JURASSIC WORLD (2015) – My rating: 8/10

JurassicWorldFor those who are old enough to have seen the original series of Jurassic Park (22 years ago), you’ll know Jurassic world is the fourth film of the series whose theme entertains the idea of human beings walking among creatures that are not suited to walk with man.  While I enjoyed the originals, I thought Jurassic World was a bit watered down in comparison.  It seems as though the world still hasn’t gotten the message.  Man and dinosaurs cannot co-exist.  Having said that, Jurassic World explores man’s continuance to violate the importance of life for the greed of power and money.  The story is updated to reflect our modern day hungers but has not provided any better safety precautions nor any preventative measures to safeguard the island from natural disasters, should one occur.  Isla Nublar is the same island where these creatures have lived for over 22 years.  In this reiteration, the Dinosaur theme park has been reopened and is now fully functional again after being inactive after the events of 22 years ago.

Scott and Karen Mitchell (Andy Buckley and Judy Greer, respectively) send their two boys, Zach (Nick Robinson) who is the oldest and Gray, (Ty Simpkins) on the trip of a lifetime to Jurassic World, where their Aunt Claire Dearing, (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the Operations Manager of the park and can provide an excellent adventure for the boys. Of course, as with any good disaster movie, there’s always an underlined love story in the making.  We find that there are hidden agendas being exacerbated by Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) head of security  operations for InGen (who is responsible for opening the park)  wants the military to use the four Velociraptors as potential weapons.  Chris Pratt plays as Owen Grady, the expert trainer of the Velociraptors and love interest for Aunt Claire.  We also find a new attraction, designed to bring new interest into the park and investors, has yet to be introduced.  A new genetically modified dinosaur called Indominus rex made from the DNA of several predatory dinosaurs has been created.  To avoid spoilers, I won’t say any more.  In the end, there are a lot of unanswered questions. The special effects are fantastic but the story lacked substance.  I was entertained but felt I’d done this before.  New comers will probably be dazzled.

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