Finally– finally!– ‘Jurassic World’ is available for our viewing pleasure. Before we sink our teeth into the new film (sorry, but the pun was too obvious), here’s what the critics had to say!
At long last, on June 12, Jurassic World hit theaters and was made available for us to feast our eyes and ears upon. The film, which stars Chris Pratt, is a take off on the 1992 classic, Jurassic Park, thus creating very high expectations. So, does this updated thriller live up to its predecessor? Check out the reviews!
In reality, there’s more flab than muscle packed on this galumphing franchise reboot, which, as it lumbers from scene to scene, reminds you of what a great action god Steven Spielberg is. Too bad he didn’t take the reins on this.
It’s now been 14 years since the last movie—plenty of time for us to shake off those lackluster follow-ups and for Spielberg and his brain trust to spitball a new rationale for revisiting their tropical paradise-gone-amok. And while the new Jurassic World pales next to the awe-inspiring spectacle of the original, it’s easily the franchise’s most thrilling sequel yet.
Jurassic World is obviously critic-proof, though not invulnerable to word of mouth, which may prove to be less than ecstatic. Nothing said here will have the slightest bearing on its performance at the box office. All the same, something should be said about the film’s cheesiness—it doesn’t even look good, though it sounds grand—and the shoddiness of its workmanship.
It’s a ride: Shell out for the biggest and most kinetic experience. Because whatever else you say about Jurassic World, its amazing special effects — not just hurtling dinosaurs but flying killer pterodactyls — make it one of the most rousing people-running-away-from-stuff movies ever made. At its best, it’s good enough to take your mind off its worst, which is saying a lot.
Are you going to check out Jurassic World?
— Casey Mink