Jurassic World
First screened in June 2015
Director: Colin Trevorrow. Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus, Judy Greer, Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley, Eric Edelstein, Colby Boothman. Screenplay: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly (based on characters created by Michael Crichton, in the same way a bulldog is based on a Triceratops).

Twitter Capsule: First hour bluntly mechanical, like watching an Xbox make out with a credit card. Picks up but never pulls together.

VOR:   Insane box-office reception gives this unearned referential value. Thankfully its grosses will be pulverized in due course by Star Wars, Episode VII, or Minions XIII. Not worth preserving.

Photo © 2015 Universal Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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