Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction,
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, B D Wong, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee.
Year Of Release: 2015
Certificate: 12A (UK) PG-13 (US)
Runtime: 124 Minutes
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Synopsis: “Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.” IMDB
Lets start off with the story, a well paced blockbuster, with some nice turns that while aren’t mind-blowing, they will surely keep you on the edge of your seat. I don’t want to say too much and give it away, but they also wrote in some wonderful nods to the original which the fans of the first will adore and the younger fans will love when they are told about them. There is times when the subplots do not seem to make that much sense, that could be due to longevity that the project has gone through with numerous rewrites and tweaks, notably the parents getting divorced it didn’t add anything to the film and didn’t change the view of the young lads. That aside the story was solid and simple but a nice ride.
Yet again another film in the series that had some breathtaking cinematography, which was done by the very talented Academy Award nominee John Schwartzman, some of the wide shots are beautiful. Which for the Jurassic World franchise is a big thing, I mean look at the first, it has one of the greatest all time pieces of cinematography, so this one had to have some wonderful shots too, which do not worry it does.
Hard to believe this is only Colin Trevorrow’s second feature film, which he did not only direct he also co-writ with his previous writing partner Derek Connolly who he worked with on “Safety Not Guaranteed”. Which was an enjoyable film according to the people I have spoken to about it, Colin does what many directors over the past decade have worried they couldn’t do, he made a film 22 years after the original and still was able to keep that wonderful charm the first had. This film is by no means better than the first, but was easily the second best in the franchise, after this I can see Colin going VERY far in the movie world.
Overall this film was a thoroughly good watch, heck good it was great. I enjoyed it start to finish, it was not what I expected but it was brilliant none the less. Throughout the film there is a few misses, however the rest of the film really delivers in a big way I found. While it doesn’t hit the heights of the first film it was truly a masterpiece in the blockbuster, bringing back the summer family blockbuster I really hope. Fingers crossed this gets Steven Spielberg to jump back into this world and he picks up Chris Pratt for the next Indiana Jones film. This film excelled in all categories and is a brilliant film for all to see, truly a revival of the franchise. “It’s like the perfect sequel… 22 years later”.