Jurassic World

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Humans are mere dinosaur fodder in this extension of the $2 billion-grossing sci-fi franchise that dates back to 1993's "Jurassic Park," Steven Spielberg's wildly popular adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1990 novel. The potential victims of the latest crop of genetically recreated prehistoric predators who, for a price, can be observed at the resort of the title, include a career-focused member of the theme park's staff (Bryce Dallas Howard), her visiting nephews (Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins) and the ex-military animal trainer (Chris Pratt) with whom she shares a romantic attraction thinly disguised as mutual dislike. Anyone looking for interaction more meaningful than that between the DNA disaster of an uber-dino to whose rampage director Colin Trevorrow devotes most of his attention and the anonymous extras on whom the ill-designed creature contentedly munches have come to the wrong fictional island. Though the elements listed below rule out the "Flintstones" crowd, parents of insistent teens who find their patience in danger of extinction need not feel too guilty if resistance proves futile.

Watch out for: Some gory interludes, a bit of comic innuendo, at least one use of profanity, a few crude and crass terms.

Rated: A-III, adults; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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