Movie Review: Jurasic World

Its hard to believe that 22 years have past since the amazing special effects of the first movie came out and that this is the 4th Jurassic movie. I was hoping that the special effects of showing all those different dinosaurs had improved in 22 years but there is really no obvious special effects improvement that I noticed in this movie. As with the previous 3 movies, there is no real story here and its always the same. We have dinosaurs, we have a park and or people on an island and then things go wrong. Then we have people running for their lives. One thing that really stands out about this movie is that the deaths of some people is especially disturbing and violent so it it definitely not a movie to take any child who is under 14 years old. Some of the deaths, especially one of a woman being eaten by Pterodactyls in water was way over the top and in my opinion it was not necessary to show such a violent death.

This is the first of the 4 movies where they show a hybrid dinosaur, one that was created in the lab by the first scientist who was in the original 1993 movie and this is the first re-appearance of this original Jurassic scientist. The entire plot centers on this dinosaur somehow fooling the security team of the Jurassic World park and somehow, because of its genetic ability, is able to avoid being detected by the heat sensors in his cage. This brings out the biggest problem of this movie, which is a believable idea. Way too often in this movie the producers made decisions based on the fact that they wanted some action or something amazing to happen so they can have a situation where Dinosaurs create havoc. If this were a real park then something would be inserted into all the Dinosaurs where they could not only be detected, but also disabled, should they somehow escape from their elaborate cages.

There are other situations in this movie where no normal thinking person would do some of the things they show them doing in the movie. The actions of these people are not only too risky, but downright stupid. We are also expected to believe that the main character in the movie is able to not only train and control Raptors, but also befriend them as well. This is of course, not believable. As always the Hollywood producers in this movie forego a very good script in favor of special effects and we have all seen this way too often in movies.

Go to Jurassic World for the action, the special effects but not for the story. Do not bring any children younger than 14 to this movie as some of the violence and death is way too much for a young child. I saw this movie in IMAX 3D, but this movie is good enough to see without these extra special effects.

Overall, I do recommend this movie.

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