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A Love-Hate Relationship
Genetically Engineered Dinosaurs
A Know-It-All Kid
Sound familiar? It should. These are the base ingredients in every Jurassic Park movie. The most recent in the franchise, Jurassic World Fallen Empire is no exception. There were laughs, tears, and nostalgia.
Oh yes, this movie is going to pull at your heartstrings. Despite the overhanded references to the earlier Jurassic Park movies and the ‘inside’ jokes about the dinosaurs this movie delivered on its promise.
The imagery and design of the dinosaurs was spot on and very realistic. The movie makes you think about what it means to be raised in a world where dinosaurs don’t exist.
As mentioned previously, there were plenty of call-backs to the previous films and although heavy-handed at times they were good for a few laughs.
There were moments of awe, moments of fear, and moments where you couldn’t tear your eyes away.
What about the bad?
A few minor items that should be addressed. Yes, everyone is wearing the appropriate footwear from running through the jungle, this time.
But there were a few things that seemed to slip through the cracks. For example, how you can sneak dinosaurs onto a private estate in North America. Yeah, I’m not buying it. The port authority someplace would be screaming if they saw that many large ships with that kind of cargo. (Paid off?) Well, maybe. You can’t hide all those animals in one place, I don’t care where you live. Someone would have seen something. That place ain’t cleaning itself. One old nanny isn’t doing the gardening. They should have at least made it look like someone else lived there besides the dying old man and the nanny.
Then there’s that whole break up between Dallas Howard’s character and Chris Pratt’s character. It was a bit annoying that the writers couldn’t come up with a good enough reason for that. For all the effort they put into splitting them up they could have just kept them together. (A break up for break up’s sake–pass.)
The tried and true message of adults are dumb and kids are the only ones who know what’s really going on. This one, well, what else is there to say about it other than, why didn’t the nanny or anyone else see what was going on in the basement? Then a kid who has just experienced a life or death scenario facing down a dinosaur making the decision about what should happen to them. Nope. Again, it was a little too unbelievable.
But, even with those little things the movie held up to the hype. It was exactly what it was supposed to be, another look at the consequences of our actions and how we pay the price and who must suffer for those choices.
Will they be making another one? From the ending, it looks like the answer to that is going to be a resounding yes.
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