“Jurassic World” Movie Review
“Jurassic World” is a new theme park located on the original site of “Jurassic Park”.
It is a nice place for tourists to go on vacation…much like DisneyWorld, Sea World, or the San Diego Zoo with similar attractions and accommodations: A giant fish-like dinosaur that does tricks, trained velociraptors, monorail rides, cool individual rolling domes that seat two, and a building that looks just like a Disney hotel.
All is serene, and big money is being made. But, like all theme parks, the rides and attractions must be updated to keep attracting visitors. In “Jurassic World” that updating means genetically modifying dinosaurs to produce new dinosaurs that can continue to capture the imagination of the potential tourists. The owner of “Jurassic World” recently directed his scientific team to develop the biggest, scariest, dinosaur ever. They succeeded.
Unfortunately, the latest GED (genetically enhanced dinosaur) is highly intelligent, can change it’s colors to be virtually invisible in the brush, and, in addition to being 50 feet tall, is scary as hell. And….it gets out of it’s enclosure. Yikes!
Several subplots (similar to the old “Jurassic Park”) surround the main theme of death and destruction due to this GED: Two brothers visiting their Aunt who manages Jurassic World (Claire, Bryce Dallas Howard), the dinosaur trainer and love interest of Claire, ex-Navy hero, Owen (Chris Pratt), and someone who wants to use the velociraptors in war, Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio).
I did not have high hopes for “Jurassic World”, but, was blown away by how good it was. The story is fresher than I thought it would be even though it follows similar plot lines of the old. The dinosaurs are real….well, errr, the CGI is terrific. “Jurassic World” is someplace I would love to visit. The cast is believably horrified, and the ending is really cool.
Go to IMDb for more information. We watched this on VUDU from Ultraviolet since we bought the Blu-ray DVD and a digital copy is now stored in the cloud….got that? If not, go here to read my blog on how movie watching has changed over the years! 🙂
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