New Jurassic World Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics
Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller film, “Jurassic World,” into theaters today, June 12th, 2015, and all the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that their opinions were mostly split down the middle with an overall 58 score out of a possible 100 across 44 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Katie McGrath, Lauren Lapkus and Andy Buckley. We’ve supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score, stating: “Jurassic World is pure, dumb, wall-to-wall fun. When they hand you your 3-D glasses, you can check your brain at the door and pick it up on your way out.”
Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it an 83 score. He stated: “Jurassic World is a blockbuster of its moment. It’s not deep. There aren’t new lessons to be learned. And the film’s flesh-and-blood actors are basically glamorized extras. But when it comes to serving up a smorgasbord of bloody dino mayhem, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do beautifully.”
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “Jurassic World gives us enough dino-mite action to stave off excitement extinction.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Jurassic World is an intelligent action movie that’s saying something simple but true: Yes, people are that stupid.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 75 score. He stated: “None of this is ever quite as great as it is in Spielberg’s work, but it’s reasonably close; the worst you can say about the movie is that it sticks to a highly potent formula.”
Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score, claiming: “This state-of-the-art dino epic is also more than a blast of rumbling, roaring, “did you effing see that!” fun. It’s got a wicked streak of subversive attitude that goes by the name of Colin Trevorrow.”
Matt Zoller Seitz over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “It’s possible to filter out the irritating aspects and enjoy the movie as a raucous, often brilliantly assembled spectacle. But we shouldn’t have to. The fact that we do makes an otherwise hugely impressive sequel feel small-minded.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Despite the best efforts of director Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World’s story of Indominus rex on the loose, while certainly acceptable, doesn’t have the same impact as the initial film.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 score, stating: “Jurassic World is a roadworthy retread, a summer blockbuster that has more than its share of absurdities and bald patches but gets by anyway because dinosaurs.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “Bailed out by a few good jolts, Jurassic World gets by, barely, as a marauding-dinosaurs narrative designed for a more jaded audience than the one “Jurassic Park” conquered back in 1993.”
Todd McCarthy from the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “Intensely self-conscious of its status as a cultural commodity even as it devotedly follows the requisite playbook for mass-audience blockbuster fare, Jurassic World can reasonably lay claim to the number two position among the four series entries, as it goes down quite a bit easier than the previous two sequels.”
Jacob Hall over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade. He said: “For much of its running time, Jurassic World plays like a great theme park ride. In an age of blockbusters that lumber like herbivores, it’s refreshing to see a movie as lean and mean as a velociraptor.”
Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 52 score, saying: “Jurassic World never works all that hard to wow us, either with groundbreaking effects or with a story that remotely holds our attention.”
Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a 50 grade, claiming: “The most enjoyable moments of an otherwise oddly joyless film actually belong to Jake Johnson and Lauren Lapkus, who steal the show in an especially amusing scene during a panicked evacuation.”
Scott Foundas over at Variety , gave it a 50 score, saying: ” It’s fun enough while it lasts, but somehow, finally, all too much and not enough. The problem isn’t that dinosaurs have ceased to impress us, but that dinosaurs alone are not enough to sustain us.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it an awful 30 grade, stating: “There’s more flab than muscle packed on this galumphing franchise reboot, which, as it lumbers from scene to scene, reminds you of what a great action god Steven Spielberg is. Too bad he didn’t take the reins on this.”
Finally, Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it the worst 20 grade, claiming: “Mr. Pratt’s charm is no match for the crude filmmaking or the stupid plot that keeps him running around in a constant state of artificial animation.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.