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Jurassic World

Jurassic World
Posted on July 13, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: June 12, 2015

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Overall Rating: Bad

The operations manager of Jurassic World (Bryce Dallas Howard), her two nephews and a contracted dinosaur wrangler (Chris Pratt) are at the center of this dinosaur disaster movie, which introduces a new hybrid dinosaur into the Jurassic franchise.

The Good

Jurassic World is lots of fun. It moves at a good pace with lots of engaging, easy-to-follow action. There’s a good bit of tension throughout with barely a boring moment. I suppose I should also mention the dinosaurs. Yeah, they’re pretty cool.

The Bad

Beyond the action – and the dinosaurs – there isn’t much of anything remarkable here. In particular, the story and the characters are flimsy. There is little to emotionally bind us to what’s going on. Jurrasic World, like Jurrasic Park, is all spectacle. Unfortunately, unlike the original film, it has no heart.

The Ugly

Dallas Bryce Howard and Chris Pratt both have great on-screen presence. What they don’t have is chemistry. At least not romantically. There’s a kiss between them that feels incredibly awkward. The feeling isn’t, “Finally! They Kissed.” It’s closer to, “What? They’re kissing?!?”

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