Jurassic World (2015) Movie Review

Mike Matei / June 12th, 2015

James and Mike give their first impressions of Jurassic World (2015)


  • GorgeousBones

    June 12, 2015 at 2:35 am

    NIce! I’m going today, much more excited now that it has the Cinemassacre’s brand of approval.

    • SpeedyEric

      June 12, 2015 at 2:39 am

      I highly recommended, too. I just saw it at the early premire at the movie theatre in my home town. It had a big turn out, and we all enjoyed the hell out of it. And I’m not gonna spoil that ending for ya.

    • June 12, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Sorry guys, a real-life Jurassic park will NEVER exist. DNA has a shelf-life. Even under ideal conditions, all DNA bonds will be completely destroyed in bone after about 7 million years. And the last dinosaur lived some 65 million years ago.

      • ToadRoad

        June 12, 2015 at 7:28 pm

        You must not enjoy many movies.

      • JayRam

        June 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

        Get outta here with your “facts”.

      • Hanglyman

        June 13, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        I notice you said “in bone”… what about in blood inside a mosquito trapped in amber? Is that any better?

      • ai

        June 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

        Hate to break it to you, but you’re wrong. DNA CAN survive: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dinosaur-shocker-115306469/?no-ist

      • JamesRolfe'sNewBaby

        June 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

        I love the part near the end, when the T-tex fights the huge, raptor-hybrid dinosaur. The dinosaur gets eaten by a fish, which made me lol.

      • June 20, 2015 at 10:40 pm

        in fact i dont think that was impossible, dna is a code of chemical substances that corresponds a caracteristics and behaviour of another chemical substances in organisms, the genoma research never had stopped, i think that research following that way the genoma code someday could be manipulable, if impossible recreate the exact dna of a dinossaur for example, whereas these tools had be devoloped and the genoma had be full discovered will be possible create an organism who atends the caracteristics of a dinossaur like creature, it will be like play a music of ear without knowing the cipher, i think it was more like a very very very very oustanding hard task, but not so impossible

        i dont know english well, if anyone could suggest corrections to my spelling i will be very glad 🙂

  • June 12, 2015 at 2:52 am

    “Dinosaurs are cool”

  • June 12, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I’ve watched you guys since the beginning and you still manage to impress with every video. Keep up the fantastic work! Fuckin love you two xD

  • June 12, 2015 at 3:02 am

    So you give TMNT shit for using CGI, but this one gets a “meh CGI ok”? What was it about this movie that it gets a pass?

    • Satnav

      June 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Because CGI is far more understandable to use when you have to do something like lots of dinosaurs running around with people. It looks much better than those lame fucking lizards they just tacked horns on back in the day, I’ll tell you that much. Also, the dinosaurs don’t have those weird human-like faces the 2014 turtles did.

      • June 15, 2015 at 12:52 am

        the mutagen has the effects of that it takes on the form of what they last had contact with. So why shouldn’t they have human life face features. People take TMNT way to seriously. Go knock down Nickelodeon’s door with their TMNT adaption of April being young, and training to be a ninja, and Don falling in love with her. that is worse then the movie.

  • frostare

    June 12, 2015 at 4:03 am

    You know, IMO the sequels (Lost World and III) got worse with each new one, unlike other classics like Back to the Future where 2 is my favorite. The only good thing I can say about III is… fucking Spinosaurus. I’m eager to see this new one looks like there are actually people coming to visit the park! Finally! =D

  • Zaphod

    June 12, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Hey Cinemassacre why no Mad Max coverage? Not fans?

    • Hanglyman

      June 13, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      I’d be interested in seeing this too. If you just don’t have any interest in it and haven’t even seen it, fair enough, but it was pretty amazing and I’d be interested to hear what James thinks of it.

    • The Kaleidoscopic God

      June 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      I can already see the headlines: “Worrying lack of Mad Max coverage on Cinemassacre.com – site possibly run by misogynists”

      • The Kaleidoscopic God

        July 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Well, in light of recent events my comment wasn’t all that far off. You don’t need to parody these people; they do a hell of a job of that themselves.

