Finally... A good sequel.
Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film is about dinosaurs, in a theme park with lots of people, that should tell you how that goes.
I fucking loved this movie. LOVE IT. It's so refreshing to see something made with an actual passion after seeing The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3. Colin Trevorrow is a fan of Jurassic Park, and he shows it, by actually caring about making a good movie.
I'll start with the negatives, just to get them out of the way. I didn't like the kids so much in this movie. There is Zach, played by Nick Robinson, and Gray, played by Ty Simpkins. Now, their story was pretty uninteresting in the beginning. They are just going through the park looking at things; and it's a nice way to get us, the audience, to look at the park and really experience the world. However, the movie kept cutting back to these kids in the middle of a thrilling scene with the control room. And that annoyed me, I just wanted to go back to the interesting part of the movie. Also, Zach, the older kid, is a stupid as fuck. He makes dumb decisions, and is generally an asshole for a lot of the movie. I understand there is an arch that his character needed to have, but that doesn't mean I can't hate him for his stupidity. That's about it, there are plot holes and loose ends, but I am willing to forgive it's faults because it's such a fun ride.
The thing I loved the most about this movie was it's score. Michael Giacchino, who has done the score for Up and Super 8, did a fantastic job at recreating the magic John Williams made for the original Jurassic Park. Not only does he recreate it, but he also makes it his own, and we end up with a beautiful score that is beyond what words can describe. It looks great, better than the other two sequels that were just bland and grey. This had colors in it, and was bright and looked fun.
Chris Pratt is great in this his character, Owen, is a bad ass. Not like Vince Vaughn's character in The Lost World that said he was a bad ass but he really was not a bad ass, no Chris Pratt is a bad ass. The way he gets out of situations and the way he delivers his lines sells it. Bryce Dallas Howard is also great, she brings emotions that other characters don't really. First off, there is no real character development but it's okay because there are great performances and there are still things you can relate to in the characters.
I loved the little winks at the camera, with Jake Johnson saying a line like "That first park was legit." And there are other homages that are more visual but they are well done and don't directly copy the first movie.
Overall, I fucking loved this. I had so much fun, and I want to see it again.