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Jurassic World

Just got back from seeing Jurassic World (Also have seen Mad Max: Fury Road (FINALLY!) and Slow West. I'll try to have reviews for those by the end of the week). This time the park is open, and with it comes the 21st century where dinosaurs are now so common place, that kids prefer to look at their phones. (a quirky idea and an interesting one although a bit hard to swallow at the same time). The film stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as the park's raptor trainer and operations manager respectfully as well as Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins as the nephews of Howard's character who must get out of the park when its newest creation, the Indominus Rex, a genetic hybrid of several different animals breaks free. This storyline is fairly creative as it allows for exploration of certain sci-fi themes like genetic splicing as well as progressing the themes slightly from the original film with the raptors being trained and possibly becoming weapons of war. At the same time …