'Jurassic World' Review | The Reel Roundup

TRR: In 1993, director Steven Spielberg and author Michael Crichton gave moviegoers Jurassic Park, a Summer blockbuster 65 million years in the making. Now, 14 years after the last sequel, Jurassic Park III, the dino franchise is back from the brink of extinction with director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, a film that sees Chris Pratt as a Raptor wrangler tasked with bringing down a fearsome new alpha predator run amok. Story-wise, it's nothing special; but with bigger and better special effects, a refreshingly self-aware sense of humor, and shockingly visceral action set-pieces, fans of the series should still be pleased. Despite its egregious overabundance of one-liners and utterly implausible romantic subplot, Jurassic World still manages to captivate. And considering that we're over two decades removed from the movie that started it all, that's saying a lot.

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