But I went to see this dinosaur adventure movie as a 21 year old girl and I loved it.
I went in fully expecting it to be a bit of a slasher movie. Dinosaurs eating people and such, but I was completely floored. The cinematography, oh my god. The whole movie was beautifully done. I don't think I've been that impressed by the cinematography of a movie since "Les Mis".
Once I'd got over how beautiful the scenery was, I started to pay attention to the story.
I loved the banter between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Their chemistry was great and it added the necessary comic relief to situations that could have been too intense. I thought the actors who played BDH's nephews were good, but they weren't memorable, however I do acknowledge that their characters were necessary to the story. I just thought the older one was a little obnoxious and the younger one a bit whiny.
The story progressed smoothly and the plot twists and turns were exciting.
But my all time favorite part was the relationship between Chris Pratt's character Owen, and his raptors. It was beautiful. I thought it was a great example of how everyday animal handlers and carers get to know their animals and develop a trust. I thought it also showed how important good and supportive captivity programs are.
It was also really cool. C'mon, Chris Pratt was totally the master of those raptors hehe.
So even though I haven't seen the originals, I think "Jurassic World" stands alone as the beginning of the new franchise for the current generation.
10/10 stars. Can't wait for it to come out on DVD.