Jurassic World

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Reboot is fun but scarier, more violent than the original.

PG-13 2015 124 minutes

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age 11+

Based on 86 reviews

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age 11+

Based on 256 reviews

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AWESOME FILM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just a bit too much swearing

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Jurassic World: Is it Worth it?

In the movie, Jurassic World directed by Colin Trevorrow, it brings a new spin to the classics of Jurassic Park, the trilogy. It was supposed to be new, improved, and most importantly safe. That all went south when the staff tried to do God’s work and genetically mix one of the two most vicious dinosaurs out there, the t-rex and velociraptor. Many people drift away from remakes of original movies claiming,” It won’t be the same” and never giving it a chance. This movie may surprise you and make you rethink your assumptions on future remakes. Throughout the movie there are loads of adventures, love interests, and relationships. Your attention will not be lost. The movie presents the audience with many connections, grasping their attention. The film can intrigue anyone who is into romance, comedy, or action having diverse viewers. Relationships such as the two brothers, Owen and Claire, and primarily with Owen and a velociraptor named Blue. They have a bond like no other and it proves that it is possible to have that trust with a dinosaur. Their “relationship” is put to the test multiple times throughout the film and even ends with Blue saving Owen and his friends. They are very protective of each other and it shows the love created between man and dinosaur. In one part of the film the velociraptors are being ordered by the genetically modified dinosaur to attack the soldiers who got in their way. Owen happened to be there and Blue was almost going to follow his instincts and attack, but she realized who it was. She runs away, saving Owen. The audience will create an attachment to these characters and follow their relationship throughout the film. People that see the original series of movies, shows, etc tend to steer away from remakes or add-ons thinking they won’t be as enjoyable, but if you gave them a chance it could surprise you. For example, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, etc came out continuing the series from 1977-2005. Many die-hard fans were reluctant about seeing the new releases, but after watching, they were proven wrong. This was because there were many reviews liking the film such as Rotten tomatoes, IMDB, and Common Sense Media, showing that Jurassic World did a good job of proving that remakes and spin-offs can be just as good as the “classics”. The movie even included a snippet talking about Jurassic park and the tragedy it reflected, creating a sort of reminiscing moment for the fans of the original trilogy. This film can help rethink your choice on trying out spin off films because you may like them just as much or even more! The audience of all ages would enjoy this action packed, love/hate relationship filled movie. Jurassic World is an adventure-lover’s dream come true. It is action packed and will keep you on your toes of what’s going to happen next. It is unpredictable what anyone will do, especially pertaining to the dinosaurs. Even if someone hasn’t seen the originals, they will truly understand what’s going on and thoroughly enjoy it. Works Cited Jurassic World. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, 2015

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