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Gramps and Tucker from the If We Made It podcast join us for a Bad Movie Field trip with the most successful film of 2015, Jurassic World. It's been labeled by the geniuses of the Internet as a cinematic milkshake of bad movie tropes and not carrying the spirit of 1993's Jurassic Park. We ask, "What do you want from a monster movie?"
Jurassic World at its core is just plain silly. The employees are all buffoons, the CEO may be the worst one of all time, and Chris Pratt's jungle man routine is about as preposterous as Donald Trump being President. It's all just silly. Critics and haters alike complain about the film not taking itself seriously enough and Bryce Dallas Howard traipsing through jungles and stepping in dino doo doo in high heels, with a bevy of buzzwords like one-dimensional, cliche, and lackluster. Perhaps you should just stick with Kurosawa films, it's a friggin movie about dinosaurs eating people! You can claim that your precious Jurassic Park is a film about taking science too far without considering the consequences but ask any child (which is the franchise's target market, not you Beardy) and they will tell you its about dinosaurs eating people.
But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.Henry Wu Jurassic World
We praise this film and the vision from director Colin Trevorrow. In a world where studios are constantly fiddling with franchises and execs dipping their hands into the filmmaker's cookie jar (we're talking to you FOX, Sony & Disney), Universal has given us another film (See Fast franchise, which also made a pile of money in 2015) with the reins removed and an idea of "Maybe the viewing audience should go to the theater and have a good time." The film even calls to reference its own cliche's with Lowery playing hero, music building, moves in for a kiss from Vivian in the same manner as every other movie ever with the end joke of her having a boyfriend. It's great!
So we say, screw you purists. This isn't the newest biopic or historical depiction of how crappy things were 150 years ago or obligatory white man's guilt film. This is a film about dinosaurs fucking some shit up. Sit back in your seats, eat your popcorn and smile. You're there to have a good time.
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