The owners of a dinosaur theme park try to attract tourists with a thrilling new exhibit, but a deadly giant breaks loose and terrorizes the island.
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus, Judy Greer
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I’m a big fan of the first two “Jurassic Park” instalments and finding the third watchable I wondered where possibly a new entry could go when Jurassic World was first announced. My concern was the concept, though great; was tired and at risk of more repetition which would overshadow any attempts at telling any kind of meaningful narrative in future instalments. After all how many stories can be centered around a cat and mouse idea involving dinosaurs.
Unfortunately my fears were realised in Jurassic World.
The basic story is a now fully operational Jurassic World park creates and houses a new species of dinosaur known as the Indominus Rex which was created using genes from other dinosaurs. The dinosaur typically escapes it’s enclosure and Raptor trainer ‘Owen Grady’ played by Chris Pratt and operational manager ‘Claire’ Played by Bryce Dallas Howard must track it down.
As standard there is a subplot involving two young boys who happen to be the nephew’s of the character Claire but if you’ve seen any previous Jurassic entry you will already know they are there for padding and suspense and do virtually nothing to advance the plot. Our two main leads have absolutely zero chemistry and often just feel very awkward in their interactions.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. The special effects in this movie are absolutely breathtaking and Pratt is as charismatic as ever but sadly for me it is not enough to save this movie.
If you’re a die hard fan and just in need of a dino fix then you will surely enjoy this movie for what it is, but beyond that there’s not much else. Overall this is the same Jurassic story we’ve seen three times already and that story quite frankly is dull at this point.
There are far better films to put your time into.
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