  • The Wicker Man

    June 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I agree with James 100%. I was 11 years old when I watched Jurassic Park at the cinema, when Alan Grant steps out of the jeep at the beginning and you see the dinosaurs it blew my balls off. Even though special effects have gotten bigger and better over the years, nothing has “wowed” me as much Jurassic Park did. Oh to be young again…

    • ToadRoad

      June 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      JP in the theater was like nothing I’d ever seen before.

    • jasonjrf

      June 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Yep I agree I was 13 when I saw it and I went with two friends it must have been opening weekend or the next cause the theater was so packed we couldn’t even sit by each other every single seat was full. I mean every seat. It’s a shame that because of pirating and torrents that probably won’t happen again.

  • June 12, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Why won’t my comments show up? :/

    • June 12, 2015 at 10:03 am

      This new ad system sucks big time… it plays audio OVER the actual videos…

    • Hanglyman

      June 13, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Cinemassacre has a system that filters out a certain word that begins with f and ends with irst. If you’ve used that word anywhere in your comment, it just won’t appear, with no explanation.

  • Ace

    June 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Is that a hickey on your neck, James? What was happening in that theatre?

  • Treise

    June 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Going to see the movie later today, so before I watch this review, are there spoilers or am I okay?

  • June 12, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Hey James! Is that a hickey on your neck? Or was Mike just a little too close in the darkness of the theater? ha! Great review you guys! 😀

  • Mexicola

    June 12, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I’m sorry guys, not like I didn’t want to see this but I basically went this morning based on your recommendation and this movie just plain sucked. I could barely make it to the end. Perhaps you guys were hyped up for a new sequel but this really was just the worst.

  • Satnav

    June 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Also, technically the sequels are canon in this film, but that really just shows up in the promotional materials, and as it’s set fifteen years later they wouldn’t really come up.

    • Satnav

      June 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Well actually you see the skeleton of the Spinosaurus in this film from 3.

      • Alen Žižak

        June 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm

        It’s not the same spinosaurus, since the third one is on the different island.

  • Pablo1989

    June 13, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Nihil novi but aint so bad like JPIII

  • June 14, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I stopped watching as soon as you said, “It’s Good.”

    Sorry, I thought that the movie was the worst in the series. Bland, generic characters, a stupidly simple plot that came off as more of a monster movie plot than anything else, and cheesy, annoying dialogue all combined for a very dissatisfying and hollow experience.

    I’m glad you liked it, but wow, it was awful.

  • June 14, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    To help show the impact of the special effects of JP in 93. The peak for me in realism for a dino special effect or similar to a dino, dragon in this case…was the dragon in Dragonslayer in 1981. (Go motion) More than ten years later when I saw the effects in JP. It blew me away! Ironically the same guy who did the effects in Dragonslayer, Phil Tippett helped do the CG in the original JP.

    • Lastor

      September 1, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Nope, nothing ironic about it. Makes perfect logical sense.

  • whatabird

    June 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    There is a lot of animatronics and a few CGI in the original Jurassic Park, Phill Tippet, one of most talented stop motion animators was called in to do some effets in the film with his innovation: Go-motion, it his an advanced stop motion system with motion blur, he did some tests, you can see them on Youtube, after that Denis Murren come in with is CGI team and Spielberg said we go with that but Tippet helped the CGI team with his incredible knowledge with Dinosaurs, he is a fan since kid and he did some previzualitions with stop motion to help them do to the shoots correctly, you can also see the previz test on youtube, and for the animatronics there a lots of behind the scenes making them in the Stan Wiston School on Youtube.

  • Markus Reisner

    June 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Is that a tattoo on James’ left arm?

  • Rory Davis

    June 16, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Its a fun movie, but its also very dumb and illogical. And the characters sucked (exposition-spouters and caricatures). The monster scenes were cool though, especially in the main park.

    • ToadRoad

      June 18, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought about it too. So much unnatural exposition in this movie.

