Twenty-two years later, we’re all set for another reboot, and dare I say it, we are not disappointed. Only, everything’s slicker and faster and more spectacular. There’s just enough of a mix of references and nostalgia and still some new ideas to make it work. That very first shot of the park set to John Williams’ classic theme music is worth the price of admission, but thankfully, isn’t the only thing that puts a smile on your face.
There’s plenty of scares and chase scenes and creatures of every imaginable dinosaur-like species paired with the human Alpha, Chris Pratt, himself. Despite the somewhat lengthy prelude to the action, I wish the suspense had been built up just a tad more. But oh, well, we must survive as best we can, all things considered.
But the most spectacular of all impossibilities is that the female lead played by an actress named Bryce Dallas Howard (I had to look her up and learned she is the daughter of the director Ron Howard), rescues the world — all two hours and three minutes long — in high heels. If that doesn’t impress, I don’t know what will. Because, when you see the chases on foot through swampy jungles and all sorts of impossible topography that she covers, you will know just what I mean!
Yet another summer blockbuster, and one that will most likely spawn a sequel in the near future — at least, as far as one can infer from the ending. Although, I doubt fans will be made to wait another twenty-two years. Just a guess, but I’d still bet good money on that.