It’s been 22 years since the tragic events at Jurassic Park, but the visions of the late John Hammond has re-materialised and is fully functioning at Isla Nublar re-named Jurassic World. 10 years since it’s re-opening the visitation rates are dwindling, just like every other attraction, eventually people become less excited. In order to gain back the wow-factor the park’s scientists create a new attraction which inevitably backfires.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) directs this new instalment of the famous Jurassic franchise and despite the lack of blockbusters under his belt, he has certainly created one very reminiscent of Spielberg’s original. Forgetting The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World makes many references and homages to its original predecessor. So if you’re a huge fan of the monster franchise you will certainly enjoy reminiscing along with this film.
Starring Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire, the park’s operations manager, she invites her two nephews to visit and experience the park, just in time for the experimental attraction to début. The film also stars big hero Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) who plays Owen, the slightly cocky “dino-expert”. Owen has managed to build a relationship with a pack of Velociraptors known for their vicious and savage behaviour. If you remember that intense kitchen scene from Jurassic Park, you will soon see them in a whole new light. When things get out of hand with the test tube Dinosaur, Owen is called out by Claire to help contain the mutated beast.
There are plenty of bone shaking and jaw trembling moments, even some jump scares that will get the adrenaline running. Keeping up with today’s society, the age of the internet and smart phones, it most certainly has an updated and revolutionary feel but it remains adventurous and intense. There is certainly a lot of humour, both witty and cheesy mixed with emotional moments. There is a lot going on in this film and it is slightly repetitive, however “it’s dinosaurs, wow enough”, enjoy great thrill ride!