Opinion

‘Jurassic World’ Is Dumb, Leftist Claptrap But Chris Pratt Almost Redeems It

Jurassic World screenshot YouTube screenshot/Universal Pictures

If nothing else, the release of the latest left-leaning Jurassic movie should stand as a stark reminder as to how much the genius and unrealized promise of Michael Crichton is missed, while awakening us to the emerging and needed principles of Chris Pratt.

With regard to the film, titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, a more honest and fitting tag-line would be “Falsified Villains.”

As in virtually every movie and television series made by Hollywood of late, it is quickly hammered home to the audience that white males, military figures and corporations are the true enemy of humanity.

Beyond that, the film has more holes in it than a pasta strainer and the filmmakers could not care less. They are playing movie goers for chumps to be manipulated and exploited while insulting their intelligence. The massive box office for the movie is proof that their craven calculations are working.

This evolving Jurassic bigotry is with us as long has Hollywood remains biased and discriminatory and that’s bad news for anyone looking for well-written, honest, propaganda-free movies.

The intellectually inspiring story author, screenwriter and director Michael Crichton wrote in 1990 which spoke to the wonder and warnings of genetic engineering has sadly devolved into a vehicle to market cheap merchandise while carrying water for various liberal and far-left narratives.

Michael Crichton’s memory certainly deserves better than this.

But maybe a slight against Crichton is part of the greater plan.

Back in 2004, Crichton authored the book State of Fear. A fact-based techno-thriller which dared to call the liberal hysteria over “Global Warming” into question.

To this day, many on the left have not forgiven Crichton for writing a book which exposed them as the ones politicizing science while extorting governments to waste hundreds of billions of tax-payer dollars on phony “green” projects doomed to failure.

Liberal journalists, scientists, academics and environmental groups went after Crichton with a vengeance. They not only tried to attack his science, but smear his good name in the process.

Fourteen years later, it is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that Crichton was right to warn us all about “environmental extremists.”

Unfortunately, liberals now control Crichton’s Jurassic creation.

But there is a bit of a light at the end of that dark tunnel of “progressive” disinformation. That light coming in the form of actor Chris Pratt, the star of the last two Jurassic movies.

Since his breakout role in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, Pratt has starred in films which collectively, have grossed over $6 billion.

 $6 billion.

While Hollywood does not have much use for true faith — especially Christianity — it does worship money and, for that reason, Pratt is very quickly establishing himself as one of the most powerful people in the industry.

A man who does speak proudly of his Christianity and belief in God. A man who does honor our military and law enforcement officers. A man who does come from very humble means and has experienced pain and loss in his life.

A man who despite his sudden enormous success — and because of it — remains grounded and realizes what is truly important in life.

That being faith, family, friends and following the simple decency and humanity of the Golden Rule which implores all to: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Pratt has made it clear that he does live his life that way while also showing that he is his own man who marches to the beat of only his drum.

He is refreshingly candid and quirky in a very phony business.

Pratt has also been wise to avoid the cesspool of politics.

He keeps his own counsel, focuses on a few key issues, and believes that actions do speak louder than words.

No matter if he is reaching out to his almost six million Twitter followers, visiting with sick children in multiple hospitals, interacting with our police and military, or reminding the M-TV audience that “You do have a soul…God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you…Be of Service…Learn to Pray…Nobody is perfect…Grace is a gift,” Chris Pratt does walk the walk.

One can easily imagine, that while Michael Crichton may have been deeply disappointed in the direction Hollywood has taken his Jurassic creation, he would be relieved to know that Pratt has become the face of the franchise.

A man of faith and substance within the most hedonistic business on earth.

Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the book The Forty Days: A Vision of Christ’s Lost Weeks.


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