Monday, June 15, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)

IMDb plot summary: Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly.
Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Ty Simpkins.

I went into this movie with very low expectations, and honestly, I think that worked in its favor, because I ended up having a lot of fun. Oh, don't get me wrong, the script is terrible. It's awkward and strange and there are a lot of laugh-out-loud awful lines. The characters are flat and their motivations are weird. But the last 30 minutes or so are all just pure dinosaur fight insanity, and that is TOTALLY WORTH IT. This is not a particularly *good* movie, because if you look at it closely it falls apart really fast, but it's a really enjoyable dumb blockbuster.

3.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Jurassic World > The Man In the Iron Mask
Jurassic World < Eat Pray Love
Jurassic World < Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World > The Forbidden Kingdom
Jurassic World > The Switch
Jurassic World < The Ring
Jurassic World < The Blind Side
Jurassic World > Bee Movie
Jurassic World > Selma
Jurassic World < John Dies at the End
Jurassic World > The Last Unicorn
Final spot: #945 out of 2366.

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