Jurassic World

8.0 Overall Score
CGI: 8/10
Story Line: 7/10
Characters: 8/10

Raptors | Chris Pratt keeps it interesting | T-Rex shall rise again

Did the T-Rex really need help?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 22 years since we first took a visit to the island of Isla Nublar. I remember back in my young days watching that movie in the theater and marveling that the specific scene where the T-Rex lets out a monumental roar in the main lobby. Two sequels later, the franchise tried to go a little bit more serious in tone and lost it’s muster, but Jurassic World not only combines all the motifs in a neat little package – it makes them enjoyable with little to no lag.

An issue I have with the perceptions of sequels in general is that they will never live up to the original premise. In essence, they aren’t supposed to. I know that it’s just human nature to compare and contrast with Stephen Spielberg’s marvel of a film, but director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World’s does nicely for the most part to it’s own merits. There are little Easter eggs throughout the film that pay homage to it’s predecessor – even a funny exchange to squash comparisons. In the film, Jurassic World is a full-on theme park that attempts to right the wrongs of the previous failings of the old version.

Like every theme park, there’s always a need for new attractions to keep it going as Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) makes it known that “no one is impressed by a dinosaur anymore”. Enter the Indominus Rex, a genetically engineered monster that would eventually reek havoc on the entire park. There’s the premise of the real question the morality of gene manipulation which does not get into the preachy territory.

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If you don’t believe in the star power of Chris Pratt on the much acclaimed Guardians Of The Galaxy, this movie may do enough to convince you of that. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) is equal parts action savior and a gives you a little bit of funny as well to balance it out. Grady’s relationship with his pack of raptors is interesting and creates parallels to animal treatment in the whole human universe. (Who wouldn’t want to roll around with a bad ass pack of raptors?)

The premise of animal treatment has been a hot topic in that whether we have to create a bond with the animals themselves or are they just a tool for our disposal. Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) is the perfect foil to Pratt’s Grady, in that they represent opposing sides to this argument.

The movie encapsulates beautiful CGI shows the advancements of technology since the first movie that will be sure to keep the kids watching. There’s also enough adult themes that make the movie suspenseful enough to appeal to those tastes as well. There’s a great balance that’s struck to appease both audiences. With action movies now, I feel like we are conditioned that they have to be thought provoking thing pieces that we are supposed to go home and do equations for. Let’s just enjoy the movie for what it is and Jurassic World is damn sure enjoyable.

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Author: Murjani Rawls View all posts by
Journalist, Self-published author of five books, podcast host, and photographer since 2014, Murjani Rawls has been stretching the capabilities of his creativity and passions, Rawls has as a portfolio spanning through many mediums including music, television, movies, and more. Operating out of the New York area, Rawls has photographed over 200+ artists spanning many genres, written over 700 articles ranging displaying his passionate aspirations to keep evolving as his years in media continue.

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