Jurassic World is the fourth film based on the books by novelist Michael Crichton. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow, who co-wrote the movie with Derek Connolly. It is the first of a planned trilogy to be released through Universal Pictures.
Jurassic World opens up to the public in the place of the original planned Jurassic Park. It is run by Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) whose company Masrani Corporation has taken over the dinosaurs from InGen. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the manager of the park and invites her two nephews Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) to have a good time. Meanwhile, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is tasked with handling the velociraptors and resists urges from park security manager Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) to militarizes the creature. However, a new dinosaur called the Indominus Rex, created by Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong), scapes from its eclosure. Claire turns to Owen to help him track down the creature after her nephews get lost in the park.
Before I begin, I would like to say that I am a huge Jurassic Park franchise fan and have been for many years. Steven Spielberg worked wonders with the first movie and The Lost World. Despite is many flaws, I also enjoyed Jurassic Park III.
I came to the theater with high expectations and I was not let down. Though it is a similar premise to both to previous films, it was very entertaining, action-packed, and full of Dinosaur action. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Now, I did have the same thought as my wife, who told me beforehand, “Haven’t these people learned their lesson?” You would think that the staff at InGen would have stopped trying to play God, but alas, no, that is not the case. Not only are they still cloning dangerous predatory dinosaurs like Velociraptors and T-Rexes, but they are also gene-splicing to create the new more deadly Indominus Rex.
I also thought Chris Pratt was excellent in the movie. Everyone else performed their parts incredibly well, but he, in particular, stood out among the performances. He eases into the story-arc and brings it all to the best scenes and he delivers the best dialogue.
Now, some of the action was a bit cheesy. There is a scene where Bryce Dallas Howard’s character runs from a very hungry dinosaur wearing high-heels. Both my wife and I laughed, knowing full well she could not outrun a monstrous creature while stumbling around in her heels. A few other scenes matched that, but it was not enough to deter me from the overall plot.
Bottom line, Colin Treverrow does a good job of carrying on the story of Jurassic Park. It is exciting, loaded with action, and Chris Pratt delivers a dynamite performance that is highly entertaining.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Language, action-violence, terror throughout, suggestive themes
FAVORITE QUOTE: You made a genetic hybrid. Raised it in captivity. She is seeing all of this for the first time. She does not even know what she is. She will kill everything that moves.
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This is article has been updated from a previous version.