On July 4th Al and I were keeping our day pretty low key. We stayed close to home and then in the afternoon decided to go and check out the movie Jurassic World. I grew up around the Jurassic movies and remember the excitement of imaging that such a park could exist and of course, the implications around having such a park exist.
We really enjoyed the movie. It was like the next generation of Jurassic Park. They were trying again to create the park that once failed all those years ago. Now they were trying to keep up with the ever changing demands of this world – not just wanting to see a dinosaur… but a bigger, scarier, dinosaur then ever seen before.
Super sizing is not always the way to go.
It’s actually a great idea and an apparent win (according to an article I read this morning the movie is well on its way to becoming one of the biggest movies of all time). Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are pretty amazing in their roles. Chris playing Owen, the “Raptor whisperer” with the smoking good looks and kick ass attitude, and Bryce playing Claire a stuffy over achiever who is all about her job and has little time for anything or anyone else.
If you get the chance – see this one at the theater for the BIG screen feel. We went to the 3D version (mainly due to the timing) and found it to be well done.
11 thoughts on “Movie: Jurassic World”
I saw this at the drive in a few weeks ago but didn’t write my review yet. We all loved it!
I haven’t been to the movies this summer but I am going to try and catch this one in the theater!
I really want to go see this one! I have such fond memories of the first Jurassic Park movie. And the books, too.
I loved this movie! We saw it in 3D!
I have heard so many wonderful things about this movie. Reading your review just makes me want to run right out and see it right now!
clear culmination point at the end with the two big dinosaur fight but not that much for plot
I loved this film too. I am a big fan of the original. I remember being nine and seeing the cardboard cut out in the local cinema and knowing I had to go see this film. I’ve loved it since. The sequels not so much but always the first.
They have remastered it into 3D actually, so if your telly can handle it it is well worth it. In fact I think they did a better job of 3D-ising it than they did with this one!!
I think JW really captured what the original film had. Fear and wonder. It has a lot more action than the first… I guess that’s a sign of the times though. Less talking, more running.
The only movie I’ve seen so far this summer is Inside Out, which I l enjoyed a great deal. I also loved the Lava short film beforehand. This dinosaur movie sounds like it would be a lot of fun, especially in 3-D. Thanks for a terrific review!
I may need to see Inside Out. 🙂
Sounds like they did a good job with this one. Sequels are often disappointing – I’m glad this one isn’t! (and yes, see Inside Out – it’s so cute and has a ton of jokes that only grown-ups will get.)
Can you tell us more about this? I’d want to find out more details.