Sunday, 21 June 2015

Movie review: Jurassic World (2015)

Since I was young, I have always been fascinated by the Jurassic Park film series because of the massive and fearsome dinosaurs shown in the movie. Obviously graphics were not very impressive in the past, but since there weren't any comparisons then, I was fully satisfied with the movie. When Jurassic World was first announced to be shown in theatres, I was more than excited for it. I can't believe the show is out for real!! Actually I have never even expected that there will be a 4th sequel after so many years.

Now Jurassic World is back with better graphics, newer interesting dinosaurs and also scarier ones! 

Twenty-two years after the disastrous events of Jurassic Park, a new dinosaur theme park has reopened with better and more interesting attractions. But in order to hike up the visitor's interest, InGen's geneticists have created a new genetically modified dinosaur called Indominus rex. On the other hand, brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell were sent to the Jurassic World to visit their aunt, Claire Dearing. Meanwhile, Owen Grady who is known to be able to train Velociraptors, was invited to inspect the Indominus' enclosure for safety issues. Unfortunately, this highly intelligent dinosaur has the ability to outsmart humans, and history repeats itself again, sort of.

Even before all the dramatic fighting scenes started, I was already amazed by the whole new theme park with high-tech attraction rides. After all, it's 22 years later, there has to be major improvements in the park facilities, isn't it? I even turned to my bf and asked him, "Hey would you ever consider to visit Jurassic World if it really exists?" I have already expected a enthusiastic YES from him, and yes indeed. HELL NO for me, I think paranoia will get to me every single second.

There won't be any major spoilers from here onwards, but if you do not want to know any single thing about the movie, then don't read it. (:

From the trailer, you might or might not have already seen that the new genetically modified Indominus rex is really smart, and even removed the tracker from its body because it remembered where they put it in. Actually, I feel that dinosaurs from Jurassic Park are already quite clever, now it's a whole new level. 

You also get to watch a spectacular scene of this Mosasaurus munching up a shark with just one bite. It pretty much looks like a gigantic deformed crocodile to me though.

Movies with dinosaurs, anacondas, piranhas or perhaps any man-eating animal movies, are my favourites. No wonder I was so excited for this sequel to be out. The story plot was decent, there wasn't exactly any huge twists in the movie, but just sit back, relax and enjoy the graphics and the fighting scenes. And do expect a few scares though. 

From the trailer, Owen was seen to have developed a bond/ trust between the dinosaurs and himself. I really love those scenes. Usually, I would side with the humans, but for once I felt sorry and sad for some of the predatory dinosaurs. I was also actually expecting the destruction to be much greater than what was shown on screen. Sadist much, but it's the thrill you can get from such action movies isn't it? 

The last scene reminded me of Godzilla, if you get what I mean.

Ratings: 4/5 stars

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