Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jurassic World (2015)

Today has been a busy day. In fact, between the Nightmares Zombie 5K and trick or treating, it has been even busier than a usual Halloween for us. In between these two events, I decided to kick back and watch a film I had been looking forward to: 2015s Jurassic World.

Plot/ A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the parks newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

While I was not a huge fan of the first two sequels in the Jurassic Park series, I had hoped that this one would be different. Unfortunately, although it was entertaining and kept me somewhat interested, the storyline was rather predictable, and nowhere near as impressive as the classic Steven Spielberg film. The dinosaurs were interesting and the idea of genetic splicing and developing new species is something that is a lot more relevant today than when the original came out; it is definitely something that people should file away in the back of their minds. A typical creature feature, this movie does feature many action sequences and there are some interesting scenes where they do a great job at taking viewers back to the original. Unfortunately, most of the characters are flat or unlikable, the ending is predictable, and some of the scenes feel a touch disjointed or out of place. In the end, this was a solid creature feature that has some extremely interesting moments. Yes, it never rises to the level of its source material, but it is one of the better entries in the franchise. Give it a shot!

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