>> Saturday, June 13, 2015
For the first time in forever (that's a Frozen reference for those keeping count), I found myself in a situation where I was able to do something sans kids with my husband. He asked what I wanted to do and I told him that I wanted to see Jurassic World. He glared at me in disbelief for about 10 seconds before he realized I was serious.
And so we went.
The thing about Jurassic World is that you can't over analyze it. This is not a movie that's intended to answer your deep and realistic questions about the possibility of DNA harvesting and a prehistoric theme park. It's a movie about dinosaurs. And the target audience is me. I was totally into it. I loved Chris Pratt as the lead and I officially intend on watching him in every movie from here on out. He has that "it" movie stars should strive to have. The plot was entertaining, the casting was decent, the dinosaurs were awesome and it was two hours of wonderful mindless entertainment. What else do you want from this franchise?
To me, Jurassic World delivered. I enjoyed it more than the 2nd and 3rd installments - but as I told my husband; all it did was make me nostalgic for Jurassic Park 1. That remains a classic to me. The way they ran from that T-Rex. The way it smashed the top of the jeep, the way it only sensed motion. Remember? The only thing missing in Jurassic World was Jeff Goldblum. Something about the way he says "must go faster , must go faster" , adds a certain dry humor to the action scenes that is timeless. Though really, Chris Pratt was awesome. I commend the guy for being so watchable and for delivering cheesy lines without any effort. He made me chuckle.
Anyway- if you're going to watch Jurassic World and ask all kinds of questions (like "why did the raptors become tame?" or "why did the raptors willing go into a squeeze machine?" or "why do these people keep making the same mistakes again?" or "why would anyone go into a land full of dinosaurs armed with nothing more than a taser gun?") - then this movie isn't for you. If you want to see Chris Pratt being awesome, dinosaurs chomping around in a pretend world, have a predictable ending with awesome visual effects, go see JW. If you want to be entertained, go see it.
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