GUEST AUTHOR: Spencer Shaw
- 124 min
- Actors: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer
- Director: Colin Trevorrow
- Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
OVERVIEW – 5.0
Twenty-two years after the closing of the original Jurassic Park, a rich business man, Irrfan Khan (Simon Masrani), begins a new park (Jurassic World) on top of the bones of the original park to complete John Hammonds dream. To keep up with the demand for new and bigger dinosaurs and to keep the visitor rate high, the lab at Jurassic World creates a new hybrid dinosaur. This dinosaur is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any before. After this new dinosaur escapes, all the workers at Jurassic World try and keep as many people alive as possible.
POSITIVE CONTENT – 10.0
Brotherly love is a theme throughout the movie. Nick and Ty show up at the park and do not like each other. By the end of the movie the two brothers realize the importance of their relationship, come together, and promise never to leave each other.
Family is another theme. Nick and Ty’s parents are in the process of getting a divorce; Judy, their aunt, whom they have come to see at the park has not seen them in seven years. At the end of the movie it is inferred that, due to the events at the park, the parents will stay together, and Judy will be a major part of their lives.
Loyalty is a theme seen throughout the movie, even though it is between Chris and a group of velociraptors. Chris and the group of dinosaurs have a mutual respect for each other, and throughout the movie Chris emphasizes the importance of having a relationship with them. At the end the velociraptors risk their lives to save Chris.
As with all dinosaur movies there are references to evolution and the age of the earth, which can be good teaching moments.
QUESTIONABLE CONTENT – 9.0
- There is a lot of violence and gore in this movie. You see many people die and have parts of their body or their whole body eaten by a dinosaur. There are several scenes that include a lot of blood.
- Several conversations about evolution and the age of the earth.
SEXUAL CONTENT – 4.0
- A couple of innuendos are made toward characters having sex.
- There are several references to dinosaurs mating.
- A man and woman kiss.
- A woman wears a shirt that reveals her cleavage throughout the movie.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL CONTENT – 1.0
There are two men shown drinking alcohol.
PROFANE LANGUAGE – 5.0
- Moderate use of “Sh-t.”
- 3 uses of “hell”, “damn”, and “son of a b-tch.”
- 1 use of “Jesus” name in vain.
Overall I thought this movie was a decent time filler. It was a good story line, but nothing really to set it apart from the original Jurassic Park movies. Having seen all three Jurassic Park movies, the first Jurassic Park still stands as the best. Jurassic World had some new and neat invasions to the park, as you would expect for a park built over twenty years later; however, the storyline was predictable. Just like in Jurassic Park, you have a park of dinosaurs, things get out of hand, one escapes and then it becomes a survival movie. I am also not a kid anymore, as I was when I saw Jurassic Park and was wowed by a cool dinosaur movie, so maybe that is part of the problem. All-in-all, it is an average movie with a predictable storyline that fails to set this movie apart.
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