Cert: 12A Runtime: 124 mins Director: Colin Trevorrow Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ifran Khan, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, BD Wong, Judy Greer and Vincent D’Onofrio
We are safe in here right?
It’s been 22 years when a fresh faced me walked into the cinema for the first time and watched Jurassic Park. For me most probably my favorite film of all time. After the release of Jurassic Park I was dino-mad then,the toys, the books, the clothes even the stationary. I still own my original T-Rex from Kenner toys it sits proud in my office. Once The Lost World came out I was pretty happy with it, then JP III came and it ruined the franchise for me. Jurassic World has been in the pipline for well over a decade and even more. But we are here finally Jurassic World, the summer season is here after my slight disappointment of Avengers: Age of Ultron can Jurassic World save the day? What is Jurassic World about you ask? The dinosaurs at Isla Nublar’s Jurassic World theme park have been pulling in the crowds, and the island has recently unveiled its new attraction, a brand new, lab-created dinosaur named the Indominus Rex. The aim is to boost flagging visitor numbers. But the newly created hybrid creature – bigger and deadlier than any dinosaur that ever lived – escapes, endangering the lives of everybody on the island.
Jurassic World is a lot of fun, but a very predictable blockbuster. Lets start by talking about cast, Chris Pratt is such a likable guy. He had great screen presence and charisma (it basically reminded me of a toned down Star Lord. Owen (Chris Pratt) accomplished Robert Muldoon’s dream of taming the raptors in my opinion. Pratt’s character seemed to be the only character that was developing and enhancing and the writers purely wanted to focus on him. Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire was just an awful female lead, she did have a lot of guts but my days it was just a train wreck. We are currently living in cinematic society where females are constantly the damsel (we need more Furiosa’s and less Claire’s).Blue the raptor was the leading lady in my opinion. I do anticipate her moment will come eventually but Jurassic World is not the beginning for her. Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson do an ok job as the two brothers on vacation and do the whole bonding out of fear and terror. The kids could of been removed out of the equation very easily. Vincent D’Onofrio was ok here, he wasn’t Daredevil King Pin good (but he makes a decent protagonist). The supporting cast like Ifran Khan, BD Wong and Judy Greer were mere puppets in this film to keep the story going.
While this is one of the most predictable films in the history of cinema, I had a great time at Jurassic World. The easter eggs alone are worth the entry fee to be honest. Many hidden gems are in the film and it’s reminiscent of a time gone by. We had new dinosaurs, new park, new concepts and newfaces. All which blend well together and Colin Trevorrow should be happy with his film. The momentum and pacing go hand in hand, it was a bit of a slow start but it hits a certain part and we don’t stop. The whole Velocaraptor being trained concept was just genius, a certain scene with a motorcycle is just WOW. The lack of anamatroinc dinosaurs was disappointing the magic of the JP franchise is the mixture of CGI and anamtroincs. I will admit Indominus Rex for me originally was a bit of a cheap idea. But she was freaking awesome, terrifying and ferocious it paid off and obliterates Spinosauraus out of my mind. What I’d hop to see in the next Jurassic Park film is a more challenging plot and more depth to it’s characters. But it’s great to see this amazing franchise come back from extinction.