Jurassic World

The 1993 movie Jurassic Park from director Steven Spielberg was an astonishing achievement for film making in the usage of visual effects and computer graphics. The movie that recreated the dinosaurs weren’t supported greatly by the subsequent sequels but remained in our hearts because of the love for the franchise. After 23 years of its first part, the fourth episode in this saga has come out in the name of Jurassic World. Much like the third part here also the name Spielberg is limited to the executive producer’s title. It hasn’t garnered much anticipation because of the new director and also because of the fact that we as an audience are getting a lot of VFX set pieces every weekend. But with its two hour long running time, this fourth segment from director Collin Trevorrow is a fair enough entertainer with ups and downs and everything else we expect in a Jurassic Park movie.

Well the park is open again and this time it is in the ownership of Mr. Masrani. The movie happens on the day when two kids Gray and Zach, the nephews of the park operations manager Claire is visiting the park. The park is getting ready to launch its new genetically modified dinosaur in the near future and the movie deals with the catastrophic damage that happens to the park because of this highly intelligent new guy in business.

The beginning portions aren’t that alluring to give you Goosebumps. Trevorrow follows the usual pattern to establish the park and characters. The movie gets in to its boots from the escape attempt of the Indominus Rex. Well from that point onwards you can’t really complaint that the movie wasn’t gripping. The pace was good and the narration had that good mix of humour and anxiety. However what is questionable is the logic of certain basic things. I mean who opens such a park again and again to face all these difficulties; it’s almost similar to assigning cases to Jai and Ali. Thank God they haven’t added the chromosome of humans in to that dinosaur; otherwise we would have witnessed a talking dinosaur (almost every other feature is there). Thankfully Owen adds some sensibilities to that by criticising the way they nurtured the animal. Much like the other movies in the franchise the frantic escape attempts are made in a fair enough way to keep you engrossed.

The making from Collin Trevorrow was nice as it carried the feel of the franchise. The script this time hasn’t given much emphasis on building relationships between the characters. And also the logical parts I mentioned are its weaknesses. But it succeeds in having the tempo to keep things lively and slightly unpredictable. With some smart enough climax twists and turns Trevorrow ends his movie on a good feel. The cinematography was good and so was the edits. The classic JP background score was there, but the visuals that backed it hasn’t had that epic feel. Beautiful aerial shots are there showing some lush greenery. Visual effects was nice (can’t say its extraordinary).

On screen Chris Pratt had that energy to be the trainer with valour. Bryce Dallas Howard was also nice in that Bob Cut. Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson were okay as the brothers. Irrfan Khan played the role of Masrani in his usual style and there isn’t much there for him to do, except for some flying.

So to sum it up, I would say Jurassic World is better when compared to the least promising trailer. With the usual mixture getting a fair enough treatment with elements of entertainment and excitement, Jurassic World is a watchable popcorn entertainer. The rating for the movie is 3/5. The next time, either shut down the park or place an army camp for protection.

Final Thoughts

With the usual mixture getting a fair enough treatment with elements of entertainment and excitement, Jurassic World is a watchable popcorn entertainer.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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