Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson
The Jurassic World series of movies is a re-boot to the Jurassic Park trilogy. The movie has little connection with the original movies but is still not a complete overhaul. Fundamentally it does continue from where the movie last left, or it rather looks that way, but does not directly associate with them. Mr. Masrani (Khan) is the owner of Jurassic World, an amusement park where the average humans can interact with dinosaurs. Claire Dearing (Howard) is the parks operations manager and looks at the dinosaurs as ways to make more money and not as living creatures. Secretly, Masrani and Howard are working on a new dinosaur species, Indominus rex who has all the strengths of every dinosaur and none of their weakness. Owen Grady (Pratt) is a dinosaur trainer who has managed to tame four Velociraptors in obeying his commands and hence becoming the alpha. Vic Hoskins (D’Onoforio) is the parks security head and when he sees Owen’s skills, tries to convince him to allow the raptors to be used as military weapons. All hell breaks loose when the Indominus escapes from its hold and goes on a killing spree throughout the park. Pretty much like the previous movies, this movie too follows an extremely similar plot line. A few humans are trapped in the park and need to find a way to get out. The method by which they get trapped, the dinosaurs that are chasing them and the eventual escape are probably the only things that keep changing in each of these movies. Having said that, the movie is not all that bad but is not anything to write home about. Since the movie is coming after a very long time, the current younger generation may not have watched the previous movies and for them, this might just be different.
Thumbs up: Special effects
Thumbs down: Fundamental plot is still very similar to the previous movies