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As usual I’m declaring myself a fan. Jurassic World 2015 was always going to be my thing. The franchise has had my heart since the first Triceratops. How could it not? But as an adult, now in my early thirties, would I still enjoy the new movie as much? That’s the question right? But first a walk down memory lane.
I remember seeing Jurassic Park in the cinema that very first time. My siblings and I lined up, arms laden with popcorn and drinks (thanks Mum) and we looked around the cinema foyer at the amazing displays and knew it was going to be good. They bought in potted ferns and palms trees… Of course, it would be. We’d never seen an effort like that to promote a film before. We walked through some cardboard cut out gates into the cinema excited and prepared for anything. We walked out amazed. At everything.
And I’m here to tell you, Jurassic World 2015 is the same.
The plot and movie took on the same theme as the past ones. Something that the Jurrassic franchise has always poked fun at. Remember in “Lost World” when the Jeff Goldblum’s character Ian character says something along the lines of, yes it’s all oohs and aaahs and then later it’s running and screaming. Well true to form. Expect ooh and aaahs then running and screaming.
Part of what I found so fascinating about the first movie was the construction of robot Dinosaurs. The intergration with special effects and how it felt so real. In Jurassic World the special effects are flashier, more slick even, and there was probably less reality to them then the lengths they went to, to construct Dinosaurs for the original. But it didn’t dampen the experience for me at all. I love a good, well positioned, special effect. It was a win for me.
There’s a lot being discussed around the interwebs about the main female character remaining in her business suit and heels the whole time. Not even stopping to kick those things off. I’m team Feminist, always will be, and for me this was a bit of a scoff at the perfectly manicured heroines of adventure movies. Plus, we all know that one woman who would never take her heels off, even as the world crumbled around them.
So did I love it? Umm yup. Did I jump out of my seat, yup. Laugh, yup. Cry, almost. Would I recommend it? Yup. 150%. We loved it and know you will too. Especially fans from way back. Go with an open mind, a bit of nostalgia and a full tub of popcorn and you won’t be disappointed.
Have you seen it? Will you see it? Did you see the previous movies?
Melissa is the Leave Home Blog Boss. She is living the high life in her hometown, didn’t finish her marketing degree & drinks too much on a Thursday night. Blogging since 2009, Melissa decided to put everything she knows into making The Leave Home Blog a light & easy how-to guide for being a grown up.