Dr. Wu: "But you didn't ask for reality. You asked for more teeth."
Masrani: "I never asked for a monster!"
Dr. Wu: "Monster is a relative term. To a canary, a cat is a monster. We're just used to being the cat."
release year: 2015
viewing setting: home Bluray 5/25/19 and 2/14/17 and 11/3/15 and theater, 6/14/15
synopsis: Sometime following the events of Jurassic Park, the theme park is actually open and thriving...until the specially-engineered super-dinosaur gets loose.
impressions: It sure did move along. The basic plot was set up quickly, and then things began to happen. It kept me guessing while also filling the screen with both dinosaur chaos and human acting. Subplots included a new super-dinosaur, shadowy military influence, commercialism, and the possible taming of velociraptors.
something this movie has that no other movie has: Four different dinosaurs engaged in a fight at the same time.
acting: Chris Pratt is the main hero, whose respect for the dinosaurs gives him the right mentality to survive and get problems taken care of. Bryce Dallas-Howard is an uptight executive chick who learns to change for the better as she tries to survive the chaos. Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins are the two wayward kids this time, and they do good jobs of making the viewer care about them. Vincent D'Onofrio is a sleazy security guy with his own agenda. Irfan Khan is the billionaire owner of the park.
final word: Fast-paced and with plenty of cool action - strong sequel.
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