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Logline: A dinosaur theme park, located on a remote island, becomes plunged into chaos when a new attraction, a genetically modified dinosaur hybrid, is let loose.

Review: Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World is the fourth installment in the popular dinosaur film series that began with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993).  Even though Jurassic World is not as good as Spielberg’s original, it is still an entertaining summer blockbuster and better than the first two sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1995) and Jurassic Park III (2001).

Jurassic World has everything that one would expect in a Jurassic Park movie.  The film does have its share of Hollywood cliches and cheese but its biggest flaw is the characters who are rather one-dimensional stereotypes.  In fact, the film has caused quite a bit of controversy among many feminists who believe the film to be a sexist mess.

Despite all of this, Jurassic World is still an entertaining popcorn movie.  The Jurassic Park films have always been impressive on a visual level and the same is true here.  Jurassic World is pure spectacle.  Check your brain at the door, sit back, and enjoy the fun.

Rating (out of ****): ***

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