost robotic, void of any emotion for the majority of the film. I know that’s mostly the part she is playing, but something about her character really bugged me.
Pairing Howard up with Chris Pratt seemed to help some though.
Pratt plays Owen Grady, an ex-Navy man who works with training velociraptors.
Howard and Pratt do share some chemistry, and it does build by the end of the movie.
Pratt has really built upon his characters during his past few films. There are hints of the character he played in Guardians of the Galaxy, but just enough subtle changes to make him really engaging to a Jurassic World audience.
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BD Wong is back in Jurassic World as well, playing Dr. Henry Wu. He’s the only Jurassic Park cast member to reprise his role. But seriously, when will they learn to stop messing with dinosaurs?
As one character puts it, “No one is impressed by a dinosaur anymore.”
Well the dinosaur they’ve cooked up in Jurassic World is the thing nightmares are made of.
Indominus rex is its name, and killing for fun is its game.
If you thought velociraptors were scary, then you’re in for a big surprise.
The suspense, action, and some of the deaths are pretty intense, it’s actually more intense than I expected from a PG-13 film.
When it says “parents strongly cautioned,” they mean strongly cautioned.
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It’s absolutely amazing just how far computer generated dinosaurs have come.
I won’t get into too many of the plot spoilers, because you can pretty much guess what the movie is about. I think that’s my only major critique of the film: It’s too predictable.
I would have liked to see more surprises, more twists and turns that you didn’t see coming. Jurassic World was a little short on the “wow, I never saw that coming” moments.
All in all though, the film has the excitement and humor to make it a thrilling summer blockbuster.
Let’s just say it’s the first movie I have been to in quite some time where movie-goers were actually cheering in the theater.
I give Jurassic World a very solid A-.
Do yourself a favor and watch it in IMAX, and 3D… but don’t say I didn’t warn you when you jump right out of your seat during a few scenes.
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