While Jurassic World has many things going for it, one criticism I've heard levied against the film is that it's ridiculous. The monsters are bigger and badder than the previous three, the situations are more complex, there's more last-minute, final-second, saved-by-a-stranger moments than any previous entry in the series. The CGI allows for much more complicated scenes...but it also means it's far more exaggerated than the previous films. Many have said this is a sign that Hollywood lack subtlety and can't tell a good story without explosions.
Those people would be correct...if that weren't the entire self-aware theme of the movie. Jurassic World isn't about dinosaurs, it's a metaphor for our society's overstimulation, lack of moderation, and continual need for bigger, badder, and more ridiculous artificial thrills. The movie even states that people just aren't impressed by dinosaurs anymore which has led for the need for the park to expand into future genetic modification. The movie itself isn't just a vehicle for conveying this overall themes, it's a physical embodiment of the theme itself. This movie isn't ridiculous and over-the-top because it thinks it needs to be, its ridiculous because it's trying to prove a point. At all times, it's self-aware.
To me...both in movies and in real-life, that makes all the difference. No movie, film, play, story, game, event, or person is perfect, but as long as that entity can acknowledge its own flaws and be self-critical (and even deprecating at times) I can take that thing, or that person seriously. It's only when people don't acknowledge the flaws in their work, or pretend their product is perfect that it starts to become unbelievable. Much of the EdTech (and education in general) culture functions under this delusion both in person at conferences and especially in Twitter chats. It's not that incorrect information is occasionally shared, it's that it's always presented as though I'm being sold a product. People might fall for that hard-sell the first few times, but eventually the act runs thin. It's a matter of self-awareness that allows for both fact and fiction to co-exist.