Star Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, B.D Wong, Vincent D’Onofrio and Irrfan Khan
Director: Collin Trevorrow
Producer: Universal Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Amblin Entertainment
Claps For: Visual Effects, Background Sound, Chris Pratt, Irrfan Khan, twists in the plot and the climax
Slaps For: Bryce Dallas Howard and a repetitive storyline about a dinosaur creating havoc.
Popcorn Refill: Strictly Interval
Story: It has been 22 years since the Isla Nublar incident and today, Jurassic World is a huge and much-visited dinosaur theme-parked. And amongst the several visitors of this unique park are Zach and Gray Mitchell who also happen to be the nephews of Claire, who is the operations manager of the park. Things get out of hand when Indominus Rex, the synthetic hybrid dinosaur, escapes out of its cage and makes things worse. The only man who can save the visitors and the staff of the park is Owen Grady, a Velociraptor trainer.
Performance: Let’s be honest, acting in Jurassic Park installments have always been more about the half of the actors screaming and acting scared except for the main hero who shows very little fear but more of courage and the clichéd heroism to win from dinosaurs.
Chris Pratt is back at doing what he does the best- charming the audiences and his on-screen love interest with his heroic style and dialogues and fighting against the enemy using his intelligence as well as strength.
Vincent D’Onofrio succeeds as showing various shades of his character. B.D. Wong, the only actor retained from the previous installments, delivers a great performance even a small and limited role.
Both the kids, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, have done a competent job but between the two, it is Nick who stands out with his elder-and-caring-brother performance.
Irrfan Khan, as the park’s new owner Masrani, has done a great job too. The man shows his passion for the park and helicopter flying also the concern for the people without going overboard and keeps it restrained and natural.
The only disappointment was Bryce Dallas Howard who looks out of place and over-the-board at times. She doesn’t look convincing at all as the operations manager of such a huge park.
Special mentions for Jake Johnson who provides comic relief every now and then and makes his role stand out despite of sitting on a chair throughout the movie.
Direction: Wonderful direction. The movie starts on a brilliant note with amazing and worth-watching rides and shows in the Jurassic World Park that would amaze you keep you glued to your seats wishing if it could be for real. This entire tour of the park has been shown from the view of a curious child and succeeds at capturing the little feelings and emotions, be it the happiness of sitting on a dinosaur or the amazement of how they perform stunts.
Then comes the dark side of the movie, where the Indominus Rex begins his trail of destruction, killing the other dinosaurs in the park for mere fun. Collin succeeds again at establishing fear for the giant animal by showing about its origins and how clever and evil it is.
The third aspect of his direction is the action scenes, which have been well executed. What gives the movie an edge is its grand and brilliant climax.
Such movies require a great deal of VFX, but let us not forget the vision belongs to the director. And even though the story is the same as the other Jurassic Park installments, it’s the presentation and the thrills that make this film worth the watch.
Combo-on-Offer: Drama + Action + Brilliant VFX
Verdict: We give the film Claps for showing the park in a never-seen-before way, for the brilliant VFX and a grand climax. The movie also brings back a few nostalgic memories of the very first movie of the series. If you have loved the Jurassic Park, and have seen all the other sequels, then this one is worth the watch!