Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jurassic World

is a big fun way to spend two hours provided you check all knowledge of science at the door and never require anyone in the film to behave sensibly.  Seriously.  You have to be willing to jump on this ride and let it work its magic on you.

Really, you go for the dinosaurs.

Nothing about them is quite right:  not the names, not the science, not their behavior, nothing.  Nonetheless, dinosaurs are so inherently awesome that watching them on the big screen is a huge amount of fun.

Chris Pratt turns in a suitably swaggering performance but adds a little sensitivity from time to time; this role will cement his status as a leading man.

Bryce Dallas Howard, the female lead, by contrast, was simply awful, proof (as if we needed it) that the fact that you're pretty has nothing to do with whether you can act.

If you've seen the trailer, you know the plot.  Hell, if you think hard for three seconds, you know the plot.  That doesn't matter.  As I said, you go for the dinosaurs.

I enjoyed the movie, and I recommend it with the huge caveat above.

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