Jurassic World: A Movie Review

Twenty years after the events of Jurassic Park, a fully functioning dinosaur theme park called Jurassic World has been established based on the vision of John Hammond. However, after 10 years of operation, public interest is declining. In order to bring attendance numbers up, the dinosaur lab creates a new genetically modified creature ensured to amaze children and frighten their parents. But when their creation proves to be smarter and more cruel than they intended, will they be able to stop it before it tears the park apart?

As a fan on Jurassic Park and Chris Pratt, I was very excited to see Jurassic World and even more excited when the movie did not disappoint. The movie had a good pace and was never overwhelming with information or too slow to the point where you’re wondering if the movie was almost over.

One thing I was a bit nervous about, but that didn’t end up bothering me too much, was Chris Pratt as the main character. As a fan of Parks and Recreation I’m so used to the lovable, puppy dog-type Andy Dwyer from the show and was unsure if I’d be able to see Pratt in a more serious role. While there were a few times I felt like it was Bert Macklin, one of Andy’s imaginary characters, and not Owen in the lead, I honestly think that Chris Pratt was probably the best actor for the role. While I did think Owen had some of the same tendencies as Andy, they were still two completely different characters that Pratt was able to differentiate.

I would say my only complaint about the whole movie was that I felt the ending was a little predictable. As the scenes rolled I was able to guess exactly what was going to happen seconds before it actually happened. However, I do like that they left the movie open for a sequel. I don’t think there would have been enough time in this movie to explain everything that was going on. If they tried I think it would be information overload with several different big plots that would end up ruining the movie by making it too confusing.

So if you’re a fan of the original Jurassic Park, I highly recommend seeing this movie. Not only is it a great new story line, but Jurassic World pays homage to the original that fans will enjoy. I also think it’s a good movie for new viewers. While younger kids may find it a bit scary, Jurassic World may open the door for them to want to go back and see the original.