Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Film Review | Jurassic World

Hi, It's a while since I've been to the cinema but I finally went again a few days ago taking advantage of the Meerkat Movies promotion, sadly I don't have access to the codes personally but my friend does. I treated myself to a small popcorn with the money I saved, how big is a large popcorn there was so much. We went to the local Odeon and our film of choice was Jurassic World. We decided to see the film in 2D so I can't comment on the 3D element of the film but it was still awesome.


I had originally through that this film would be a little repetitive of the previous films, humans run away from dinosaurs the normal scenario, but then I saw the trailer and totally changed my mind. For once this wasn't a film where seeing the trailer shows you all the best bits and spoils the plot line by sharing way too much. With the hint of the new story line of genetically created dinosaurs and trained raptors, who wouldn't want to see this film?

The film is set 22 years after the first film, Jurassic world is the name of the dinosaur theme park created on the same island as the original park. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park's operations manager, her nephews come to visit her at the park but she's too busy to look after them. Claire's assistant looks after them until they do a runner to explore the parks more adventurous attractions. Meanwhile Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is training the park's four Velociraptors, acting as the packs alpha. The head of security thinks there is potential for the raptors to be used in the military but Owen disagrees with this. Then there is the new Indominus Rex to consider, a genetically engineered dinosaur created with a selection of different dinosaur genes and some current animals to fill the genetic gaps, created for the wow factor to create new hype for the theme park and attract visitors.

The story plot is rather believable in the sense that humans will always strive to create more, whether that is for knowledge or gain. The characters are easily likeable and capture the modern way of thinking in comparison to the original film, times have changed. There are some really lovely little hints of nostalgia referencing the original film which made watching all the more enjoyable. Everything that you would consider to be the classic and highly repeated theme of dinosaur verses man is turned on it's head with some really clever plot twists. There isn't as much emphasis on the escape as in the other films, more an objective to contain the escaped creation before it reaches the main park. It even has a lot of light humor and a underlying sexual tension between the two main characters, they obviously have a past which is hinted at. I really enjoyed this film, it was a lovely night out at the cinema.

Have you seen anything at the cinema recently?
Sam

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