Ironically, time has been kind to this series about prehistoric beasts. I was amazed at how fun it was to go back to Jurassic Park. Even though the story is always the same, this film was fresh with new thrills. Plus, it has a true superstar lead — the unlikely new summer action hero, Chris Pratt.
The effects are first-class, the script is tight and the slow and suspenseful scenes are mixed nicely with high-action.
Credit to indie director Colin Trevorrow and executive producer Steven Spielberg, who have filled the film with enough movie magic and winking self-consciousness that I never felt like it’s the monster + run movie the script surely is. It’s a roaring good time.
Simply put: Now that’s how you do a summer sequel.
Award potential: It could be nominated for all technical awards, despite being the fourth in a series.
The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks.