Jurassic World – They show me a world I saw before

MOVIES – Tons of CGI in 3D, bloodthirsty dinos, an “unlikely”… ah scrap that, a “likely” hero, and some predictable fun are the main characteristics of the latest Jurassic movie. Colin Trevorrow’s picture doesn’t take any risks: it is using the same old formula with younger actors but the same kind of thrills.


We are 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.


He’s bigger. Stronger. Nastier.

The science department behind the new big entertainment dinosaur park created a new, bloodthirsty dinosaur, which is getting loose in the park and kills everyone: other dinos and humans alike. He’s basically what the big white shark was in Spielberg’s Jaws: he’s enormous, extremely bloodthirsty and kill his prey for pleasure. He’s the “Goliat” what the new “David” must fight who is this time Owen (Chris Pratt), an ex-military expert, who trains velociraptors at the theme park owner’s demand.

And of course the usual pack of velociraptors aren’t missing from the show either. Perhaps those are the most interesting in the whole movie as they are not necessarily “evil” since they are following the lead of the “alpha male” who is none other, then Owen himself.


The Good, the Bad, the Uglies, the Pretty MILF and the Kids.

There’s more a lot dinosaurs and more characters here, but this has no real effect on the quality of the story. No one is really annoying or bad (not even the two kids) but no one stands out from the crowd either. Masrani, the greedy owner wants even more entertainment from his monsters, the fat G.I. Joe, Hoskins wants to turn Owen’s raptors into super soldiers which Owen – of course – doesn’t likes at all.


Claire, the overachiever MILF CEO wants the theme park to be profitable and having meeting after meeting doesn’t care much about his young nephews who were sent to her, but of course the sudden tragedy will contradict her plans and changes her perspective in things. The story follows the rule of similar movies, and you can foretell the fate of almost every characters, there are almost zero surprises here. There’s not many cringe-worthy scenes here, but not much surprises either.


A big cake of CGI effects with cherry on the top

As you can expect Jurassic World is full of CGI effects. I have seen the movie in the IMAX 3D version and since I have a 3D TV at home I was a bit jaded and not impressed with the 3D quality. I was a bit surprised that movie makers didn’t even try to present us 3D scenes with raptors or raptor birds “jumping” or flying out from the movie picture while there are occasions to that. This movie was perhaps the best suited to have those “cheap” 3D effects and I am bit underwhelmed that it was missing from it.

Otherwise the raptors are well designed and pretty believable and the dinosaur fans can easily recognize their favourites in the movie.


Predictable fun

There are few surprises in Jurassic World – neither good nor bad. The movie script – full of clichés – works, not much cringe-worthy there, the visuals are good, although the 3D effects are unremarkable. Chris Pratt is a bit boring as the main hero of the movie, it’s a bit surprising that he’s outplayed by Bryce Dallas Howard in the role of Claire. Oh yes, this must be her nice legs, which have a big role during the whole movie.

If you want a summer dinosaur fun, get ready to bring lots of pop-corn and soda and if you don’t expect much else from this movie, then you will be genuinely satisfied.


Jurassic World

Actors - 7.1
Directing - 7.4
Story - 6.6
Visuals - 8.1
Ambiance - 7.8



If you want a summer dinosaur fun, get ready to bring lots of pop-corn and soda and if you don’t expect much else from this movie, than you will be genuinely satisfied.

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BadSector is a seasoned journalist for more than twenty years. He communicates in English, Hungarian and French. He worked for several gaming magazines - including the Hungarian GameStar, where he worked 8 years as editor. (For our office address, email and phone number check out our impressum)

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