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.
Jurassic World is a very exciting and entertaining blockbuster, visually. The action is very intense, and I found myself highly enjoying the movie. There is a lot of suspense, great use of sound, intensity, and fright. I was intrigued by the movie’s setting, especially the way they depicted Jurassic World and these people’s plans to revive dinosaurs. I also loved the score, especially because they brought back the theme from the original movie, and how they unexpectedly revive things or moments from the original movie.
Chris Pratt is great in the lead role. Although his character is barely interesting, he is able to deliver an entertaining performance. None of the other actors did a good job at all, Bryce Dallas Howard was a boring female lead, and unlike Laura Dern’s role in the first film, her character was one-sided and very uninteresting. The two children in the film are also bland and had way too much screen-time, and despite the director’s efforts to make his main character’s intriguing, they instead come out as overused and practically annoying. There is a human character in the film that the movie tries to make look like the villain, and this is the part where the movie fails the most. This “villain”‘s plot was completely bland, familiar, and unnecessary.
The movie is able to remind you well of the original film with the score and visuals, but often the visual effects feel out of place and boring. There is no good use of visual effects in this film. The first one did it well because not only was it something we had never seen before, but they were not overused, and were in the right place. Here, almost everything is CGI, it feels unrealistic and all over the place. But this movie still delivers a mediocre and enjoyable time with its action, despite its enormous problems.
Jurassic World manages to entertain, but fails to live up to Jurassic Park’s incredible story, characters, and use of visual effects. I would recommend the film for fans of the saga who simply want to have fun at the movies.