In the latest installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise with “Jurassic World,” the film attempts to be bigger and louder, but eventually the audience loses its interest.
The fourth film does deliver in regards to grandeur as the dinosaur attraction theme park is viewed through the eyes of Ty Simpkins (Gray) and Nick Robinson (Zach). The film tests the brother’s relationship and it’s only when they are in peril do they strive to survive.
Even through the film attempts to appeal to a new generation of dinosaur fans, the film does not have the feel of the first film until halfway through the film. Besides that inspiring moment of witnessing the prehistoric ages coming alive, the film also features an excellent moment of terror when the reptiles no longer want to be tamed by its park overseers.
The film follows the formula that made the first film a success with the know-it-all expert with Ty and the reluctant older brother Nick tagging along at the expense of their Aunt Claire
(Bryce Dallas Howard), who oversees the park.
Her character can only quantify success through numbers as opposed to the realization of bringing dinosaurs to life and sharing it with the rest of the world. She reports to the man that brought the vision a reality with Masrani (Irrfan Khan).
When the main attraction, yet to be unveiled, Indominus Rex is on the loose, Claire calls upon the help of Owen (Chris Pratt) a raptor whisperer. Besides training them, he also brings security background headed by Vincent D’Onofrio (Hoskins) who has other ideas for the dinosaurs.
As the genetically engineered specie rampages through the park, its causes mayhem and destruction, as people are attempting to flee the island. Man finds itself in a fight against the unknown as she begins to realize what her capabilities are as she outwits her adversary and prey.
The film does a great job of tying in what made the first film great by bringing them back to where it all begins. But just in the first film, it decrees the message of man versus animal in attempts to replicate something that will eventually bring downfall and consequences.
The film’s success is not within its stars but within its attractions.
Classification: Blu-Ray New Release
Movie Grade: 3 stars out of 5 stars
Just like the attendees of the attraction, viewers will be impressed in seeing how far technology has come along in regards to bringing the dinosaurs to life before the amazement passes.
Blu- Ray Grade: 3 out of 5 stars
Seeing that man that started it all with Steven Spielberg in these segments is a brief delight as they specials features on the director and cast going through the making of the feature along with deleted scenes.
Rating: PG-13 – for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
Timing: 2 Hours, 4 Minutes
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
- Director & Screenplay: Colin Trevorrow
- Screenplay & Story: Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver
Screenplay: Derrick Connolly
Characters: Michael Crichton
- Actors: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins,
Nick Robinson and Irrfan Khan with Vincent D’Onofrio.