Jurassic world hits cinemas: June 11
Run Time: 2hr 10m
Director: Colin Trevorrow
This is definitely one of the must see movies of 2015. Whether you’re watching for the nostalgia that it is part of the Jurassic Park series or you’re just watching Chris Pratt for the eye candy this movie covers all bases. It’s a hybrid in the sense that so many genres of film are covered off. Elements of romance, comedy, thriller, adventure sci-fi, and action are prominent throughout the film.
The storyline is exactly what you would expect after watching the original Jurassic Park movies. Visitors at the Jurassic World theme park run for their lives when the genetically engineered Indominus Rex and other dinosaurs go on a rampage.
Chris Pratt plays the character Owen and is the perfect man for the job. While his character ends up being the partial hero he is real enough that you can relate to him and feel a sense of camaraderie. The real camaraderie is built between the characters Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) brothers who are forced to work together to survive. Before they’re pushed to their limits the brothers have typical sibling rivalry. The older brother is the ‘cool’ one and Gray is more into books and science. Simpkins is an incredible fit for this character, he’s no stranger to the big screen. He played the character Harley Keener in Iron Man 3 which was another amazing performance by him. Gray provides a lot of the humour in the plot his quirky timing is paramount for a lot of the humour throughout the film and it wouldn’t be the same without him.
Beth (Bryce Dallas Howard) again is the perfect fit for the role. She’s very uptight over organised, perfectly presented. At the beginning of the film it’s easy to dislike her but by the end of the film you will very much want to be her friend. I feel like she is quite misunderstood and is bottling up a lot of her emotions. To combat feeling defeated she puts all of her time and effort into work, her personal life suffers as a result of it. The romance between Beth and Owen is inevitable I feel like this subplot really does get you invested emotionally.
The only negative thing I felt about this movie was how Hollywood it was. There were some parts that were a little forced. The ‘Park Rangers’ were more like Storm Troopers. The amount of technology that went into the film incredible to witness however the cast were so good and the realness of the dinosaurs were enough without so many gadgets. I would have liked this film just as much had it been a bit more humble and wholesome.
Add all the trimmings you want but at the end of the day this is one of those films you’re going to watch anyway. Jurassic Park is a classic and you kind of need to see this just so you can say you’ve seen it. On the whole I love what Trevorrow has done with the film. I was most definitely transported from the present to another world. Jurassic World, the park is open.
This movie will captivate you emotionally, have you on the edge of your seat, tug on your heart strings and without a doubt you will be entertained with the odd laugh as well.
Drop a comment and let me know what you think when you watch it.
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Although I like the original Jurassic Park very much, I don’t hold it the same high esteem as some of Speilberg’s earlier popcorn entertainment like Raiders of the Lost Ark (which is a perfect film) and Jaws. I’m approaching this one with a certain amount of trepidation. Glad to read a well-written, positive review, though.