Movie Review: Jurassic World

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Thomas Tull, Frank Marshall, Jon Jashni, Patrick Crowley
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, and others based on Michael Chrichton’s Jurassic Park
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Say

Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We’re just used to being the cat.

Plot: Twenty two years after the last park closed Jurassic World has opened as fully functional theme park that has such things as triceratop rides for the kiddies and protective motorized hamster ball that lets you travel among the dinosaurs in safety.

But attendance is down so a new bigger, badder, toothier, dinosaur is being created like nothing that had been seen on earth before.

First this is a fun film and by that I don’t mean to imply that carnosaurs gulping down fleeing humans is fun.  Rather the ensemble together works well and makes this a very enjoyable film.  Chris Pratt replays the same character that he did in Guardians of the Galaxy, slightly toned down. He is  brash, funny, brave, and slightly goofy.  Vincent D’Onofrio is great as the villain of the piece he is the mad man who thinks he can use dinosaurs in a military operations.  Byrice Dallas Howard as the corporate business woman who suddenly discovers there is something more besides attendance in the park to think about.  And I have to say she is the only person I’ve seen lately that did it all in high heels.

But in all seriousness if you have seen the first movie you know the plot.  Man is messing around with science that shouldn’t be messed with, but as the B.D. Wong character says “If we didn’t do it someone else would.” And that is the fatal flaw behind Jurassic Park/World the scientists think science is amoral there is no right or wrong but in reality when they engage in this lives are lost.

I give this movie four point five stars see it on the big screen.