Maybe I’m just easier to please than the average movie reviewer.
Yes, it starts out a little slow/hokey, has some pretty obvious plot holes, and I didn’t buy a major portion of the premise, but the set design was (to my mind) much richer and cooler than some of the space epics I’ve seen recently. I thought the cast was excellent and the chemistry between them real and believable. There were some clever bits about the dinosaurs and gene splicing, and once the story got going, I enjoyed it. A real popcorn movie.
Oh, and the absolute BEST killer winged lizards I’ve ever seen. Worth the price of the movie right there.