Jurassic World – Should I Watch It?

Intro to… Jurassic World
It has been twenty-two years since the horrific events of the pre-opening of Jurassic Park. John Hammond has since passed, but his legacy lives on. Friend and fellow-billionaire Simon Masrani has turned Hammond’s dream of creating a dinosaur park into a reality. For the last ten years people from all over the world have visited Isla Nublar to tremble in the presence of the ancient behemoths. However, we live in an age where interest is fleeting and not even the mighty T-Rex draws attention away from the latest iteration of Flappy Bird. To put the park back into the spotlight, Masrani orders mad-scientist Dr. Henry Wu to create something even more impressive – a genetically enhanced T-Rex.

The Plot
They might have spared no expense, but they should have hired a cleverer girl. The fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series introduces park manager Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), a massive control freak that has the emotional awareness of a rock.

She is forced to work with Indiana Jones look-a-like Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a dinosaur researcher who is exploring the possibility of raptor domestication, when the owner of the park orders her to take a look at the safety precautions of the park’s upcoming attraction: the genetically engineered Indominous Rex.

This is where the story of the film has its weakest point. Rather than introducing an intelligent mechanic on how the dinosaur escapes, it is sheer human stupidity that forwards the plot. And it is not just one character that has a colossal brainfart; every character in this scene acts like a complete idiot. Claire simply calling her team for a GPS tracking request, or Owen not immediately opening and entering the cage of the highly aggressive and intelligent predator could have prevented everything that happens in this movie. But it does, and shit gets real.

Should I watch It?
The film starts off a bit slow. It introduces the various characters and establishes the bare minimum of required backstory. Fortunately it quickly picks up its pace to deliver the dinosaur thrill ride you have come to expect from a Jurassic Park flick.

The weak plot, two-dimensional characters, and unendearing side-stories, prevent this movie from being great. But what it does well is entertain. Nothing made sense yet it made me smile throughout the entire film. Give it a try but keep your expectations low.

Yes, watch it.

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