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An Aspie Review of Jurassic World!

Dr. Frank Gaskill

I’m a psychologist who specializes in the realm of Asperger’s and Autism. One of my clients’ special interest is film. His future life goal is to own a movie theater and he loves, loves, loves reviewing films. I asked him to review Jurassic World for my blog and here it is!

shutterstock_128001950Jurassic World, while not as good as Jurassic Park, manages to stand as a great movie on its own. Most of the cast gives good enough performances and Chris Pratt solidifies his spot as one of Hollywood’s biggest new actors. The special effects look great but I was disappointed that there was a large lack of animatronics that made the first movie so magical even during scenes that had the perfect opportunity to use them.

Of course it’s not a Jurassic Park movie without some kids in danger and the kids in this movie managed to stand out from the kids in previous Jurassic Park movies. Simpkins and Robinson do a good job considering other child actors and it was fun to see the kids bond over the length of the film.

shutterstock_237623800Jurassic World has tons of references to the original Jurassic Park which are fun and feel like part of the movie rather than being put there for the sake of them being there. Jurassic World ups the amount of violence and action but ultimately fails to reach the levels of terror from Jurassic Park. Jurassic World also has plenty of comedy, some of which is truly funny while some of it comes off as cheesy and unnecessary.

Jurassic World is definitely the best Jurassic Park sequel and makes a smart move by ignoring the other sequels while not writing them out of continuity. The final scene is the best scene of the movie and one of the best scenes of the year.

Overall, Jurassic World is a great action movie with amazing visuals, but fails to deliver the dialogue and storytelling of the first.

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About the author

Dr. Frank Gaskill

Dr. Frank Gaskill

"Dr. G." is Comicon Panelist and Co-Author of Max Gamer, a graphic novel about a boy with Asperger's (www.maxgameronline.com). He is a contributing author to The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead and Star Wars Psychology. He is also a contributor to The Shrink Tank podcast.

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