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Reviews: Jurassic World (2015)

jurassic_worldReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Jurassic World si riduce in fondo ad uno spottone, neanche troppo riuscito, per la vendita di gadget e pupazzetti. Che sia questa la sua funzione primaria?
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: I’m going to be the spoilsport and say that Jurassic World is, while not a bad film, by no means as great a film as its been cracked up to be.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Volvemos a la isla Nublar en una entrega que respeta el espíritu de la película original, pero que no aporta nada en particular. CGI irregular, personajes poco interesantes y un bicho nuevo nacido de la demanda de un público necesitado de más y más y más. Vale.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique
    • Excerpt: Audiences had no reason to expect anything decent – let alone good – from another Jurassic Park sequel, yet we got one of the most enjoyable blockbusters ever.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Robert Cashill @ Popdose
  • Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic
    • Excerpt: The result is an effort so beholden to the iconic bits of the original that it never breaks free to become its own film.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a movie that both parodies and debunks its own reason for existence.
  • Andy Crump @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: It’s a bad sign when a Jimmy Fallon cameo makes more sense than the motivations of supporting cast members.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: In general, the script has a crippling inability to pay off things it sets up (such as a repeated motif of Zach staring at girls, despite having a doting girlfriend back home, which goes absolutely nowhere), suggesting that it was spliced together from untold drafts written in the fourteen years since Jurassic Park III came out.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This film knows it’s silly, and that awareness also means the film is keenly aware of what we want to see happen in a theme park filled with real, living dinosaurs.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 10/19/15] | Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Jurassic World’ does its job in offering awe-inspiring displays of extinct creatures reborn, but it lacks a competent story to tie it all together and suffers from unavoidable comparisons to the original.
  • Susan Granger @ http://susangranger.com/?p=8290
    • Excerpt: Exciting, reinvigorated thrill ride, filled with marauding digital dinosaurs and swooping pterodactyls.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Part of the power of the material lies in the way it found a way to manifest something wonderful and dreadfully primal in an otherwise very ordinary contemporary world.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The visual splendor of Jurassic World presents all the whiz-bang biological appeal of dinosaurs run amok. This is easily the best entry since the first.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: Captures the magic of Jurassic Park while employing a whole new bag of tricks to stand firmly on its own.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: I am the prime demographic for this movie, and I found it only sort of inoffensively blah. Chris Pratt: He’s no Jeff Goldblum.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Christian Slater’s Hard Harry said it best in Pump Up the Volume, “All the great themes have been used up and turned into theme parks”
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Jurassic World is the best kind of popcorn muncher that could be accused of being too much fun if that were an actual crime. Hold on to your butts, indeed.
  • Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner
    • Excerpt: Seriously, who wants to see a movie with Dinosaurs where no children get torn to shreds (a la Jaws or even Joe Dante’s hilarious Jaws rip-off Piranha)? If there are going to be bloodthirsty dinosaurs we want to see as many innocent children (and adults) being eaten and crushed as possible.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Don Lewis @ Flick Nation
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinéma [French]
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: … feels like first three installments mashed into one … That sense of wonder (aka ‘wow factor’) that distinguished the original ‘Jurassic Park’ has been replaced by gargantuanism and ‘Godzilla’-like mayhem.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: “Jurassic World” may possess the DNA of its predecessors, but the original Jurassic Park doesn’t make up the largest portion of that strand.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: If we judge the “neededness” of a sequel by whether it succeeds in what it sets out to do, then ‘Jurassic World’ is indeed a “needed” sequel.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: It seems as if the only reason for the whole enterprise was an (admittedly successful) attempt to reopen yet another tentpole franchise. A big gain for the filmmakers then and a big loss for the audience – and, no doubt, more of the same in two or three years’ time.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: …stilted, shallow, geek action trying desperately to attach itself to a decades-old legend.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Jurassic World is big and dumb and lacks most of the sense of wonder and awe of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original, but it’s also a lot of fun.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Judged on its own merits, on what it sets out to do, the film is something of a thrilling treat, one that fulfills what we’ve come to expect from a modern blockbuster in terms of scale, spectacle and quality of visual effects, as well as providing some nostalgia-tickling nods to the original.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Jurassic World itself has a mean disposition, which sets it apart from the franchise’s Spielberg days. This time, the action carries a mean-spiritedness in place of the sense of wonder and awe that makes the first Jurassic Park such a marvel.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Uma excelente dimensão visual, mas uma mediana narrativa.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Most of the good stuff is limited to a ten minute sequence of pterodactyls attacking panicking guests. I’d like to see an entire movie of dinosaurs eating hamburger-munching theme park visitors, but maybe that’s just me.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff Online, Pajiba
    • Excerpt: It feels like a movie made not to tell a story but to take advantage of fans. It’s soulless and a wasted opportunity.
  • Jerry Roberts @ www.armchaircinema.com
    • Excerpt: What is maintained here is something that Spielberg created back in 1993, which is a mental space that we can put our brains in so that we can enjoy the movie without being distracted by it’s shortcoming. In other words, it’s a perfect summer movie. It stomps, it roars, and – like the dinosaurs themselves – it puts on a good show.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Tries hard, very hard…but it fails, not because it;s lacking in craftsmanship, but because it’s devoid of the inspiration that might have made it distinctive rather than a by-the-numbers retread.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: The reigning king of special effects lacks the clever acting of the original, but triples the action in 3-D IMAX.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Unlike, say, superheroes or alien invaders, rampaging dinosaurs still have a glint of Saturday matinee sensation about them, and Trevorrow and his crew tap into this vibe capably.
Updated: November 19, 2015 — 11:13 pm
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