As soon as Jurassic World opened in Spain, I was cueing into a movie theatre to watch it. Why?! OMG!!! Dinosaurs!
I am not a die-hard Jurassic Park fan, but come on people, it opened 22 years ago, my 8 year-old self was quite impressionable back then, and the movie brought this new amazing thing that were animatronic dinosaurs expositions… They are pretty cool, are they not?! For a bit there I almost wanted to be a paleontologist… I came close enough.
I thought Jurassic World did pretty great, the movie is super entertaining and fun, and I loved all those little (and not so little) references to the original Jurassic Park.
The story in itself is not so different… the Park is now open and a huge success, run by Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), but they feel the need to keep visitors engaged, so they decide to create a new Dino, a mix of T-Rex with a lot of something else. Owen (Chris Pratt), who has an awesome job as the alpha in the raptor’s pack, doesn’t think this is a very good idea, but by then it’s too late and the new super powerful Dino is roaming around the island, free as a bird (except he doesn’t fly).
Then there’s Claire’s nephews, Gray and Zach, they aren’t that annoying… I liked Zach best…
You should see the movie!
What I liked:
- Chris Pratt! I would be happy listening to him reading a grocery-shop list, I’m sure of it.
- The dinosaurs!!!! All of them!
- A lot of action.
- They even made me cry for some dinos… The Apatosaurus dying… 😦 And then the raptors… oh the raptors… 😦
What I didn’t like:
- Let me start with this: WTF CLAIRE?! So, let me get this straight, she works at a theme park and she goes to work dressed all in white?! Then she goes looking for the kids in her heels?! Then she doesn’t take the stupid heels off for the entire movie?! ARE YOU JOKING ME?! Are they made of titanium? That’s the only what they would last what they did…
- Claire! Nothing against Bryce Dallas Howard, but she just doesn’t work for me…
- I think they missed an opportunity with the character of Gray. I first thought that they were going for a representation of Asperger’s syndrome, he’s clearly much more intelligent than other kids and there’s something about the way he related to other people. But they didn’t, which is ok, but the character then felt off… don’t know how to explain it better than this.
- Owen and Claire felt so forced. So did the military subplot. Vincent D’Onofrio was a much better villain in Daredevil.
I guess that’s about it! I really enjoyed this movie, and I should give the first one a re-watch, just for old times sake.