Monday, June 15, 2015
Jurassic World Review: One Jurassic Mess!
Taking place twenty two years after the first film, the park has been reopened as Jurassic World. The new and improved island has brought people all across the world to see its attractions. However the park's buyrates has been slipping. So in order to bring something new to Jurassic World, the scientist create a new kind of dinosaur known as the Indominus Rex. Unfortunately the scientist of Jurassic World did their job a little too well as what they created was a highly intelligent dinosaur that is bent on attacking anything that moves. With the Indominus Rex on the loose, it is up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to stop the creature and the save the unexpected tourists before the creature makes its way to the park's center.
I have no issue with a film's plot being merely a simple adventure. There is plenty of entertainment one can have with a simplistic story. I however cannot accept the plot that is Jurassic World. It was not the story's simplicity that bugged me, but rather its disregard to explain anything and the cliches that the drove this plot. At no time was any background given about how we got from Jurassic Park to Jurassic World. I realize that a story can throw you into the thick of things, but Jurassic World's story was one that needed to be explained. There were points where it seemed that the plot wanted to be complex, but story's need to be cliched just left me scratching my head throughout the film's run-time.
To say that Jurassic World was a disappointment is an understatement. While factors such as acting, music and direction in action were tolerable, these were not enough to save the film from its poor storytelling, cliched characters and horrendous use of effects. As unfortunate as it is to say, Jurassic World is the worst kind of blockbuster. If this is to be resurgence of this series, then the filmmakers need to seriously go back to the drawing board or leave this franchise extinct.