Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jurassic World

As you must know by now, I like movies. I like them almost as much as I like books. We don't go out to the theater too often, but I do every now and then and if it's a good show, it's totally worth the money and a wonderful experience. If it's "Into the Woods", I want to die.

Last evening I was one of the millions of people that shelled out their hard earned cash to watch terrified people run for their lives from the evil jaws of.... dun dun dunnnnnnn.... bunnies.


...... I mean dinosaurs.

Movie rating: Pass the Popcorn.
(for an explanation of my rating system, checkout the post below this one. ;)

Man, Spielberg is a smart dude. He knows I'm one of the of adults who watched Jurassic Park in the theater as a kid and thought it was the coolest movie ever made. He knew that if he made another one, that I would get excited and would plan to go without giving it much thought. Let's face it, Jurassic 2 and 3 were terrible so NATURALLY I went hoping this would be better. And it was. Kinda.

I won't go into the plot of the story, there isn't much of one--if you saw the first one, you'll know what to expect in that department. However, the special effects were fantastic and some of the scenes were actually pretty intense. Bravo, Steven.

But seriously, folks, WHO decided on these characters?! WHO thought it was ok to do NO character development?! The thing that made the first one so great was that we CARED about the characters and didn't want them to be eaten. (Or in Nedry's case we actually did want him eaten.) At any rate, in Jurassic World, they hopped right past anything that might make me know something, ANYTHING about these characters that would help me FEEL for them, and swung right into making them dino-snacks.

Don't get me wrong, the hero kinda carried the movie for me, even though we knew little to nothing about his background. He was rugged and handsome and tough--very likable. The heroine was just plain bleh and the boys were more shallow than a kiddie pool.

The dinosaurs however, were fantastic! We all know velociraptors didn't really look like that, but we don't care. It's entertaining and thrilling and even though there are still things that bother me about the actual story, the fun factor nixed the rest. It was a great summer movie.

Would I see it again? Eh...probably. There were some really exciting scenes..... and Chris Pratt is pretty dreamy. ;)

Be advised-- In my opinion, this is not a movie for children! I was very disappointed in the amount of swearing that went on. Way too much--totally unnecessary. I don't remember as much in the first one. And there are some very intense scenes of death and carnage, so be aware of that.

Anyway, I hope you don't mind my new little avenue for blogging. Talking about books is my favorite, but every now and then I just gotta talk about something else too. ;)

Have you seen this? Will you, if you haven't already? Let me know what you thought!

Happy Watching! ;)


  1. I watched Jurassic World this afternoon, and I felt the same way you did. I did enjoy the movie. I thought it was intense and a bit gruesome. But you are absolutely right about the characters, I felt no connection to them. Loved watching Chris Pratt though (what's not to love!!) But the Aunt and the They were flat.

    1. Hey Candy!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who felt that way! Yeah, it was a fun movie, huh?! Could have been AMAZING if they'd done more with plot....but oh well. :)
      So glad you commented, thank you!

  2. I too loved Jurassic Park - - and although I never saw the sequels, I heard they fell flat so I decided I'd rather spend that money on another item or venture of interest. There's been A LOT of hype about Jurassic World - - but I thought I'd let the movie enthusiasts take it for a test drive before I'd shell out any green for the scene. Sooo . . . thanks for your review. . . and it looks like I'll be taking my green elsewhere - - probably feed it to my Kindle - - it's got a dinosaur appetite - - CHOMP...CHOMP!!!! lol

    1. HAHAHA!!! I love it, Pam! My kindle has quite an appetite as well! LOL
      Yeah, this movie was fun but can't hold a candle to the first.
      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!!
      Much love,

  3. We are hoping to see it this week. :) I loved your review! I can always expect to hear your honest thoughts and I love that. I love the Jurassic Park series - call me a geek - I love being scared by dinosaurs. lol. I'll for sure see it - for the dinosaurs and Chris Pratt. ;)

    1. If you're a geek, then I am too, Susan!! :) I love being scared by dinos as well!! After you see it I'd love to know what you think about it! And yes, if nothing else, Chris Pratt makes it all very worth it! ;)