Still, he pointed out that action does take the cake over the developing the characters. "Exposition and character-building chitchat are kept at a minimum as we gawk at raptors on the prowl, prehistoric sea monsters breaching out of their water pens to feed on a great white, and our old pal T. rex slugging it out with the new-and-improved I. rex," he writes.
Meanwhile, writing for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw singles out the performances of the two leads, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. He describes Chris as "easy-going, relaxed, somewhere on a continuum between Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks," and praises Bryce's "intense presence."
He also praises the film as great summer fare, with fast-paced action scenes, saying the film greatly benefits and bears the mark of the influence of Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg.
Writing for IGN, Daniel Krupa says that while the action is high-octane, characters do get their time in the limelight. He comments on director Colin Trevorrow's deft steering of the movie, keeping it from being too focused on all the bells and whistles.
"There are scenes featuring explosions and gun fire – most of which were squeezed together to make the trailers – but I was thrilled to discover that it’s really not that type of blockbuster," he writes.
AA Dowd points out the meta element to the script – how the film seems a touch self-aware, playing into its sequel status with some self-referential quips. Still, the film, according to the review, lacks the exhilarating element of danger.
"And yet director Colin Trevorrow, making the leap to the big-budget big leagues after Safety Not Guaranteed, can’t match the more tactile thrills of Spielberg’s seminal summer movie. Trevorrow’s set pieces—a dive-bombing flock of pterodactyls; a supremely ridiculous but crowd-pleasing climax—are lively but never remotely terrifying," he writes.
Peter Travers liked the movie, saying that director Trevorrow really makes his mark, particularly with what appears to be a kind of commentary right back at today's audiences.
Overall, the film got good marks from Rolling Stone. "It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared...But this state-of-the-art dino epic is also more than a blast of rumbling, roaring, 'did you effing see that!' fun," he writes.
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