Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World, this time as a producer. Back in 1993, when Spielberg’s cult hit came out, the world was a simpler place. We had only met dinosaurs only in dusty books or charmless labs till then. This time we have more fierce, angry and killer dino’s
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest. We meet the park’s uptight manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and billionaire owner Sam (Irrfan Khan) early on. Irrfan’s character is a true heir of John Hammond (Park’s original owner played by Richard Attenborough). He understands that his dinos need to entertain the masses, knows that they need to push science to come up with the latest attractions. Claire, she is the number cruncher. She knows people want bigger, better dinosaurs with more teeth and she is ready to give them to the paying public. The result of DNA tinkering in the lab (we are never clearly told whose) is the albino dino Indominus Rex who has the built of a T Rex and intelligence of a highly skilled killer. She (the dino not Claire), tries escaping from her fortress of a padlock and Claire is sent running to park’s raptor trainer-resident badass Owen (Chris Pratt). To make things more edge-of-the-seat, Claire’s nephews Gray and Zack (Ty Simpson and Nick Robinson) are visiting the park and Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) wants to weaponise the dinos and use them in situations such as Tora Bora.
Like the people we see in the film, we want so much more than just dinosaurs from the franchise. Jurassic World has turned into little more than a petting zoo where people would rather focus on their smartphones than watch a Mosasaurus devour its prey. “Nobody is excited to see a dinosaur anymore,” Claire says as an introduction to a focus group. When asked what investors of Jurassic World want, the answer is, “We want to be thrilled.” And yes, Colin Trevorrow the director, does deliver that thrill in the movie. The dinosaurs in the movie are simply real; emotional, demonstrative, angry and brutal. Nothing, we repeat, nothing can outdo that first introduction to dinos, resplendent as it was in its Spielbergian wizardry. The cast delivers. Our desi export, Irrfan, is as good as always and beautifully enacts the philosopher-entertainer. Chris Pratt delivers again after Guardians of the Galaxy as the goofball-great guy. The kids are supposed to look cute and terrified, and they do. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver.
The problem I again found in the movie was no story or script what-so-ever. If it’s a Speilberg movie, you expect to be mind-blown by story graphics and characters. He excels in graphics as usual but no story or any character building. I did however enjoyed the 3D frames of the movie and dinosaurs did manage to scare the crap out of me, so all in all, 300 bucks well paid 😀