Title: Jurassic World
Director(s): Colin Trevorrow
Writer(s): Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver
Main Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins
Release Date: 12th June 2015
More Info: IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes Amazon UK
22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?
In A World
While it is not a film I have seen a million times before, Jurassic Park has always held a special place in my heart. Thus, just like countless others, I could not wait for the release of Jurassic World. As we drew nearer to release day and the first few reviews and hype started to file in, I got even more excited and quickly made sure I was watching it on release weekend – something that is very important for films. Upon coming out of the cinema on Saturday, I was incredibly pleased. Jurassic World was well worth the wait and will be a film that I am certain I would happily watch over and over again – and I’m already planning to go see it in the cinema again!
It would be foolish to believe that the plot of this film would be anything other than predictable but that didn’t mean it was not enjoyable or entertaining. Even knowing the ultimate outcome, it still created tension, romance, heart-warming emotions and many “phew” and “yay” moments. All of which helped to make the film that much better in the long run. I really liked the script for this film as the dialogue was well placed and intriguing. I have heard that the film is a little misogynistic and I can definitely see that, especially with a cast overrun with males, but that didn’t stop my overall enjoyment of the film, fortunately.
Things Are Bound
What always makes films with predictable plots easier to stomach are likeable and relatable characters and this definitely happens in Jurassic World. I will admit to very much appreciating Chris Pratt’s performance in this film. His character was strong, powerful, and overwhelmingly charming. He was caring and protective and lovely and just a simple joy to watch. I also really enjoyed that the Dinosaurs became characters themselves as you cared about them and what happened to them. I felt many emotions while watching the film purely because it was possible to see the dinosaurs as you would any other pet. The main female in the film, Claire, did frustrate me at times but overall I did like her character by the end of it.
To Go Wrong
I very much enjoyed this film and I would highly recommend it, even to someone who hasn’t seen the first three films. It was great to see that they didn’t ignore Jurassic Park’s existence though and I really loved all of the small references to it. On top of that, this film is definitely a scary one when you really think about it and I’m certain some people may feel jumpy over it but I love it when films do that, it pulls you into the story that much more. On that same note I loved how intense the film became at parts and just couldn’t help but find it completely entertaining. This is a film that will stay with you. It will make you feel many emotions and it comes across as a true experience, almost like being on a ride. On a final note, I watched this film in 2D and think it was really interactive and brilliant, I’m not convinced watching it in 3D would add anything new to the experience.