Venture to Jurassic World6/24/2015
The first installment -- Jurassic Park -- was more than 22 years ago. Now, Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer of Jurassic World. The first thought that popped into my mind was, "Wow, I'm super ready for another dinosaur movie!" And the second thought that came to me was, "What? How many people have to get eaten by dinosaurs before they stop trying to make a theme park happen!"
Jurassic World is a very stereotypical action movie. There is a female character that is a bit of a "cold, out of touch" type; there is a geeky guy (who isn't actually very geeky at all) who is there for comic relief; there is a guy who, despite already being a part of a theme park that genetically engineers dinosaurs and makes billions of dollars, still wants more for himself; and then there's a guy who thinks what the park is doing is wrong, but it's OK because he's good with a gun.
I will say that I did like the bond that Pratt's character shared with the young velociraptors. They were certainly the highlight of the film for me. All the action was great, as it should be, and Pratt is definitely making his way into the world of action star. But for the sequel -- because there will obviously be a sequel -- let's try to be less predictable and more empowering. And what I mean by that is, don't have your female lead running in a tank top and heels!