Friday, June 12, 2015
Jurassic World: As Good As the First
After an okay sequel and whatever that third movie was, Steven Spielberg actually pulled off a successful revisit to the island, and he spared no expense. With a budget of $150 million or more, Spielberg delivers an action-packed, exciting, and scary experience.
As you would expect, the plot is essentially the same as the first movie, only with more interesting characters, less cheesiness, cooler special effects. and a lot more extras: dinosaurs and people.
Despite the cliches and Hollywood formula, I actually enjoyed the ride. It's worth catching this one in the theater. It's as good, if not better than the first.
A quick warning, though. These dinosaurs are scarier, and some scenes are rather disturbing, so I would not take any smaller kids. I'm hoping for a couple of good nightmares, myself, tonight. We'll see.