Samir Mehta: “It sucked.”

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Scott Hardie: Do you think that nostalgia might be affecting critics as much as audiences? Or perhaps that the bar has been set lower in recent years by so many weak summer blockbusters? − July 5, 2015 • more by Scott

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Erik Bates: “It was ok.”

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Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Meh. Parts of this work as summer-blockbuster entertainment -- I was genuinely anxious during a few sequences, particularly the big finale -- and parts of it work as meta-criticism of summer-blockbuster entertainment, such as the implications that audiences today are bored by mere dinosaurs and *yawn* great white sharks. But none of the characters are afforded any charisma or depth, the dinosaurs are neither awe-inspiring nor frightening, and there's a streak of retrograde sexism running through the film. This feels very much like a by-the-numbers sequel, repeating the template set by the original, with characters making choices merely because the plot requires it. Hollywood can spend a fortune to animate dinosaurs over and over, but they apparently can't afford a point for the dinosaur movie to make.

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