Director: Colin Trevorrow. Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D'Onofrio, Irrfan Khan. 124 min. Rated PG-13. USA/China. Sci-fi/Adventure.
Long ago, a great director made a movie that revolutionized the use of special effects around a core sci-fi concept, with almost no story at all. Since then, there have been three attempts (including one by the great director himself) to repeat that master-stroke, and all have come back empty-handed. Jurassic World finds the solution in taking every great moment of that original movie, and making it multiple times bigger, louder, more numerous, and more in-your-face. Hugely entertaining, but except for the concept of human-dinosaur interaction (and promise in Chris Pratt as a future Indiana Jones), there's nothing new here.