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7 reasons to drop everything and go see Jurassic World right now

It's finally here! Jurassic World is now in cinemas worldwide. If you're in two minds about whether or not to go see it, here are my 7 reasons to abandon all other plans for this weekend and head to the cinema, stat.

1. Chris Pratt. I don't need to say much more! Chris first stole my heart as the lovable Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation, but lately his career has really taken off with a few notable big-screen roles (check out the brilliant, brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy if you're not familiar). His character, Owen, is as sassy and full-of-heart as you'd expect.

2. Erm, the dinosaurs? The dinos in Jurassic World look brilliant, and like the original Jurassic films we see a mixture of painstakingly created CGI and animatronic creatures. The latest park attraction is a huge, angry genetic hybrid, and I swear even though I knew it wasn't real it got me pretty scared!

3. It's super big. The film takes place some 20 years after the first park opened and it's all gone a little bit Sea World (x10000). The parallels can't be ignored and aside from the obvious moral implications it makes for some amazing landscape shots, not to mention that tens of thousands of visitors really enhance the potential risk factor should any exhibits get loose.

4. Bryce Dallas Howard is pretty fierce. She spends the whole film running from dinosaurs in a pair of nude heels which, I might add, don't seem as dirty as they really ought to by the end of the film. It was also nice to see that the comic relief was spread equally between the male and female leads.

5. So many retro references. I'm not gonna be the jerk that lists all the Easter eggs and subtle nods to the previous films in my review, but there are plenty and the nostalgia is too real. If, like me, you grew up with these films, you'll pick them all up.

6. That theme music. You know how it goes. It'll be back in your head for days. When I heard it during the opening scenes I had actual tears in my eyes.

7. It's non-stop action, Jurassic style. The film doesn't shy away from the fact that it's plotline (the imminent escape of an exhibit and ensuing chaos and bloodshed) is somewhat predictable. In fact, it really indulges us in it, with constant twists and turns that really enrich the story.

So what are you waiting for? Grab that popcorn and go, go, go!!

Image credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Universal

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