Jurassic World

Jays Rating:

Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus, Gallimimus, and Velociraptors seem totally and completely real in the fourth film about man-eating dinosaurs entitled, Jurassic World. It’s been about ten years since the theme park Jurassic World opened and scientists created a new dinosaur to bolster dwindling attendance. The new dinosaur is an Indominus Rex, which is a DNA hybrid mix of Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptors, Cuttlefish and Tree Frog. (What is it about dinosaurs that make people do stupid things? Do they just want to see people devoured?) Anyway, the new dinosaur is larger, faster, and smarter than all of the other dinosaurs so of course it escapes by eating a couple security guards. (Maybe they could have used Paul Blart, Mall Cop.) People visiting the park are enjoying riding in the gyrosphere – a large see-through ball that has seating for two – that rolls along in a valley where it can be navigated around herbivore dinosaurs. The thrills begin to ramp up when Grey (Ty Simtkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) the two nephews of park promoter Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) are stranded in the valley with the Indominus Rex attacking their gyro sphere. (Kind of like a cat attacking a hamster in a hamster ball.) A helicopter makes an admirable effort to rescue the boys, but crashes, so dinosaur trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) allows his four trained Velociraptors to hunt the Indominus Rex. (Kind of like hunting dogs but with bigger teeth.) There is no real action for the first forty minutes of the film, but a little character development is necessary if the audience is going to care when someone is eaten. (Maybe I should say dinosaur development.) When the action finally begins it doesn’t slow down for the rest of the movie. This film has more aggressive dinosaurs, a higher body count and more dinosaurs attacking each other than in previous films. (Apparently there are good and bad dinosaurs.) This movie is much better than the third Jurassic park film but still lacks the story depth of the first two. (Nothing can get adrenaline pumping like watching water vibrate in a glass when a Tyrannosaurus Rex is walking nearby.) The soundtrack is great and the Jurassic Park theme song sets the mood. I’m giving this entertaining film a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.