The 2015 Summer Box Office has been a story of upsets. Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max: Fury Road, Melissa McCarthy’s Spy was able to take down The Rock’s disaster movie San Andreas, and absolutely everyone beat up both Tomorrowland and Entourage.
Unless the world goes topsy-turvy and the world decides to just go outside and play this weekend, I don’t see anything standing in between Jurassic World and it stomping the box office back to the stone age.
A reboot over 20 years in the making (or a sequel 14 years in the making if you want to get technical or if you LOVE William H. Macy), Jurassic World is genetically custom built to make money and deliver on the age old summer movie promise: loud, dumb, fun that you’ve been waiting to see since you were a kid.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT:Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.
Movie Mega Star Chris Pratt establishing himself as the new Harrison Ford
A reboot that is not a re-telling of the original story
Non-wrathful god/ undead/ evil spirit based terror
THE BIG QUESTION: Are we going to let plot holes get in the way of watching dinosaurs run amuck on screen for three hours?
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF: