IHGB Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’

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Jurassic World

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins
The Trailer:

The Gist:

A dinosaur created in a test tube at the Jurassic Park genetics lab is reared and released into it’s own, natural habitat. Unfortunately, this crazy dinosaur doesn’t like to be cooped up behind walls and decides to go on a killing spree. Whoopsie.

My Thoughts:

  • I adore Chris Pratt and would probably follow him to the ends of the earth. Therefore, seeing this movie during opening week was a no brainer for me.
  • With that said, Mr. Pratt does not play the energetic, snarky guy you may be used to watching on the big (and small) screen. He has a few funny moments, but I would describe his character (Owen) as: Someone who is trying really hard not to die.
  • Owen does not disappoint when it comes to heroic rescues and manly escapes. To quote one of the kids in the movie, “Owen is a bad ass.” Kids these days are so smart.
  • Speaking of the kids, I thought brothers Zach and Gray were perfectly cast. They were scared without being whiny or weak. And somehow they grounded the show by reminding each other that what was happening (read: huge dinosaur hunting them down for sport) on any given day is a highly unlikely occurrence, yet here we are.
  • Do you like action? This movie is for you!
  • Do you like blood, guts and crunching bones? This movie is for you!
  • Do you like romance and chemistry that radiates off the screen? This movie is not for you.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt have very little chemistry. He’s rugged, dirty and his best friends are a pack of raptors. She’s prim, proper and only interested in how much money the park can make. CLEARLY this should be a romance match made in heaven, but it fell flat. Very flat.
  • Jake Johnson (aka: NICK MILLER) is the comic relief in an old school Jurassic Park t-shirt. And he nails it while sporting a sweet mustache.
  • Owen was never shirtless in the entire movie. This baffles me. When you have Chris Pratt’s abs, shoulders, back and general build, why in the world would you leave all that covered up?

Survey Says

Jurassic World recently reached number five on the all-time worldwide box office list. I think any movie that can surpass a ice-wielding princess and wand carrying wizard deserves the $12 ticket to see Pratt on the big screen.

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