Friday, April 15, 2016

Jurassic World 2015

     There have been three previous Jurassic films.  In this film, after 10 years of operations there is a renovated park open for the public called Jurassic World.  It is located on the same Isla Nublar off the Pacific coast of Central America.  Scientists have been studying the genetic makeup of dinosaurs and they have engineered a new breed of dinosaur.  Brothers Zach and Grady Mitchell visit the park to see what it has to offer and visit with their aunt Claire.  She is a busy park operations manager.  Owen Grady was formerly in the Navy and he has been training the park’s velociraptors.  The security chief, Vic Hoskins thinks the velociraptors should be trained for military use and not entertainment?  The park owner, Simon Masarani asks Owen to evaluate the new hybrid dinosaur, indominus rex.  Owen is worried about the park raising the rex apart from the other animals in isolation.
     It’s better to treat this film as a comedy and it is a lot easier viewing.  There is plenty of action and plenty of running away.  The velociraptors are much smaller than the rex and the rex is an immense animal much smarter than they expect.  It is interesting to see the different types of animals and their behavior.  I didn't recognize Bryce Dallas Howard with a short modern hairstyle.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

124 min, Action directed by Colin Trevorrow with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer.

Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 71% critic 79% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3*, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 7943 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Kilauea, Kaua’i, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii; New Orleans, Louisiana; San Diego, San Rafael, Cazadero, California.  There are mistakes with Claire’s shoes and I wondered about her shoes?  They are shown in some scenes as light colored stiletto heels, not shown sometimes and they are the same color but lace-up flat shoes in other scenes?  Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer and the characters are based on those created by Michael Crichton.

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