Did I like it?
Jurassic World is one of those movies I have to see because it was so successful. (It grossed more than 1 billion after all.) I don’t see it in the cinemas though. I buy the blu-ray. And I watched and was not sure what to think of it. I mean: What can you do with dinosaurs? Running from it? Check. Hiding from it. Check. Trying to trick them? Check. Four movies later we still have this formula. Let’s get going.
– Laughable dialogue
It must have been a blast to read the script from a producers point of view. As a viewer though… Ah, don’t know. It tries to squeeze in deep and ambitious dialogue about the human nature and control and how things behave. But it felt so out of place, or was delivered so bad, I just had to smirk. It just did not work to be honest. Is such a movie even the place for such dialogue? I don’t think so.
– Come straight to the point
The beginning is the most important part of a story. You must draw the audience in and give them a reason to stay in your universe. You cannot accomplish with thirty minutes of montages showing the protagonists wander through your amusement park. I get it: You want to show the world and let people experience it through the protagonists. But it failed to give me a reason to be even interested in what’s happening. Better luck next time.
– Product placements
It sucks. Stop it.
– You average stereotype
The excited kid. The annoyed teenager. The awesome billionaire. The cold business woman. You may fill out smaller or lesser important characters but not your main protagonists. It seems the screenwriter had no interest in developing its characters. They feel boring and not very interesting. It annoys the hell out of me when this happens. You got a great premise – dinosaurs in an amusement parks – and you waste it wit terrible characters.
– Please, stop the music
And also out of place felt the music. My fondest memory is the total of the hotel and the theme music began to play. And I thought: There is nothing epic happening. Why is the theme playing? And that ran throughout the movie. Either the theme kicks in or there is no music to spice up the tension. Such a bad score has to find its rivals. Music should elevate the experience and help to make the experience more worthwhile. This time though… not.
Bottom line: Ambitious script that failed to deliver.