Not to give any spoilers but “Jurassic World” can be summed up in one word, “Ahhh!” The dinosaurs once again strike terror into the hearts of moviegoers as the danger unfolds on the screen before them.
In “Jurassic World,” the dinosaur park that was envisioned has been operating for 10 years now and the large crowds it once attracted are dwindling. The park's stakeholders need a new attraction to boost revenue and renew interest. Their plan to introduce a new dinosaur to the park fails and puts everyone’s life at risk.
Like the first film “Jurassic Park,” released in 1993, the special effects that bring the dinosaurs to life are incredible. The effects give the audience the feeling they could reach out and touch one of these animals. With advances made in computer-generated images since then, the dinosaurs are even more lifelike on screen.
“Jurassic World” helps to redeem the franchise after the two previous sequels were more about making a profit than telling a story. The film provides audiences with a good lead before they are thrust into the action. The action in this film is coordinated well to keep audiences engaged all the way through it.
One of the scenes from the film that demonstrates this is when the new dinosaur fakes her escape by clawing on the side of her enclosure to lure the handlers into the cage with her. Another scene is when members of the park's security force try to capture the dinosaur after it escapes and are promptly eaten.
Filmmakers made a great choice in casting Chris Pratt for this film. Pratt plays Owen Grady, who is an animal handler and velociraptor expert. Audiences know Pratt for his laid-back attitude and quick wit from “Guardians of the Galaxy.” These character traits clearly shine through in the final cut of the film. One scene that shows this is Grady's reaction after learning about the park's new attraction. “You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea,” he quips.
The film also pays tribute to the first movie, not only through the musical score, but in several scenes with hidden elements longtime fans of the franchise will notice. One scene shows the former Jurassic Park Visitors Center now overgrown and covered up by the jungle. “Jurassic World” is a close second to the original film, but not a replacement. If you haven't seen “Jurassic Park,” you might consider renting it before seeing “Jurassic World” to get the full experience.
The one person who should have made a cameo was Jeff Goldblum, who played Dr. Ian Malcolm in the first movie. His quirky personality added to the success of that film.
“Jurassic World” entertaining, but it is a film that is not for children.
At the screening, children ranging in ages from 6 to 8 years old were sitting in front of me. During some of the intense scenes, like when a person was eaten or attacked by a dinosaur, they would scream, cry or beg to go home.
The dinosaurs in “Jurassic World” are not Barney, so leave your children at home.
The only way to experience this film is to see it on the big screen to get the full affect.
Don’t miss this film before it leaves theaters. It’s rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril and runs 124 minutes.