Jurassic World, a fabulous adventure

Fabulous (Adjective) – 1. Almost impossible to believe; incredible.  2.  Informal.  Exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb. 3. told about in fables; purely imaginary. 4. known about only through myths or legends.

Jurassic World  is the 2015 sequel to Jurassic Park with Steven Spielberg as executive director, but with Colin Trevorrow as the director.  It is fabulous.  I loved it. The movie is a 3D one. Twenty two years later the Park on Isla Nublar is up and running again, bigger, better and safer than ever before.


Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is operations manager for the park and her nephews, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins) who haven’t seen her for seven years come to visit her.  One of the staff members is Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) who is conducting behavioural research on four Velociraptors named Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo.  In order to boost visitor attendance the park’s geneticists, headed by Dr Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) create a hybrid dinosaur known as Indominus rex on the instructions of Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), the owner of the theme Park. They have her (the hybrid) in a completely isolated part of the island.  What could possibly go wrong?

Yes, you guessed it.  Now Owen and Claire have to contain the hybrid dinosaur before she can cause any damage.

Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) is the head of security. Barry (Omar Sy) works with Owen and the raptors. Lowery (Jake Johnson), the park’s technical operator and Zara (Katie McGrath) is Claire’s personal assistant assigned to look after her nephews.

Technically this is the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series, but it a direct sequel to the first movie, one of my all time favourite movies.  It is a worthy successor, despite its scientific inaccuracies (the original was pretty close to what scientists knew about dinosaurs at the time).  Trevorrow dismissed complaints which arose from the trailers by saying that the movie is science fiction, not a scientific documentary. Michael Crichton, the novelist who wrote Jurassic Park and The Lost World would probably have been pleased with it.  I certainly enjoyed it.

The music for the movie was composed by Michael Giacchino, incorporating themes from John Williams’  Jurassic Park scores.

There have been writing credits disputes attributable to the long development of this movie, but the late Michael Crichton has been acknowledged for the characters while Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow and Derek Conolly all get credited.

If you enjoyed the first movie you will love this one.

Jurassic World releases worldwide on 12 June 2015.


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