Jurassic World

2015 • 124 minutes
4.5
35K reviews
71%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park's attractions - a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it's up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park's tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.
4.5
35K reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
June 24, 2021
Fourteen years after the third final installment, an undemanding futuristic reboot has given audiences what they desired with a brand new park called "Jurassic World," a place that is a hybrid of Sea World and a zoo with amazing technology and attractions. And in this film, no one is impressed by the same old dinosaurs anymore. Revealing an old-fashioned theme of playing God, Claire Dearing and her team of employees create their first genetically modified hybrid that was designed by various animals and dinosaurs, and they're doing this for riches. The dreaded Indominus rex. This fearsome beast has a devastating temperament, as it behaves more like a monster than a dinosaur. It also has successful skills in it's genes, and lethal hardware. This fictional frankenstein has all of the ingredients to be one daunting creature. To make matters worse, this hybrid is the main antagonist of the film; escaping out of it's enclosure, spreading terror, and creating carnage. There are some major improvements here that makes Jurassic World even better than the original Jurassic Park: the science-fiction aspect of it's genre is more pure and straight because it was handled with authentic care, some of the minimal dino information is accurate, and the dinosaurs here are portrayed as animals, not monsters. The indominus rex is the monster. The story is a riveting parable that embraces themes of animal rights and delivers correct messages like "animals and nature cannot be controlled by humankind" and "all normal creatures are impressive just the way they are." But there is one thing that this reboot has in common with the original: the effects are an amazing mixture of GCI and animatronics, by the way, the effects are awesome with eye-catching detail and smooth muscle movement. The artful vision of Colin Trevorrow (director and co-writer) and company has created some imposing structure; beat by beat, each and every single set-piece is masterfully staged with careful planning and perfect pacing to deliver powerful passages. The dramatic scenes and action sequences are genuinely frantic; the energy is vigorous, the sounds are raucous, the attacks are brutal, the impact hits like a ton of bricks, and the panic-stricken acting from the cast has added enough credibility to convince me and care desperately for them. Let's not forget the two unforgettable scenes: a fun scene involving the raptors and the vehicles, and there is an intense, exciting, unsettling climax. The screenplay contains awe-inspiring imagery that executes sharp delivery. Most of the dialogue is clever, and some are so clever, they are funny. Not one line that I find was cheesy. The acting (the performances) is top-notch; The performances are seriously effective, not to mention that they have different personalities that contributes the agreeable entertainment. Chris Pratt has amusing charm and as a character, he is likable; He is a highly informed expert that has some slick tricks up his sleeve and has an unshakable bond with his velociraptors that represents either dolphins or dogs. He takes everything seriously and he can also be satirical, which I find amusing. Bryce Dallas Howard plays Claire the park manager. She is seen as someone who doesn't think quite clearly, but she does keep the park in check. Bryce was terrific at being petrified. Vincent D'Onofrio plays Hoskins, he is a conniving jerk who believes that animals can be controlled. The Mitchell brothers named "Gray and Zach" (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) have a pleasant sub-plot as they try to survive, use courage, and teamwork to develop a close bond. Michael Giacchino (film composer) has amped up the strong dynamic emotion with a full-bodied and emotional score. For me, this is his best film score yet, and it was a stirring ride for my ears. To conclude: Having everything that I have ever wanted in an action-packed science-fiction blockbuster about dinosaurs, "Jurassic World" is one of the most exhilarating and haunting experiences of my entire life, and I am hugely satisfied. Highly Recommended!
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Wally Hill
October 25, 2015
If you're going to produce a sequel to Jurassic Park why such a cruel, vapid, piontless display? I tried to like this film, accept for what it was but what it is, is terrible. The CGI looks on par with a bad video game and most of the performances are flat but what do you expect from a half baked script? The dinosaur designs are 20+ years out of date (ironic for a sequel to a film famous for the stunning realism of its creatures) in a futile effort to pander to all of the self professed "90s kids" out there. When news of a fourth Jurassic Park film broke, it was announced that the screenwriting team behind the Planet of the Apes reboot were writing it and I became pretty hopeful. But as further announcements and trailers were released the movie just sounded worse and worse. The screenplay was rewritten by the film's inexperienced director and it shows. The film could have been a modern classic if they left the script be and hired a much more experienced director (especially one with experience in high concept sci-fi thrillers). But as it stands, Jurassic World is nothing more another mindless waste of celluloid designed to cash in on a popular name.
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Cheeezy GTA W
October 21, 2015
The movies was honestly great, I grew up watching the three other previous movies an was blown away on how well this movie actually turned out. I can not wait till the next one is released in 2020. Jurassic World an the rest of the series have always made there dinosaurs extremely life like, they do not make any flaws when it comes to this. This is why I'm giving it ☆☆☆☆☆
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