I don't know whether current day Hollywood writers don't get teens anymore, or if my own perspective on them has changed, but over the past decade or so I've noticed I hate most teens in TV and film the way they're portrayed. The only one worse than this guy was Cruise's son in War of the Worlds. That kid needed to get killed by the aliens because he was too stupid to be allowed to live.
I agree the weapons seemed underpowered against the dinos, perhaps they've yet to finish the playbalancing.
I'll keep watching for now, but I'm glad they're done with the future Earth stuff because it was just getting way too preachy about how "Man ruined his environment" and blah blah blah. We get it, Hollywood, you're liberals, no one gives points anymore for that stuff except what you give yourselves.
The Jedi Master