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Jurassic World

Jurassic World
Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and Vincent D'Onofrio

Rated: PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.
Reviewed by: Dave  
Release date: June 12, 2015 Released by: Universal Studios, Inc.

Jurassic World "clones" (pun intended), Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park in so many ways. It's now been twenty-two years and Isla Nublar has somehow been reborn from the ashes. It's even taboo to mention the death and destruction that occurred there earlier when John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) was in charge. Now we have the seriously uptight Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) overseeing operations on the island.
In 1993, Hammonds' two grandchildren were running away from the hungry dinosaurs. In 2015, it's Dearing's two nephews. Once again, all hell breaks loose on the island. Even the Pterodactyl's are busily swooping down on the terrified crowds looking for a quick meal. Do those mean old dinosaurs of Isla Nublar only wreak havoc when the grandchildren, and nephews are visiting for the weekend?
Not to worry though, help is on the way. Owen Brady (Chris Pratt) is on the hunt for our big bad dinosaur. Perched on his motorcycle, leading his trained group of headphone wearing Velociraptors. Do raptors only listen to rap music?
What Jurassic World sorely needed was a reminder from (Ian Malcolm), Jeff Goldblum about his Chaos Theory. With all of the  inherent dangers of playing God.  All the greatness that was Jurassic Park will never be duplicated. It was a film way ahead of its time, with visionary director Steven Spielberg at the helm.
I imagine Jurassic World was filmed to introduce newer audiences to Spielberg's storied franchise. Unfortunately, the things that excited kids in 1993 are not the same in 2015.

Even the youngster sitting next to me was more concerned with asking his Mom questions like. Who cleans up all of the dinosaur poop?  Times have surely changed.

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