By Renee’ Collins
Rating: 3.5 (Out of 5 Reels)
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, 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, which backfires horribly (IMDB).
Having seen all of the films in this franchise, like I have, most will be reluctant to view yet another ride down this path, because we have seen again and again how some humans try to master Mother Nature for their own gain. This time around is different in a way because they have actually built an entire dinosaur theme park ,which is only speculated upon in the first film, before all hell breaks loose.
More of the spectacular ground breaking special effects used in the first film are seen again here and successfully draw the viewer directly into the action. Chris Pratt as Owen is a great choice because he adds the much needed comedic aspect and is also easy on the eyes. It is refreshing to see Bryce Dallas Howard’s character Claire the corporate executive in charge of the theme park transform into someone bent on saving her nephews from the dinosaurs despite wearing a skirt and in heels.
Sure we see a lot of what has been seen before in this fourth installment but there are enough new plot twists and decent writing to make this film worth see on the big screen. The kids are going to love this one.