“Welcome to Jurassic World”.
‘Jurassic World’ is the fourth film in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise, and like the first film, we are going back to basics, a theme park, but a fully functional theme park that the first film never got to achieve. The film follows the park’s operator Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) where her nephews are visiting the park (like the first film), only to find out that what the park has created is successfully gene-splicing dinosaurs together to create a hybrid dinosaur to attract new visitors, and all hell breaks loose. Something of a recurring line from me.
Let’s get the positives out first, ‘Jurassic World’ has plenty going for it, as it has some really good references to the original ‘Jurassic Park’ movie, even though sometimes it treads on being very obvious to the audience. Chris Pratt’s character is very likeable and brings a lot of charisma to his performance, showing his star power from last year’s fun space opera ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the visuals are very good to watch, being bright and colourful, while also at times, being quite dark and scary, which is another positive, this film has a lot of tension present, and at times, very frightening to watch.
The downfall is the film’s story, as it seems like the film doesn’t know what to focus on, as there are so many subplots, that I think, removing some of these subplots would have made this film a lot stronger.
Most of the characters feel very one-dimensional, and sadly couldn’t quite care for these characters.
However, there is some fun to be had with ‘Jurassic World’ with its detailed visual effects and a good performance from Chris Pratt makes up for the films flaws, but sadly, ‘Jurassic World’ isn’t very consistent in its storytelling that sometimes treads on being too silly.
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