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Isaiah Motz, Lawrenceville

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

• Pass/Fail

Pass: The film has a well-rounded cast with great performances from all. The special effects/visuals are top-notch and the animatronic dinosaurs look great.

Fail: I wish they had used more animatronics like they did in the previous films and polished up the dialogue a bit more.

• Standout Performance

There really wasn’t a weak link in the entire cast. Chris Pratt’s performance was excellent, and a good amount of interesting characters should keep you engaged.

• Who Will Like This?

Fans of action/adventure films should enjoy this film. If you enjoyed any of the the previous “Jurassic Park” films, I’m assuming you would enjoy this one, too. Also, connoisseurs of dinosaurs such as the Pteranodon, Dimorphodon, Mosasaurus, Gustavomorphodon and Orneliosaurus should enjoy the film.

• See It Now or Wait?

The visuals and nature of this film (pun intended) make a trip to the theaters worth it, especially for fans of the previous films.

• Overall Impression

The acting was great across the board, and the film kept me engaged and entertained all the way through. The film doesn’t take itself too seriously and the pace is spot on. It’s a fun blockbuster film (thankfully not the type you have to rewind) with an engaging story. “Jurassic World” was a dino-mite film and the best “Jurassic Park” sequel in my opinion.

Alfred Richner, Duluth

• Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 Stars

• Pass/Fail

Pass: This movie is the quintessential summer blockbuster movie. I splurged and saw it in IMAX 3-D and was blown away. The premise of a full-blown park with avant garde rides, such as the spherical gyro encapsulated space capsule to take you where you want, is just a preview of what’s around the corner in the amusement park industry.

The scene with the pterodactyls is reminiscent of Hitchcock “Birds,” and the movie paid homage to the original “Jurassic Park” when the kids find the old buildings.

Fail: A couple of scenes had the dreaded 3-D ghosting for some characters, which throws your brain off. Most people complain about the shallowness of all the characters in the movie, but come on, it is a summer movie — I didn’t expect Shakespeare and neither should you. Just relax and enjoy being amazed.

• Standout Performance

Chris Pratt (playing Owen Grady), the velociraptor whisperer, together with Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park’s operations manager, were the main characters. One delivered a good performance based on the cards that were given to him, and the other was the face of corporate greed who turns into a heroine at the end. The kids, Zach & Gray Mitchell, were Claire’s nephews (played by Nick Robinso and Ty Simpkins, which reminded me of the Goonies) and did a good job as supporting actors.

The most amazing dinosaur was the mosasaur in the lagoon — that monster was awesome and simultaneously scared and won the hearts of all moviegoers.

• Who Will Like This?

Any Steven Spielberg fans will love this movie, as long as not too much thought is given to the non-dinosaur characters. All lovers of dinosaurs and CGI fans will definitely enjoy this movie. If you commonly complain about how shallow the characters in a movie are, stay home and wait for the DVD.

• See It Now or Wait?

Go BIG and see it in IMAX 3-D if you can. Will buy the Blu-ray too!

• Overall Impression

This movie was on par with the original “Jurassic Park” in terms of amazement and way beyond in quality of CGI. I only consider “Avatar” above what was done with this movie’s amazing computer graphics. I can’t wait for next year’s release of an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality viewer, to go visit “Jurassic World.” And they already have about 10 minutes worth of it so you can pet the dinosaurs.

Three out of four members of my family agree it was a fantastic summer movie, but keep young adults and children away from this movie since it is somewhat bloody and scary (a tad more than the original). This is one of a few movies in my lifetime that I wouldn’t mind seeing it again.

Laurel Grams, Lawrenceville

Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 stars

• Pass/Fail

Pass: “Jurassic World” was a fun, exciting thrill ride that mostly lived up to the hype. I loved the dinosaurs! The usual suspects were there (T-Rex and the raptors) along with some new “friends.” The pace of the film was excellent, and I left the theater with my heart racing!

Fail: The only complaint I had was the story was very similar to the first “Jurassic Park.” Don’t get me wrong, I loved that film, but I was hoping for some originality in this reboot.

• Standout Performance

Chris Pratt did a great job in his role as Owen. I am a huge fan of his already and he did not disappoint. His character was a smart aleck but loveable at the same time. Watching him “train” the raptors was amazing! One of the other characters referred to him as a bad*** and that was the perfect description! I look forward to seeing him in a sequel.

• Who Will Like This?

If you liked the other “Jurassic Park” films, then you will enjoy this one: it definitely fits right in. It’s quite intense and the dinosaurs are very realistic, so I would recommend it for teens and up. There is also a lot of blood and gore.

• See It Now or Wait?

To get the full effect, I would see this one in theaters. There is nothing like feeling the whole theater shake as the T-Rex walks by — these dinos deserve to be seen on the big screen!

• Overall Impression

Overall, this was good movie. Though not very original, it still kept you at the edge of your seat. I loved getting to see park actually operating, and it was fun to see the different attractions up and running. I also like the message about corporate greed and pushing the envelope just to make an extra buck. I look forward to a sequel to see if the characters learned something from what happened, but if it’s anything like the previous films, I doubt it!