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Review: Despite Its Cheesiness, ‘Jurassic World’ Is a Visual Thrill

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Cookie Lyon

To be completely transparent, I will go ahead and say that I’ve never seen the films from the original “Jurassic Park” saga. I was a toddler when the first film was released, and I never had any real desire to go back and watch them. With that being said, I completely understand the hoopla surrounding this latest installment of the Jurassic narrative.

Originally the forth film was slated for release in 2005, but the project was pushed back for a decade. The delay may have been a good thing, because “Jurassic World” really soars with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard helming it.

Set in the lush tropics of the fictional Isla Nubla, off the coast of Costa Rica, “Jurassic World” boasts both thrilling attractions and safe family fun. The theme park’s directors have learned from Jurassic Park’s disaster, and this time around they are prepared if anything goes awry. Still, the theme park’s CEO is dissatisfied, as he realizes that twenty-first century citizens are not easily entertained. Just as quickly as technology is introduced, it becomes obsolete. Dinosaurs themselves are no longer the jaw-dropping attractions that they’d been in the past. In an attempt to boost sales and attendance, the CEO and park sponsors begin seeking bigger and better thrills.

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Image: Universal Studios