Jurassic Park

Fun Nostalgic Callbacks to the Original That Feel Just Right

There is a certain pressure when rebooting a franchise to feature callbacks to the previous film(s), and that usually results in cringeworthy moments like Tom Felton‘s “damn dirty apes” line in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. (A fine film despite that line.) Jurassic World features some fun nostalgic callbacks to the original film which don’t feel too in your face.

We will see locations we haven’t visited in over 20 years, and be reunited with dinosaur friends that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. The great thing about how its all handled is nothing is feels superfluous, everything feels like it has a purpose in the plot and the journey of our characters.

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Sets Up Sequels Without Leaving You Feeling Cheated

Jurassic World is a reboot for the franchise, and Universal is hoping for it to launch a series of new films. But unlike most movies of this type, the film feels whole and doesn’t conclude with some huge cliffhanger. (Not always a bad thing, but can leave some audience members feeling like they only saw half the story.) Instead screenwriter Derek Connolly cleverly sets up seeds for the possible further adventures in this world earlier in the film right as the shit really hits the fan. This allows you to leave the theater satisfied giving you time to later remember back and speculate.

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Peter’s Final Words

In terms of blockbuster movies, I think Jurassic World and Mad Max: Fury Road have won the summer. Unless you’re expecting a film which will rival Spielberg’s modern classic, I think most of you will really enjoy this sequel/reboot. While the film certainly isn’t perfect, it delivers where most sequels and reboots fail.

I saw the film in IMAX 3D, and while the movie was not shot in 3D, I do think that the post conversion was done right. (It was done by the same company that did the Jurassic Park 3D rerelease, which I also dug.) If you have the extra money, I’d say buy a 3D ticket for this one.

Peter’s /Film Rating: 8 out of 10

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Peter Sciretta is a film geek and popcultured fanboy living in Los Angeles. He created /Film in 2005.