We have scientists splicing genes and copyrighting the results, embodied by B.D. Wong as a researcher so intellectually perverted that he can't stop smirking when he talks about his creations.
[...] when Dwight Eisenhower warned of the military industrial complex, perhaps he was thinking of Vincent D'Onofrio, who has the bright idea to weaponize the velociraptors for fighting in the Middle East.
There is the Gentle Giant petting zoo, and opportunities for patrons to roll through a field of plant-eating apatosauruses, while protected inside a Plexiglass hamster ball.
[...] it has such a lousy personality that it kills for fun.
The action scenes are imaginative and suspenseful and gradually take on a demented exuberance, with huge-headed dinosaurs sniffing at people and velociraptors attacking in packs.
The music of Michael Giacchino repurposes the best of John Williams' original score, and although the film ultimately lacks that extra something that Spielberg often brings - the sense that the action is somehow emblematic of something grand in the human spirit - the movie has a caustic wit that will do in its place.
[...] it shows you a beautifully realized theme park, with holograms and concession stands and rides and attractions, and presents it, not even as a monument to arrogance.