Friday, June 19, 2015

Jurassic World ~ What I Thought

Jurassic World has been a long awaited 80's kid anticipation for so many months now. Speculation on whether or not Chris Pratt was  go to do this movie justice or not was of course around in the beginning. What remake doesn't have a crap ton of people hating on it's re inception to today's society!? After all, you've more than likely seen those "Kids react to" videos, where basically our entire childhood of 80's and 90's is crapped all over by ...tweens.

Either way though I digress. We decided to do something rare and me and my husband went on opening day. The theater wound up being incredibly full, with no seat left empty. One good sign of a highly anticipated movie.

This movie was exactly what it should have been. It was Jurassic Park with a few new scenes and an all new cast. It had a few scenes in it that didn't fit the original, which was nice. Those were the only scenes though that had you 100% alert in your chair. This movie had the usual brother kid combo that seems to get out without a scratch, and all the easter eggs that poke at your memory of Jurassic Park itself. Like when Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) go off grid and get chased off even further by the Indominus Rex (you know that new dino they decided to make! ....cause that's not stupid at all) They come across the original Jurassic Park building, ruined and in shambles. With movie magic a teenage boy and a tween boy get old decrepit jeeps to magically work for them. Just in time to miss there Aunt who runs Jurassic World and invited them down, but then sacked them with a "babysitter" (her assistant) and couldn't be bothered to check in on them. Danger now lurks though, and she doesn't want her nephews hurt. So after building a story line of a very little hearted Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), now we get to see a story line built with how she cares about her family, and she's helping her sister out during the "secret" divorce so the kids don't know whats happening at home. 

We had Chris Pratt (Owen the dino whisperer) doing, as usual an amazing job in his character. I swear he can fit in anywhere. He really brought us to love and grow a bond with a set of velociraptors that he has raised and "trained" for years. When no good Hoskins (Vincent D'Onofrio) comes in and takes charge after so many insane and unnecessary tragedies. He finally gets his way to hook them up and send them after The Indominous Rex. Owen (Chris Pratt) Finally gets to find out what else is in Indominous Rex when The velociraptors all start talking, and all of a sudden alpha position gets transferred and they turn on the crew that raised them. However there is a nice twist at the end with them, so don't count the dino crew out quite yet.

As per usual though, very few even moderately important people get killed or hurt ( Should we count the poor babysitter/assistant or not!?)

This movie really does have some pretty great scenes in it, and it is most definitely worth seeing in theaters. I'm so glad we went, and I'm so glad it's doing well at the box office!

Have you seen Jurassic World yet? Are you going to see it? Let me know what you think in the comments below.