Jurassic World (2015)





Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee, Katie McGrath, Jady Greer, Andy Buckley, Eric Edelstein, Colby Boothman, Jimmy Fallon, James DuMont, Jimmy Buffett, Colin Trevorrow, Brad Bird 


22 years after the Jurassic Park disaster, Jurassic World is functioning as envisioned by John Hammond. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction, a genetically modified giant dinosaur known as the Indominus Rex, escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.


Jurassic Park is the first science fiction film I've seen, and growing up I've watched it so many times I've lost the count. As soon as I saw the trailer for this one, it's useless to say how excited I was; I wasn't sure though if going to the theater or waiting for the DVD release. Last night, screened for the last time in my city, I decided to go. And boy, I'm glad I did!

Great summer movie, Jurassic World is the exciting, fun, tense, nostalgic and perfect sequel to Jurassic Park... twenty-two years later, that we all were waiting for.

Despite Steven Spielberg - director of previous films - leaving the direction at the very beginning of the film, director Colin Trevorrow did a great job.

Unfortunately, the writers are not as smart as the Indominus Rex, because there isn't much wit or originality in here. The story has a lot in common with the first film - there is someone who cares a lot about the park, the kids getting in troubles, and that guy everyone hates and is waiting for some dinosaur to eat him -, still the film manages to keep the audience entertained.

It does brings some interesting questions like, should we be messing with nature? Shouldn't we treat the dinosaurs like animals? Do they have feelings? Can we build a relationship with them? And most of them - if not all - are answered by Chris Pratt's character, apparently the only one who cares about the animals.

When I first saw Jurassic Park, seeing the dinosaurs for the first time amazed me. Of course, in this film there is no element of surprise, and the animals aren't that effective. But I gotta say that the Indominus Rex was impressive, and even though it was supposed to be scary - and it actually was - I loved it, and some sick part of me wanted her to win. It's amazing to see the park completed, probably as Hammond wanted it to be. It is spectacular, very technological, kudos to the designers.

The film has its funny moments - Jimmy Fallon's cameo was kinda funny - and is visually stunning; CGI is well used, and the result is realistic and believable dinosaurs - as I said before I loved the I-Rex, but they were all great, especially the velociraptors, and the pterodactyls. The musical score by Michael Giacchino is also great.

Chris Pratt has the most memorable and the best character, and I did really love him in here. He is not goofy as he used to be in other movie, still he manages to be funny as always. Bryce Dallas Howard isn't much more than eye candy, but at least she has some chemistry with Pratt. Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, playing Howard's nephews, are pretty good. Mediocre performances comes from Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi) as the owner of the Park killed by his own ambitions, and Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket's Gomer Pyle), as the clichéd villain. 


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