What did you think of…Jurassic World?

Posted: June 12, 2015 in News
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It’s been 14 years since we last set foot on the islands of JURASSIC PARK and now it’s time to make our return. The only question is; was it worth the wait?Director Steven Spielberg wowed us with 1993’s adaptation of author Michael Crichton’s novel, creating a summer movie that stands the test of time to this day. Then game the mediocre THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, which left most of the original cast in the dust, minus the always welcome Dr. Ian Malcolm ( Jeff Goldblum) and failed to achieve the wonder of the original. Then, we were subjected to JURASSIC PARK III, which brought back Dr. Alan Grant ( Sam Neill) and replaced Spielberg with Joe Johnston in possibly the most loathed film of the series. It’s taken a long time to find the right people to bring back the Jurassic madness, but somehow life, uh, found a way and the series has been brought back to life, much like the film’s subjects with JURASSIC WORLD.

Director Colin Trevorrow (SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED), an indie filmmaker with a true passion for the project was brought on board to steer the project and a strong cast was built, including Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, and Brian Tee. While the trained dinos and genetically modified Indominus Rex had some folks in an uproar, the trailers have done more than enough to show the potential of what John Hammond’s dream come true could mean…both the good and the bad. Reviews so far have been mixed, but tend to fall higher than lower. Our own Eric Walkuski gave it 5/10, while Chris Bumbray gave it 7/10, citing that even for all its flaws the film is still a lot of fun. We also celebrated the return of the series with a special edition of our Awesome Art column and Dinner and a Movie!

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