‘Jurassic World’ Review: Is There Hope Or Is It All Hype?


With many of us excited about the flood of nostalgic movies we are getting this summer (New Mad Max, Terminator, Jurassic Park etc), many of us are scared these sacred franchises may get ruined. Now that Jurassic World is upon us, what is the general consensus?

Well, we can tell you what IGN thinks:

You get to the island within what feels like ten minutes, and it’s never eases up with one sequence flowing effortlessly into the next. The action is fun, intense, and scary, with some grisly deaths punctuating big sequences. Thankfully nostalgia is used with discretion. There isn’t a litany of callbacks, reworked one-liners, and John Hammond appears only as a statue, but when used it’s potent and pretty special for those who adore the original.

In an age of rampant universe building, where every movie is the foundation for exponentially more, Jurassic World is a refreshing anomaly: a blockbuster that stands alone.

It has the spirit of the original movie, but doesn’t simply rehash the past. It’s a different beast – a self-aware blockbuster which has plenty of heart, humour, and excitement to make it a thrilling summer attraction.

So looks like this is one dinosaur island that may actually be worth revisiting. Cannot tell you how happy that makes me.

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