Movie Review: Jurassic World

by Matt Slick

Wow.  Jurassic World is a wild ride and thoroughly enjoyable. The movie is set 22 years after the failure of Jurassic Park. It has been reopened on the same island, but under a new name, Isla Nublar.  It is now bigger and better. Well, bigger it is but not necessarily better since, of course, something goes terribly wrong.

Unfortunately attendance has dropped at Isla Nublar. Apparently people are getting a little bored with the standard resurrected dinosaur. So, enter genetic engineering where the park's genetic specialists have produced a hybrid dinosaur that is much bigger and much badder then anything experienced before.  In fact, it so bigger and badder that it manages to escape its confines and begins a cross-island jaunt towards the populated area of the island where 20,000 plus unsuspecting park-goers don't realize they are about to be transformed into mobile, screaming entrées.  But before that can happen, the humongous domed enclosure for the flying reptiles is breached. So, not only do we have impending carnage about to be delivered via the bigger and badder hybrid dinosaur, now there is also the aerial assault of pterodactyls who head directly to the same populated area. Hence, the director's queue for the hundreds extras to do a lot of screaming and running in every direction.  Add in some spectacular CGI generated flying reptiles and you have a pretty impressive mess on your hands. 

Chris Pratt plays the hero who is likable and believable. There's a heroine played by Bryce Dallas Howard and, of course, let's not forget the youth.  There are a couple of young guys who learn what it means firsthand to have their intestinal bajeebers scared out of them.

There is a little cussing and no nudity.

Go see it.  I did, in IMAX 3D and it was Awesome.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.