I went and saw Jurassic World yesterday and it was exactly what I was expecting and wanting it to be.
The movie seems to start out exactly where Jurassic Park left off, which I think did a lot of good things for the movie. I honestly wasn’t too impressed with the two Jurassic Park sequels and I don’t even remember them very well, though I do own all three movies. But when I say that the movie started out exactly where the first movie left off, I mean that this movie takes place about twenty years after the incidents with Jurassic Park and now the park has become an actual theme park with rides, attractions, and the desire to create something so that ticket sales will increase.
As the movie progresses, we got little snippets of parts from the original movie, such as the banner and the original welcome center. Some of the references to the original movie might have been lost on me, since it’s been so long since I’ve seen any of them. I think some of the characters were also lost on me. But I still enjoyed the fact that they included so many tidbits for people who are fans of movies where dinosaurs eat man and woman inherits the earth 🙂
I have to admit that things in my personal life have been a little less-than-ideal lately and I was only too happy to spend two hours watching a movie where dinosaurs go tromping around eating a bunch of people. There were so many times when I laughed at either the ridiculousness of what the characters thought was a good idea or how the dinosaurs dealt with some of the remarkably unintelligent people throughout the movie. If the movie had been interactive in any way, I probably would have asked the characters several times why they thought what they were doing was any sort of a good idea. But it amused me, and that was definitely the point of the movie.
Overall, I would rate this movie as a high three on my rating scale. I may or may not buy it when it comes out, but it was certainly entertaining to watch 🙂