JURASSIC WORLD REVIEW
So last night I went to the drive in to see Jurassic World and Pitch Perfect 2, but since this is a science fiction and fantasy blog, I will only be gushing about Jurassic World. So, first off we are headed to the island from the first one again. I didn’t watch any of the other Jurassic Park movies, so I can’t really say much about how it relates to them, but I was pretty excited that we were headed back to that tropical oasis. If you haven’t seen the trailer for it yet, I’ll assume you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re like me and just don’t normally keep up with that stuff. Yes, I’m kind of a lover of my rock. So, Jurassic World is this theme park on the original island of Jurassic Park. The admins of the island are worried about slagging tourists and they always look for a new and better attraction to bring in the money. How do they do this? Well, apparently they think creating this hybrid of terrifying, cunning, and blood thirsty dino blends is the perfect solution. How does that work out for them? You guessed it LOTS of bloodshed!
And I LOVED it.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I really love disaster type movies and those movies where people are trapped and trying to get away from horrible beasties. This was perfect for my love of horrible beasties.
Chris Pratt. Hands down. For me, Chris Pratt was the attraction I’d go to Jurassic World for, not the bloodthirsty Indominus Rex. There’s just something about that man. In fact, he might have been the reason I went to see it. Oh, and the Raptors. LOVED them! The other awesome part for me? Pterodactyls. LOVE them. They were probably some of my favorite dinosaurs as a kid, and I was thrilled to see them! As soon as they came into the story I turned to my sister with glee shinning in my eyes and said “they were carnivores, right?” To which she responded (to my insane delight) “yes.” Also, the water dinosaur known as the mosasaurus was freaking awesome! Loved that thing. Besides Chris Pratt, I think that was what drew me to the theater!
The characters were pretty transparent. You could kind of see how they were going to “grow and learn” from their experience. And it was also pretty apparent what all of their flaws were right out of the gate. I still loved the interaction though. And don’t worry, they may have put the incredibly pale, incredibly red haired Bryce Dallas Howard in a screaming white dress that only accentuated her alabaster complexion but it does get dirty, and she becomes less of an eye sore. All in all, I recommend it!