Release Date: June 12, 2015
Director: Colin Trevorrow
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.
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.
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.
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?!?”« « The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? | Insurgent » »