Jurassic World

Jurassic World ★★½

There is exactly one brilliant moment in Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World: a teenage boy named Zach (Nick Robinson) strolls through the T-Rex exhibit at the eponymous amusement park, just one of the 20,000 visitors who will pass through the tropical tourist attraction that day. His phone rings; it’s his mom calling, and she wants to have a typical mom conversation.

As Zach turns his back to the viewing window in order to hear the voice on the other end of the line, the single most iconic film creature of the last 25 years loudly waddles through the background with an ancient roar. The crowd coos, doing their best to convince each other that they’ve just seen something awesome, but Zach doesn’t even flinch. The spectacle is about as exciting to him as last year’s Christmas presents.