Jurassic World Movie Review: Get Ready to Run With the Menacing Dinosaurs

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Jurassic World

With expectations soaring sky-high about the newest edition from the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World hits theaters June 12, 2015. Evening shows of movie can also be seen at select theatres in the U.S. on June 11. The one thing that fans of the franchise are definitely expecting, is for the film to take them on another adventurous journey, which makes running among the menacing dinosaurs in Jurassic World feel real. Here is a sneak peek about the story line, which gives some information about what the movie holds in store.

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Almost 20 years after the incidents that took place at the Jurassic Park, the story shifts to an island off the Costa Rica coast. The island is the location of another meticulously planned, monitored, and massive dinosaur theme park. The Jurassic World is a luxury resort that has a biosphere for dinosaurs which have been genetically engineered. The star attraction of the park is a hybrid dinosaur called Indominus Rex, created by a group of accomplished and ingenious scientists. Their creation, Indominus Rex, gets out of control, and goes on an absolute rampage. This sets off a chain of reactions as once the Rex runs wild, it puts everybody’s lives in danger in Jurassic World as all hell breaks loose with intimidating and ominous dinosaurs all around. The film takes the audience on an adventurous journey, which makes running among the menacing dinosaurs in Jurassic World feel completely real.


The honest efforts put in the making of Jurassic World come through, and the movie does not disappoint at all. It has the same sense of thrill and excitement that left the audience all over the world completely awe-struck after watching Jurassic Park. The movie builds on the previous installments, and the characters display an evident sense of candor, which is a remarkable. Two brothers, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) are left by their mother (Judy Greer) in the prehistoric wonderland with their aunt Claire (Howard), for a fun and adventurous day in Jurassic World.

Jurassic WorldThe owner of the park, Simon Masrani (Irrfan), has huge plans for Jurassic World, and gets support from Claire, who is a marketing genius. They plan to use the park’s special attraction, the Indominus Rex, in their plans to promote Jurassic World in future. Owen (Chris Pratt) realizes that Claire does not treat the dinosaurs like living creatures. For her, they are only numbers on a spreadsheet and Owen does not like that. He has also raised four velociraptors, and he is completely hands-on in his approach, instead of monitoring from a distance. However, the chemistry between Owen and Claire is very obvious right from the start.

Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) is an arrogant defense contractor, who does not get along with Owen, an ex Marine. Hoskins wants to replace human soldiers with dinosaurs. He wants to train them with gadgets implanted on their bodies, and possibly turn them into war weapons. In the end, it all comes down to Claire and Owen to save the day, with help from some friendly dinosaurs. Also, the animal expert and former military man needs to use his experience and skills with dinosaurs to save all the guests including the two boys from the dinosaur attacks.

The special effects used in the film are amazing, and the animation and action is completely breathtaking. The film takes the viewer on an adventurous journey, which makes running among the menacing dinosaurs in Jurassic World feel real. Steven Spielberg‘s influence in the making of Jurassic World is quite evident. He is the executive producer of this film, and the director of two movies from the franchise including Jurassic Park. Though the movie has been directed by Colin Treyorrow, the showmanship of Spielberg, especially when it comes to visual effects, is apparent.

Review by Ankur Sinha

Author’s personal experience
The New York Times-Review: In ‘Jurassic World,’ the Franchise Feeds the Beast
USA Today-Review: Dinos still rule ‘Jurassic World’