Movie review: Jurassic World (2015)
I still couldn’t get my mind off the classic musical score for the original ‘Jurassic Park’ film that also has its strong presence in ‘Jurassic World’ movie. 1993’s ‘Jurassic Park’ was one epic movie by Steven Spielberg and remained as one of my most favourite childhood movies of all time. This excellent director returned as the executive producer behind this latest fourth instalment of its movie franchise. I’m overly excited as the movie is finally out, and I have watched it after many years of waiting!
The plot; sets 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. And that new attraction is the introduction of a new hybrid dinosaur named Indominus Rex, a dino bigger and more aggressive than T-Rex.
The story is very much predictable but I don’t really mind about that as long as we got to see ample of breathtaking dinosaur moments of which ‘Jurassic World’ perfectly delivered. I like when they show the rides and attractions available in the theme park, making the audiences thinking as if they are part of the visitors there. I was actually hoping for more as those scenes are shown too quick. In the beginning I was quite disappointed that T-Rex and the giant marine reptile Mosasaur (shown earlier in the movie’s trailer) are very much put aside. However, they do play bigger roles especially in the end (sorry for a bit of spoiler) and I love it. The climax is very intense and gave me one thrilling and heartstopping ride throughout the island to kill the extremely intelligent and dangerous Indominus Rex.
The main cast of the movie includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, etc. Chris is cool but there is nothing much to talk from his role. Bryce looks wooden in the movie’s trailer, but surprisingly she is the only human in the movie that steals the show besides than all the dinosaurs. It’s nice to see B.D. Wong in this movie, as he was also portraying a scientist in the original 1993’s Jurassic Park film. On the other hand, the CGIs are good, while the musical scores that include the original classic score from the 1993’s film is a great move. It helps to bring us back to the nostalgic moment of watching our favourite dinosaur movie back over 20 years ago. It feels so good. That epic score is right below:
Well, this ‘Jurassic World’ is still not as epic or as great as the 1993’s film, but it still manages to live up to my expectation and delivered as a good sequel. I like how many parts of the movie pay homage and references to the 1993’s film. It’s not perfect though, as some parts in between are a bit boring before entering the exhilarating climax where Indominus Rex wrecks havoc on the island. The fight scenes in the end are wonderful, but still I hope for more. Haha. As for the ending, it’s a happy ending, but not enough to conclude with many things unanswered. Where is B.D. Wong going to? What will happen to the theme park after all the destruction and instability? My best guess is that the park will be closed again, and the dinosaurs are allowed to roam freely in the island. Wouldn’t the flying dinosaur already went out of the island and on its way to mainland? And this movie actually taught us that we can be friends with raptors and should not be treated as control. Ehh…well, forget about it. I hope that countless questions are actually a hint that there may be more follow-up movies to this. Wow…..
Nevertheless, ‘Jurassic World’ is a great dinosaur movie that is both entertaining and exciting! It’s going to be a massive blockbuster this year. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Jurassic World’ a total of 7.8.
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