Jurassic World Review
Jurassic World is an American science-fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, and Irfan Khan. The film is the fourth installment in Jurassic Park series. Jurassic World is scheduled to release on 12 June 2015.
The last installment from Jurassic Park Series was released in 2001. For those people who have witnessed its first installment almost two decades ago will surely have a feeling that ‘what new this movie will show?’.
Jurassic World Review: Story
JURASSIC World starts off 22 years after the Isla Nublar incident, with younger boys Zach (Nick Robinson) and grey Mitchell (Ty Simpkins) journeying with their aunt Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). She is the park operations supervisor of Jurassic international, a completely functional dinosaur subject park off the coast of Costa Rica. Upon arriving on the Island, Claire is too busy to spend time with them so she leaves them in the care of her assistant Zara (Katie McGrath), because Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) the park’s proprietor arrives and takes Claire to see their new dinosaur, the Indominus Rex.
However, upon inspection Masrani tells Claire, he wants Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a velociraptor expert to make sure the enclosure is adequate and safe. Owen is training the velociraptors to respond to commands when Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio), head of InGen security, arrives and tells him he wants to use the tamed raptors as weapons in war but when one of the staff falls into the enclosure Owen must rescue him before escaping himself, proving that the raptors are by no means tamed. In the meantime, Gray and Zach leave Zara to explore the park before travelling on the monorail to the gyrosphere attraction.
However, all hell breaks loose after Claire takes Owen to the Indominus Rex enclosure and discovers that the creature has seemingly scaled the wall and escaped. Owen and two staff enter the enclosure while Claire heads back to the control center to track the indominus but Lowery (Jake Johnson) discovers that it is still in the enclosure, Claire warns the three as the Indominus appears out of nowhere and kills one of the staff and crashes through the containment door and the new beast escapes. From here on, the film becomes a roller coaster ride with the park patrons scrambling to escape the killer on the loose, while Owen and Claire are on a dual mission to rescue her nephews and put down this highly intelligent dinosaur.
Jurassic World Review: Direction, Editing, Screenplay
Colin Trevorow has earlier directed films like Home Base and Safety Not Gaurenteed which got huge critical acclaim. Jurassic World is his first big commercial film. Let’s see if he has done justice to the film.
The film starts on a very promising note. The first half is a visual treat for the audience. We can see the children exploring and studying about the Dinasours in the park. Thus we are able to witness the full tour of the park. Zach and Gary’s unattended tour in the gyrosphere, is actually a glance out for, with visuals that genuinely make you reminisce of the previous movies. Director Colin Trevorrow does a marvelous job of developing the characters, and setting the idea of Jurassic World at the same time as concurrently linking it to the preceding films. However, the second half of the movie features unending thrill rides in the form of a cat and mouse sport among Clare and Owen and the Indominus rex.
The cinematography is excellent probably the best in Jurassic Park series. Editing could have been better especially in the second half. Background score is very good and lifts many scenes in the movie.
Jurassic World Review: Star Performances
Chris Pratt gives a tremendously likeable performance as Owen: easy-going & relaxed. He gives life to the character of Owen.
Bryce Dallas Howard has the audience wondering at first thanks to her striking resemblance to Jessica Chastain; however she is also very good: coiffured and groomed and composed as Claire, this actor brings her kind of intense presence to the part.
Irrfan Khan also impresses in a short presence. Though we wish we can see more of him.
♦ Visual Effects
♦ Star Performances
♦ Gripping Story
♦ Predictable At Times
♦ Loose Second Half
Jurassic World Review: Last Word
Overall Jurassic World is a well crafted film that has its moments. The film is a treat for all the lovers of Jurassic franchise. It will be an absolute delight to watch it on the big screen especially in 3D. Don’t miss this thriller because it worths your money.