Jurassic World Review – Well It Could Have Been Worse

Ivan Dimitrijevic By Ivan Dimitrijevic, 21st Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/236mxd9j/
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A review of Jurassic World, which got quite a bit of hate from the fan base when it hit the cinemas.

Intro

One of the movies I was really looking forward to this year was Jurassic World. Since I watched all of the previous Jurassic Park movies, I can’t say I was expecting to be blown away by this sequel. I was simply driven by nostalgia and wanted to see what they will come up with this time. Personally, I love exotic pets, and keeping a reptile in the house is sort of hobby, so basically any movie that revolves around reptiles is a must see for me. The Godzilla reboot, Snakes on the Plane, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (amphibians I know), were all a must see for me. Since I have such a weird hobby, this movie was no exception.

First of all, movies like Jurassic Park, or Jurassic World are really easy to criticize, considering they revolve around “what if” scenarios, so you can’t say they have any meaningful insight. Still, new age movies can deliver more dynamic action packed pieces that are real eye candy. In other words, if this is what you expect from the movie, I can’t say you’ll be disappointed.

Plot (SPOILERS AHEAD)

When it comes to the plot of Jurassic World, the word “cliché” sums it up perfectly, but they also added some new angles. In this part, there’s a guy who wants to recruit dinosaurs to fight in wars, and I think this is extremely ridiculous, since it sounds like something Doctor Evil from Austin Powers would do. Furthermore, the plot devices writers used for story progression are terrible and very often make absolutely no sense.
First of all, they make a dinosaur which is a hybrid of a tyrannosaurus and raptor, plus they added some snake, frogs and cuttlefish to the mixture, in order to make it more terrifying, and then to top it all they give it the ability to camouflage. WHY? If audience can’t see it than what was the point?

Much like in the first Jurassic Park movie, things go south due to a security system malfunction and clumsy guards. Only this time the dinosaur that escapes is a vicious hybrid who was made because people somehow grew tired of seeing regular dinosaurs. The hybrid dinosaur goes on a rampage, Chris Pratt (Owen) feels sorry for him, and the antagonist (Hoskins) wants to use it as a weapon.

The visitors are kept in the dark about the whole ordeal in order for Jurassic World staff to avoid a bad reputation, and people who are supposed to be warned about the danger have bad reception on their phones. In the midst of all that chaos it somehow turned out that the only viable pilot on the island is the CEO of Jurassic World. I know, when it is written like this it looks like random stuff placed in the script, but trust me this is what it looks like in the movie as well.

Deus ex Machina

A scientist should never try to revive dinosaurs, and a writer should never use divine intervention or Deus ex Machina to resolve the issue. But, Jurassic World writers are daring and are not afraid to venture into forbidden territories, so a giant T-rex or Tyrannosaurs ex-Machina is introduced at the end of the movie, and he fights a giant T-rex/raptor hybrid. In spite of all the ridiculousness in the movie, that fight scene was nothing short of epic. In fact, it was the reason why I actually think the movie went from bad to pure awesome. Furthermore, one of the raptors aids T-rex in this battle, after all, it is the only way to even the odds, and it was a team-up we have never seen before in movie history. Besides, throughout the movie all of the characters are half-dimensional (that’s right calling them one dimensional would be giving too much credit), so no one cares if they die, and you actually feel more connected to the dinosaurs.

Conclusion

I guess the movie is worth seeing, as I said there are a lot of awesome moments that can make you forget about all of the inconsistencies in the story, and despite all of the mentioned flaws, I still liked it more than the rest of the movies from the franchise.

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