Fifth about The Seventh

Jurassic World

Jurassic WorldJurassic World: Colin Trevorrow’s film is a great example of the difference between creating tension and simply having a scary moment; to create tension, it often helps to have a connection with the characters. Therein lies the first problem: the characters are uninteresting, unengaging; the capable cast (Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt usually have charm in spades) is wasted here. The story is, of course, nonsensical, but that’s an expected issue in most summer films. Special effects are competent (less so when in daylight, more so at night); in that sense, the sound design is more impressive, since it’s more consistent. It is, however, an empty achievement, since (to get back to the initial point), it’s not really used to build tension.

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