It's definitely not as good as "Jurassic Park": the characters aren't as memorable (and some are just plain unlikable), the self-aware humor is irritating, and the morality is even more overstated than it was in the original. And, yet...it does entertain. Delivering one intense set piece after another, I never once felt disinterested in what was happening. Despite its flaws, I'm glad I saw it.
This film has pretty fun dinosaurs eating people action scenes and that's as good as this movie ever gets. The franchise has completely and hopelessly lost its way from the original movie and is clearly never coming back. Just expect more unrelatable characters making stupid decisions... again.
2-2.5. There is, undeniably, a haptic pleasure in seeing dinos run around eating people. And the movie does prove at least one or two themes. But so much time is wasted, with the actual meaningful action (beginning at the point Owen hunts with the raptors) starting quite late. Owen, himself, is actually kind of a 'faux' badass, with most of his actions being to hide or run away compared with badass Claire.
Niente a che vedere con la saga originale, ma un po' me l'aspettavo. Dopo Jurassic Park, il mondo non ha imparato niente, ha creato un nuovo parco ed ecco che sperimenta con la genetica, creando una banalissima super creatura che il nostro eroe riesce a sconfiggere. Niente di nuovo, super scontato. E vogliamo parlare di Claire che corre sui tacchi nella giungla? E' semplicemente ridicolo.
A real turd, this one is. A real turd, indeed. Everything shown on-screen is sterile and soulless, but the wink-wink nudge-nudge cynicism of it all is vomit-inducing. Without hyperbole, one of worst movies ever made -- an assembly-line product that believes it'll earn the audience's good grace if it acknowledges how unoriginal it is. Irredeemable.
(2.5) I avoided this movie like the plague for the past three years due to atrocious reviews it has been getting but it seems when you lower your expectations significantly everything ends up as a nice surprise. Like this movie, it isn't especially good but it isn't crap I was led to believe at first. Howard's getup though is a different beast whatsoever.