  • Inqlis

    June 17, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Did Mike give you that hickey in the movie James?

  • Joker83

    June 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Finally saw the movie. I thought it was maybe as good as Jurassic Park 2. It was ok, but not that great at all. The new Dinosaur that they made up just for the movie was pretty pointless, actual real Dinosaurs based in science and fact would have been a lot more interesting. The romance subplot was a joke and fell completely flat. The absence of the T-Rex was unforgivable. The movie seemed to take place in the future with all these holograms and gyrospheres but for some reason the techy kid is taking pictures with an old fashioned camera with a giant flash.
    I am honestly surprised this movie is doing as well as it is and getting all the praise that it is. Jurassic Park 4 was better than Jurassic Park 3, and hovers around the quality of part 2. No Jeff Goldblum though, so maybe a notch down. I love Chris Pratt, but he really didn’t bring much here and seemed to be trying to keep himself from cracking up during a number of the scenes. It was distracting.
    Obviously they are going to make a Jurassic Park 5, and hopefully that one is better.

    • greedo

      June 19, 2015 at 12:07 am

      That’s too bad. I was thinking of going to see this one, myself. In all honesty, though, I think that they should have stopped making the JP films after Crichton’s death. It seems that that the series has struggled to find its’ footing since then.

      Although to be fair, there were problems with the series even before his death, but I feel that the two films made in his lifetime were far superior. Some franchises are best left in the past, and I hope they retire this one before they run it into the ground.

  • June 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    I think it’s strongly hinted at the end of the movie that it is the same T-Rex from the original. When the T-Rex climbs onto the helipad in the final shot you can see scars on his neck from the fight with the raptors in the original Jurassic Park.

  • June 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Actually guys the novel ended with Malcolm in critical condition being evacuated from the island. It never said if he died. Lol Also the Spinasaurus in 3 is an actual dinosaur not a creation. Sorry. I know you probably hate this kind of stuff. 🙂

  • Ben_from_G-town

    June 30, 2015 at 4:44 am

    I didn’t think the effects were as good as the old movie. Effects aside, though, this movie was actually pretty good.

  • July 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    It’s a whole new Jurassic World… don’t you dare close your eyes… a whole new place full of dinosaurs… some wanna get real close and tear out your throat… a whole new world of dinosaurs for you…

  • July 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Fun and interesting set of review with you both on the screen at the same time. Would be nice if you did the same with Terminator genisys!

  • Rennie Page

    July 9, 2015 at 2:56 am

    James, Mike, the Trex in this movie IS the same Trex from the original. I agree with what James said, about how that particular T-Rex has “gotten around” but you can notice when the Trex is chasing the pig, and when it is standing on the chopper pad at the end of the movie, it has the scars from the raptors in the original movie. I know that the Trex got fucked up by the “new monster dinosaur” and got bit on the neck and nearly trampled to death, but the end scene is really for chill factors and nostalgia, saying I AM THE T-REX. THIS IS MY ISLAND. HEAR ME ROAR lol. When it is released on BLU-Ray I know you’ll buy it, but look closely and you’ll agree with me, James.

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    July 9, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Apparently it IS the T-Rex from Jurassic Park. This being the case never once entered my mind, but as Rennie says it has scars from the raptor battle. That’s neat.

  • July 28, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Hey James on your cinemassacres monster madness 2015 review Godzilla 2014!

  • Luke Sonnenburg

    May 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I used to to be a fan of Jurassic Park when I was really little but as I was growing up I didn’t like it because they had dinosaurs and I thought dinosaurs were stupid. But when I saw the trailer for Jurassic World I thought it was really amazing and got back into Jurassic Park after seeing it. I am a really huge fan of the all the Jurassic Park movies and World but I don’t like Jurassic Park 3. In 2018 they are releasing a sequel and I’m really excited for it.

  • May 17, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Wow, amazed Mike liked this so much. I though it was ehh. Blah human characters, and the trailer gave away 90% of the twists.

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