Thursday, July 2

Haiku Revieu | Jurassic World

Thursday, July 2
Jurassic World
★★★★1/2

#prattwrangling squad goals
For fans of Jurassic Park
Don't mess with nature



During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.



WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.

Although I didn't know—exactly—what to expect from the reboot of the movie franchise that began with Jurassic Park, I definitely left the theater satisfied at Jurassic World's place in the larger universe.

Twenty years after the first incident at Isla Nublar, humans have returned to the park and have opened a new theme park. They've also messed around with genetic engineering in order to create the biggest and baddest dino they can.

What could go wrong?1

Instead of Laura Dern and Sam Neill (and Jeff Goldblum, sadly), Jurassic World features Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt. And instead of the highly skeptical, yet wide-eyed paleontologists of old, Jurassic World has brought the franchise into 2016 by making the main characters a business woman who'll stop at nearly nothing to make the new park a success and a snarky ex-Navy man with a gift for being a true Alpha. Bryce's character was a total stereotype, although still somewhat enjoyable, but Chris once again proved why he's become such a big star in recent years. (There were definitely shades of Star-Lord in the role.)

The dinosaurs were, unsurprisingly, the true stars. Particularly the raptors. I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen the movie, but they truly are clever girls.

Definitely check this one out if you're a fan of the previous movies in the franchise. (Minus Jurassic Park III. That one's terrible.)

Related SCIENCE!: "Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within the Next 5 Years."2

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1 If you've seen any of the Jurassic Park movies, you know that this is a highly rhetorical question.
2 Thanks, Colt!

8 comments

  1. I'll definitely rent it, but I'm not sure I can let go all the running in high heels that occurs haha! Definitely looks like good fun however. :D

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  2. Every movie would benefit from more Jeff Goldblum. But now I will be that sad human who tries to train raptors to be my pets when human hubris brings back the dinosaurs.

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  3. I watched it two times on the big screen because I LOVED this movie! :)

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  4. The raptors were my favourites too.

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  5. Bryce pulls it off, even if they should have broken ten times over, haha.

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  6. I'm pretty sure I'd be right there with you. "I don't care that they can eat my face! They're looking at me all cute-like."

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  7. It's so fun! I don't always need a thought-provoking movie to make me happy. Sometimes, it's great to just sit back and enjoy the ride.

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  8. They're the best. Love that they kind of 180'ed them from the first movie.

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