Jurassic World

Jurassic World 2015 dir Colin Trevorrow

The film is set on Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica,  where the well established and popular Jurassic World  resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs.However, the visitors are getting bored and there’s a demand for something with ‘more teeth’,so enter the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature (predictably) escapes all hell is let loose.

Jurassic World is managed by Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) a woman who lives for her work and is completely out of her comfort zone when charged with taking care of her two nephews for a weekend. She works for Masrani (Irrfan Khan) who is visiting his park to check on the progress of the latest GM dinosaur created to boost visitor numbers.Claire’s first job is to put her nephews in the charge of her assistant who seems to lose them very quickly. They end up roaming the park in a gyrosphere (I want one), ignoring orders to return to base when Indominus rex breaks free from his paddock. So… kids roaming park, dinosaur roaming park…how long before they come together? Not long…and it soon emerges that Dr. Wu (B.D. Wong)  modified the dinosaur to the extent that it has some worrying traits.

Enter our hero, Owen (Chris Pratt) ex military and animal expert with ‘Raptor Trainer’ included on his CV and our villain, Mr. Hoskins, (Vincent d’Onofrio) who sees weapon potential in the trained ‘Raptors.Owen has to use all his skills to save the two brothers and stop the dinosaurs from using all the visitors to the park as a free lunch while at the same time stopping Hoskins from realising his vision and getting the girl.

I thought the film was great entertainment. I didn’t mind that it was predictable and that there was really nothing new in the plot. There were solid performances all round from the cast and there was just the right amount of comedy, suspense and fear. I jumped out of my seat a few times.




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