Review on Jurassic World Movie
The film doesn’t skimp on special effects, but the story and dialogue are wooden
The dialogue in “Jurassic World” is nothing to write home about — surprise, surprise — but it is telling.
“No one’s impressed with a dinosaur anymore,” one character says near the beginning of the film. She’s talking about visitors to Jurassic World, the theme park built from the ashes of Jurassic Park Review. But that’s the obstacle the filmmakers face, too, right?
When Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” debuted in 1993, seeing a velociraptor whiz by or a T-Rex open his jaws and roar was stunning. Truly, there hadn’t been anything like it before, that kind of realism with such fantastic subject matter, and there couldn’t have been a better director than Spielberg to bring it to life.
But it’s 22 years later, both in real life and in the time frame of the film, and director Colin Trevorrow and the team of screenwriters acknowledge with that line the challenge they face, both in the movie and out. A generation of audiences has seen it all before.
Or as they say in the movie, “Consumers want them bigger, louder, more teeth.”
At least on that front, “Jurassic World” gives the people what they want.
Although customers still flock to the theme park, where they can see more and bigger dinosaurs — kids ride some in one attraction — growth isn’t meeting projections. We learn this from Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), the ice-queen manager who is evidently lacking in any form of human emotion.
This gets at another telling line in the film: “Nothing in Jurassic World is natural.”
This includes character development.
To boost attendance, the park’s resident scientific genius, Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong, the lone holdover from the first film), has come up with a new dinosaur or something like it: Indominus Rex, a genetically engineered creature whose origins are kept a secret. But what’s clear is that it is designed to be bigger and badder than anything that’s ever come before.
What could possibly go wrong?