Drew and I saw Jurassic World this past weekend. We both really loved it. No, I won’t be sharing any spoilers in this post. It irks me when other people give away the entire plots of movies or TV shows that have just come out.
1. The storyline was evenly paced. Those of who you have followed me here for a while might remember how particular I am about pacing, especially in the middle of a story. The nice thing about this movie is that it never had a dull moment. I was always interested in what would happen next, and that doesn’t happen for me with every movie.
2. The scenery was beautiful. One of the things I liked the most about Jurassic Park was how much attention was paid to everything happening in the background.
3. It had a little bit of everything. The science fiction and action genres were strongly represented, but there were also a few surprises tucked along the way. I can’t say anything else about this without giving away spoilers.
4. The Easter eggs were clever. I really like it when films assume the audience has a longterm memory. Once again, I can’t go into any detail without giving away spoilers. They were good, though.
5. Velociraptors do not make good pets. Although seeing them run around in the movie made me want to domesticate them anyway. They were surprisingly cute in a predatory sort of way.
6. Chris Pratt and Omar Sy are handsome. There’s something to be said for good-looking movie stars. Ha!
7. It’s nostalgic. I actually rewatched Jurassic Park a few days before this one came out. I don’t remember how old I was when I first saw it, but it was fun to relive that part of my childhood again through both movies.
8. The characters were interesting. While there were some big changes I would have made in this area if I could have written the script, I was curious to see what would happen with all of the characters. All of them had some sort of quirk or habit that made me like them.
9. The special effects were well done. I especially liked seeing the herbivores. They looked so calm and friendly.
10. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. Summer blockbusters aren’t meant to be serious social commentaries. This one knows exactly what it is (and isn’t) capable of. That’s a good thing!
If you’ve seen this movie, what did you think of it?