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Jurassic World Review


Specs from IMDB.com:

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, which backfires horribly.

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Writers: Rick Jaffa (screenplay), Amanda Silver (screenplay), 5 more credits »

Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins | See full cast and crew »

Plot Keywords: jurassic park | dinosaur | brother brother relationship | velociraptor | animal attackSee All (212) »

Taglines: The park is open.

Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril

Release Date: 12 June 2015 (USA)

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime: 124 min

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.00 : 1

Score 9 out of 10

This movie is phenomenal!  Thoroughly enjoyed it throughout the entire film.  After the first disastrous outcome of the original Jurassic Park, Hammond’s dream seems to be realized in the continued success of Jurassic World!  This theme park is the number one tourist attraction in the world, but the money coming in is only slightly higher than costs (it’s expensive feeding all those dinos!) and they need something new to wow the kids (“They’re dinosaurs. ‘Wow’ enough.” -Owen).  Thus is born (created? grown? semantics) the incredible Indominus Rex (“Fierce or Untamable King”), a mix of a T-Rex and other “classified” genes (“Probably not a good idea”).  When one thing goes wrong, suddenly everything goes wrong and Claire (played by Bryce Dallas Howard), the director of the park, enlists Owen (Chris Pratt), a former Navy man who is now attempting to train raptors, to help her find her nephews in the ensuing chaos.  Blood, scales, and teeth begin.

The Good:

This movie had tons of action, chase scenes, fighting, thrills, chills, and even a little bit of romance.  It’s got everything you need for a wonderful, pulse-pumping success.  Owen is a fantastic character, skilled, reliable, smart, and (justifiably) wary of science progressing to far.  His main task is training a brood of Raptors, giving him a unique outlook at the creators of Jurassic World.  Nature won’t be controlled.  Another great part of this movie were the easter eggs sprinkled throughout (I won’t spoil them all here but I’ll have a list below of what I noticed if you’re interested), each of these easter eggs brought me back to that 6 year old kid who loved the original Jurassic Park movie and I couldn’t be more pleased with this new film.  The dinosaurs look fantastic, bringing you back to the wonder of seeing dinosaurs as a kid.  They even did it well enough that they can make some great sequels.

The development of Claire from an uptight, type-A, business woman into a brave, caring woman was intriguing through the movie.  At the beginning, all she sees is work and the bottom line, but when things start getting real, she realizes that life isn’t so easily controlled.  Her and Owen have a great relationship, going from butting heads to working together (“You know, for survival”).

Enjoyed the developing brotherhood between Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins).  With home life a tad difficult, these brothers go to Jurassic World for the week and end up in a nightmare, but work together, trusting and respecting each other to get out of a dinosaur sized problem (see what I did there?).

Seriously though, why do they continue making giant carnivorous dinosaurs?

The Bad

The only downside of this movie is that it has the same basic plot of the Jurassic Park 1 & 2.  These guys made dinosaurs, bad guys wanna steal dinosaurs, things go wrong, lots of people being eaten, get the heck out of there.  But still, I love it haha.

Other Thoughts (Caution! Spoilers!)

Some of the easter eggs:

Ian Malcolm’s (One of the original characters from Jurassic Park) has a book seen throughout the film.

Zack and Gray, after running away from the Indominus Rex, come to the original Jurassic Park center from the end of the original film.  The Jurassic Park banner is still on the floor, they also go through the lunchroom and find night vision goggles used in the first film.  After fixing up a jeep from the original center, they bust through a high electric fence (instead of climbing over it like the original film).

A T-Rex was lead by a flare like in the first film, and we had a tech guy with a t-shirt from the original park.


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