Monday, May 09, 2016

Jurassic World (2015), sponsored by Beats Headphones, Hilton, Verizon Wireless, Starbucks, Ben & Jerry’s, Brookstone, IMAX, Margaritaville, Mercedes Benz, and Pandora Jewelry.

Who was it who asked Chris Pratt not to crack wise in this movie? Didn’t director Colin Trevorrow understand that Pratt’s antics were the only reason to see Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)?

JW starts strong, with the viewer seeing the park for the first time through the eyes of two visiting kids. Then there’s an overlong setup for what everyone knows will happen: a super scary dinosaur will escape and rampage through the park.

Missteps include: introducing us to two potentially interesting kids and then largely dropping them from the film; making the always-interesting Vincent D'Onofrio boring; repeatedly defying logic.

Overall, though, Alan Smithee was inexplicably entertained, though he took a few Word With Friends turns during some of the more predictable scenes. Rentable.
"Let's do one more take, but this time, don't be amusing."

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