Jurassic World: One Thrilltastic Ride from Start to Finish

A spoiler-free review of 'Jurassic World'

Jurassic World

Directed by:  Colin Trevorrow
Written by: Rick JaffaAmanda SilverColin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly
StarringChris PrattBryce Dallas HowardVincent D’OnofrioTy SimpkinsIrrfan Khan & more

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It’s the film we’ve waited over a decade and a half for– Jurassic World. The fourth installment in the epic Jurassic Park series has finally arrived and guess what? It was everything we’d hoped it would be and more! Let me tell you, I was skeptic. Extremely skeptic. After the corny, lackluster third film that felt like a campy TV-movie, I thought for sure the series was doomed. Boy, was I wrong! The series has been redeemed into something spectacular!

Now don’t get me wrong, Jurassic World isn’t as intelligent as Jurassic Park or The Lost World– considering those films are based off of a book contributes greatly to that. However, the plot for Jurassic World was still pretty impressive, although it was rather simple but it still works and it still topped JPIII’s eye-roll-worthy script. There were even a few funny parts to it, and they weren’t the corny jokes JPIII contained. My most favorite parts of the film were the nods it made to Jurassic Park. There were a lot of them, so pay attention!


Jurassic World starts off by showing us the magnificent park on Isla Nublar which if it were real, you better bet I’d be buying a damn season pass to that place! It looked amazing and in 3D it looked even better. The thought that went into each part of the park was quite intricate and crazy. And definitely made the park from the first film look like a pebble in Jurassic World’s shoe. The design of the park is everything I’d hoped it to be and more. Almost like the Disney World of Jurassic Park.


Jurassic World follows a few main characters: I’m sure you all know Chris Pratt plays the badass Raptor trainer and he does awesome playing his part by the way! It’s almost like the role of Owen was made for him. Next, we have Bryce Dallas Howard who plays the park’s operation manager who is graced or well, inconvenienced by her two nephew’s– Gray and Zach, visit to the park. Don’t forget about the villain, Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Hoskins, the evil Ingen guy that wants to use the dinosaurs for more than just entertainment purposes.

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We soon come to find out that the scientists at Jurassic World have crafted a new dinosaur, the Indominus rex, that is bigger and scarier than any other creature in the park. What’s worse though, is the Indominus is smarter than anyone could have expected, which of course equals trouble. The rest of the film from there is one wild ride with twists and turns that may make your head spin. There are plenty of great chase-scenes and dinosaur moments that will satisfy any JP fan.

And the ending. Oh man, that ending. It was seriously epic. There are so many things I loved about the ending that there’s no way I could pick just one. I won’t say anything though, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Just go see this movie! I know many people out there didn’t like it as much as I did, but as I always say– go see it with an open mind! Leave everyone else’s opinion at home and just go and enjoy yourself.

Jurassic World is an easy, fun movie to watch. I even wouldn’t mind going to see it again in theaters. I simply loved every bit of it.

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  • Badger2theface
    13 June 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    The retarded little brother in that movie would have counted more plot holes than nods to the original series.

    • Melissa B.
      13 June 2015 at 9:07 am - Reply

      As stated in my review, this is no intelligent film by any means. It’s no Michael Crichton book and it surely has its flaws. Jurassic World simply is a fun, entertaining dinosaur flick. If you’re going into it looking for some mind blowing sci-fi thriller like the first film, you will surely be disappointed. It most certainly has its plot holes but I still loved it!