Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Release Date: June 12, 2015
I had huge hopes for this when it came out. I loved the original Jurassic Park movie and was disappointed in the sequels. There were a few bright spots in each of them, but they just didn’t quite catch the spark. Twenty years later, I was hoping they had caught the spark again. Unfortunately, the answer is no. Part of the problem is that the original wonder of the first is hard to mimic and they tried too hard here. The plot is damn near the same, but it is more concerned about ramping up the bad dinosaurs, it leaves out the coolness of there being dinosaurs. The movie was also very predictable. I enjoy foreshadowing, but this movie didn’t even try to be subtle about it. A ten-year-old could have seen what was coming.
Overall, I did enjoy this, it just wasn’t all I wanted it to be. The new dinos were not bad, but they could have done better than a T-Rex with powers. The action scenes were done well, even when they were over the top. I was a bit worried they would water it down to pull in more children but I was happy to see they didn’t and kept lots of tension and even people being eaten. A lot of people being eaten.
A thought I had…I know that money drives the world, but if a theme park of dinosaurs had problems and everyone died, why would they reopen the park and who would risk going to the park? Me. I would go in a heartbeat and risk dying.