Movie Review: Jurassic World overcomes minor flaws, because dinosaurs

Bigger dinosaurs, bigger park and boffo 3D make for an exciting Jurassic sequel.

Jurassic World
3.5 out of 5 stars.
Rated PG 13. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, B.D. Wong, Judy Greer. Opens Fri., June 12.

Cinephiles can debate endlessly whether today’s summer tentpole flicks are different from the big-budget movies of decades past, or simply updated versions of the same old thing. What’s indisputable, though, is that in the 14 years since the original Jurassic Park franchise petered out with its lackluster third installment, blockbusters have undergone a drastic change in the lengths they’ll go to capture an ever more sophisticated-slash-jaded audience.