Posted by: greercn | June 17, 2015

Jurassic World

People exist who are not thrilled by dinosaurs. Weird, but true.

The old Jurassic Park movies pale into insignificance when compared to the big-budget all-action blockbuster that is “Jurassic World”.

Endless talent and resources have gone into this. Honestly, it scared me.

My Very Intelligent Friend is as into dinosaurs as I am but he didn’t jump as often as I did. But then, he is genetically much more British than I am.

Essentially, I am a small child masquerading as an adult. And I loved every chase, dinosaur, bad guy and hero.

The two boys at the heart of this story (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) are not annoying and will even make you say “aw” a few times.

Chris Pratt and Bruce Dallas Howard are just fine in the big adult roles and Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, BD Wong and Vincent D’Onofrio all have super moments.

Director Colin Trevorrow has inhaled deeply at the well of executive producer Steven Spielberg and you move briskly from big action scene to another big action scene.

It’s 130 minutes long with hardly any filler, after the first slow 20 minutes.

There is fun homage to the old Jurassic Park stories, too.

But enough of the people. This is all about the huge range of dinosaurs, interspersed by little homilies on human progress. Talking goes away mercifully quickly and you are staring in awe at magnificent creatures through most of this film.

Oh, just go see it. Everybody else will.


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