While Jurassic World takes a little bit of time to find its proper pacing, once it does it is all hands on deck and non-stop to the very end. This film features more dinosaurs than previous installments, after all the park is finally open after 22 years. The cast is made up of familiar faces from Chris Pratt (Hollywood’s current golden boy), Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer, and Jake Johnson as well as some other faces you may recognize from other projects and the cast doesn’t disappoint in their mix of comedic moments to moments of terror. And let’s just say that if Pratt hasn’t already established himself as a true action star and bad ass, this movie definitely does it for him. Move over Indiana Jones is all I’m saying. Btw, to anyone who thought the idea of a “Raptor Wrangler” was dumb, the premise makes more sense after seeing this.
The action of all things does not disappoint in Jurassic World, whether it’s jumping from waterfalls to a massive end of movie battle involving multiple dinosaur species (not saying any more than the fact that it’s AWESOME!). The score which was originally done by John Williams in previous films is now done by composer Michael Giacchino (Pixar’s “Up”, ABC’s “LOST”) and completely lives up to the emotion of the film. Being the fan that I am of the franchise, I got chills the moment I heard that famous and well known Jurassic Park suite as part of the film. Lastly, this film does one thing that its predecessors never did and that is spotlight a little bit of humanity in the dinosaurs themselves. While it was great treating them as the monsters that they are in the first 3 films, the creatures in this film have evolved much like the franchise itself. It truly asks the question as to if there ever could be a way for a once extinct species to co-exist with humans today. We may never know, but I can promise you that after seeing this movie you may question it yourself. Do yourself a favor and go enjoy what is sure to be this summer’s blockbuster hit.
Final Rating: Solid 8 out of 10