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Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny dino backstory has much action, some scares.

Movie NR 2018 48 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Entertaining but bad message at the end

I thought it was entertaining, but the ending contains a bad message. (Spoiler). In the end, the dinosaurs the main characters are in charge of end up strapped to an exhibit that exploits them, and the writers toy with the idea of people not being happy with it, but they end up being fine, and the movie just ends. To younger viewers watching without parental guidance, this could lead them to think this is okay.
age 7+

A solid LEGO Cartoon

If you're son or daughter have seen the Jurassic World Movie, they will love this is LEGO version spin off of that movie. My kids, 7 and 10, found it hilarious, and they love LEGO too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This fun special transcends its odd pairing -- the Lego brand and the Jurassic World storyline, even given the discrepancy in target audiences for each. Jurassic World fans who might enjoy this origin story for its place in Claire's and Owen's relationship especially definitely aren't the kids who will most like the Lego humor that makes it a fun watch. And to some degree, the reverse is true: Kids who enjoy this intro to the characters and Jurassic World concept might want more follow-up than the only other Lego production of the same theme, The Indominus Escape.

That said, The Secret Exhibit does a decent job standing on its own merit. The story moves at a brisk pace and involves plenty of action and humor. Few details are overlooked in creating Jurassic World with Lego bricks, so everything from the plant life to the blocky papers that shoot out of a photocopier are reminiscent of their merchandise versions. Of course, this can also be its downfall if marketing in your kids' entertainment is a concern for you.

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