Jurassic World – Film Review

Duration: 2hrs 4mins

Rating: 12A

Release Date: 11 June 2015  (Cinemas)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi,

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Cast: Chris Pratt, Byce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson,

Description: There is a new Theme Park that’s just opened up on the previous site of Jurassic Park, where you can see real life dinosaurs up close! And there’s a new bad girl – the Indominus Rex a genetically modified dinosaur designed to be bigger and scarier than a T-Rex to raise ticket sales. But the Indominus Rex escapes containment and destructs the park among other things.

My Thoughts: There are some uses of bad language in this review but only quoting the filmI remember first watching Jurassic Park years ago and I saw it as old and outdated and not really all that cool (after I got over the nightmares it gave me as a little kid.) and I thought “Urgh! Re-make… it’s going to be completely rubbish! They can’t re-make something that is that old.” (This was before I had seen the trailer…) Funny story though, there were two different trailers I saw and the first one I saw it confirmed my predictions and did just look like a trashy re-make but then I saw another trailer with the line “She’s killing for sport.” said by Owen (Chris Pratt) And that was it! The film had been sold to me, I was desperate to go and see it, a dinosaur killing for sport?! How cool is that?!

I felt like it was a really long time before we saw Chris Pratt and given that he’s kind of the lead and the hero of the film I would have expected to see him sooner – although, to be honest I was more excited about seeing the trained raptors, I think the concept of training some of the dinosaurs was a brilliant idea, it really added something to the film because you expect the raptors to be kind of bad and murderous but instead their trained like dogs and it’s really entertaining and awesome to watch. I would love to be able to say that my job was training dinosaurs.

The indominus Rex was awesome, from the very first scene that we saw her my heart was pounding. It was nice that the dinosaur was female, at l least some films can have intelligent, competent female characters that can defend themselves even if those female characters are murderous dinosaurs.

I think the film would have been better if there had been more lead up to the dramatic things, it kind of all just happened really fast and I didn’t feel like we really cared or knew anything about the characters before their lives were at risk. I like being able to connect to the characters but it wasn’t there at the start of the film – I had of course developed this connection by the end of the film. I also feel like the ending could have been a bit more original and left you just sitting there in awe for a few minutes after it ended.

A film that highlights the terrible world we live in where A) people will make really dangerous things to get more money and B) people will risk other people’s safety to make more money in the future or to keep their business going, it’s sick!

I wasn’t so sure about them casting Chris Pratt as the lead as the only other thing I’ve seen him in has been Bride Wars starring Anne Hathaway but after seeing the film I think it was an excellent decision he was funny and cool, but could be badass and serious when he needed to be. I also think his relationship with the Raptors was really sweet and he played that part of his role really well. I think that Bryce Dallas Howard did an amazing job in her role although I was slightly disappointed when she couldn’t really stand up for herself and she was a bit pathetic and kind of motherly but close to the end she become a bit more capable of doing things and that was nice to see because it’s always good to see women being able to handle themselves without having to whimper over to a man for help, as that isn’t what women are like in real life, sure women like to feel safe but everyone does and everyone naturally feels safe around a person they love and care about but women don’t become incapable when they know they have a man to assist them. I thought Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson were brilliantly cast for the role of two brothers going away to a dinosaur theme park one completely disinterested and the other one overly excited about the whole thing and they worked so well together, they did a really good job! John Papsidera did a brilliant job as Casting Director the cast made the film as good as it was.

When I watch films I really get into them it’s like in a dream when you’re either an actual part of it or you’re like looking on at what’s happening right in front of you and when I watch films I kind of become the characters and I feel what they feel, but for me to do this the film has to be good and for me to feel strong emotion it has to be really good so let me tell you this guys; I feared for my life watching that film, I was so engaged with the film that I actually felt as if I was the one that was about to be eaten and I know it sounds really ridiculous but honestly I was so scared! But that means it was a really, really good film!

I actually took notes during the film so that I could remember it better and make a more interesting review and the final note I made at the end of the film literally just says amazing! That’s all it says.

5/5 stars couldn’t possibly deserve less, my heart was racing the whole way through that film with not only fear but excitement, I was desperate to know what was going to happen next.

“Can we stay with you?” Gray “Oh, I am never leaving you again for as long as you live!” Claire “No! No! Him!” Gray and Zach say pointing at Owen

What do you mean use the raptors?!” Claire “Son of a bitch!” Owen “You shouldn’t say bitch,” Gray

“We’re brothers and we’ll always be brothers and we’ll always come back to one another, no matter what.” Zach

“Something’s wrong, they’re communicating.”

“I know why they wouldn’t tell us what it’s made of…” Owen

“Dammit Larry! Be a man and do something for once in your life!” Claire “Why did you have to make it personal?” Larry

“What happened to the sibling?” “She ate it…” Claire

Warnings: There are a couple of sexual references including in one case a hand gesture implying sex. There is lots of gory and violence due to the fact that it’s about a murderous dinosaur escaping and killing anything that gets in it’s path, you see a few people attacked, eaten or even squashed by dinosaurs. There is some strong language. Two men are seen drinking alcohol. Some of the scenes may scary or upset people. For full details on all of this click the link provided:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: For a trailer and more information on Jurassic World click the following link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610/?ref_=nv_sr_1 This link leads to a secure website called Internet Movie Database.

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