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Jurassic World: The reviews are in - and they're mixed at best

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Published 12/06/2015 | 11:40

Actors Bryce Dallas Howard (L) and Chris Pratt attend the Universal Pictures'
Actors Bryce Dallas Howard (L) and Chris Pratt attend the Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" premiere at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Twenty two years after Steven Spielberg's classic - Jurassic World has premiered to mixed reviews.

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Thirteen years in the pipeline, Jurassic World has finally been released in cinemas across the world.

The reviews are in, and here's what the critics think about the blockbuster starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

"Chris Pratt as action hero Owen Grady, the sarcastic wrangler, is charming. His spontaneous witty one-liners lend a comic relief. Director Colin Trevorrow has done a commendable job by delivering this colossal project which is close to the original. The visuals which include CGI images, VFX and 3D effects are astonishing and the background score accentuates the viewing experience."

Chris Pratt in Jurassic World
Chris Pratt in Jurassic World

- NDTV Movies

"Jurassic World' is an enjoyable walk in the 'Park.'"

-LA Times

"Jurassic World is a blockbuster of its moment. It’s not deep. There aren’t new lessons to be learned. And the film’s flesh-and-blood actors are basically glamorized extras. But when it comes to serving up a smorgasbord of bloody dino mayhem, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do beautifully."

Actors Bryce Dallas Howard (L) and Chris Pratt attend the Universal Pictures'
Actors Bryce Dallas Howard (L) and Chris Pratt attend the Universal Pictures' "Jurassic World" premiere at the Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

-Entertainment Weekly

"Jurassic World nevertheless hits all the expected beats of heroism, action and dinosaur dining. The tourists are delicious, and there are so many more to snack on this time!"

-The Star

"Jurassic World feels like very thin stuff indeed. But, in truth, it probably fulfils the corporate requirements. All the story beats are in the right place. There’s just enough violence. The skulduggery will do well enough."

-The Irish Times

"Reptiles aren't well-known for their intelligence. Neither are today's blockbusters. So, dinosaurs and a big budget should get along famously, right? This is purely blockbuster fun cranked to 11 with raptors with friggin' cameras strapped to their heads. If you want a good time, then turn off your brain and let the good times roar."

-News Ok

"The latest dino-adventure is another menacing affair with fantastic digitised effects. The music and camerawork go up, up and away whenever Olympian overviews are needed to vary ground-zero fright feasts. This is as good as Jurassic cinema gets. Until it gets better next time."

-The Financial Times

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