So happy to read all the negative reviews here. What a brain-dead movie this was.
I always make an effort to suspend my disbelief, but that just didn't work here. I never felt like any of the dinosaurs were real, nor did I feel like any of the protagonists were ever in danger, so the whole thing kind of failed for me.
The only things that kept my attention were (1) Bryce Dallas Howard and (2) the endless stream of logic gaps.
Chris Pratt was a complete non-entity. Did they force him to help move things around on set before every scene? Because he always seemed tired and bored. It's like his charm attempted to make its way into this movie but hit a wall and fizzled out.
Most other characters were soulless cartoons, the kids and the villains included.
I agree that, while the shockingly awful writing could be blamed, it's also a complete failure of directing. For example, the constant bloodshed and death is treated with so much indifference as to be confusing. Is it too late to take Trevorrow off that Star Wars film? Can Rian Johnson ghost-direct it?
I'm dumbfounded by this movie's success, which I now view in a more sinister light. It is very bad news if they make more movies like this.