Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Colin Trevorrow|
|Based on||Characters created
by Michael Crichton
|Music by||Michael Giacchino|
|Edited by||Kevin Stitt|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$24.5 million|
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was co-written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver,Derek Connolly, and Trevorrow. The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, and Irrfan Khan. Wong is the only actor from any of the previous films to appear in Jurassic World.
A fourth film was initially intended to begin production in 2004 for a summer 2005 release, but endured over a decade of “development hell” as scheduled release dates were pushed back several times while the script went through revisions. Steven Spielberg, director of the first two Jurassic Park films, acts as executive producer as he did for the third film. Thomas Tull also acts as an executive producer; his production company,Legendary Pictures, funded approximately 20 percent of the film’s budget. The film was produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and is scheduled to be released on June 10, 2015 in European countries and on June 12 in North America, by Universal Pictures.
22 years after the Isla Nublar incident, siblings Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray Mitchell (Ty Simpkins) go to Jurassic World, a new, fully functional dinosaur theme park located on the island, to visit their aunt Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park operations manager. Upon arriving on the island, they find that Claire is too busy to spend time with them and are left in the care of her assistant Zara (Katie McGrath). Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), the park’s owner, arrives and takes Claire to see their new genetically modified dinosaur, the Indominus rex. Upon inspection, he tells her he wants Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a Velociraptor expert and trainer, to make sure the enclosure is adequate.
Owen is approached by Vic Hoskins, the head of InGen security, who proposes to use the raptors (Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo) as a weapon. However, one of the staff falls into the raptor enclosure and Owen rescues him before barely escaping, proving that the raptors are not tame. Gray and Zach leave Zara and explore the park before traveling on the monorail to the gyrosphere attraction. Claire arrives at Owen’s bungalow, having previously shared a relationship with him, and asks him to accompany her back to the Indominus enclosure; he reluctantly agrees. After arriving at the enclosure, they find that the Indominus has seemingly scaled the wall and escaped. After Owen and two staff enter the enclosure for further inspection, the Indominus ambushes them, having faked its escape, and kills both staff. Owen escapes by hiding under a vehicle and cutting the fuel hose to douse himself in gasoline to hide his scent.
Masrani sends an ACU team led by Katashi Hamada (Brian Tee) to capture the Indominus, but find that she has clawed out the tracking device they implanted in her. The entire team is then killed by the camouflagedIndominus. Claire closes off the northern part of the park but Gray and Zach take a gyrosphere off the road and are attacked by the Indominus, although they escape to the now-derelict Jurassic Park visitor’s center. There, they manage to repair a jeep and drive back to the park. Owen and Claire arrive at the visitor’s center soon afterwards but are attacked by the Indominus. Masrani flies after the Indominus in his helicopter, causing it to breach the Jurassic World Aviary. Pteranodons and Dimorphodons attack the helicopter and crash it into the aviary, killing Masrani and freeing the other pterosaurs inside.
Zach and Gray arrive back at the park as the pterosaurs begin attacking tourists. Zara finds them but is quickly picked up by a Pteranodon and dropped into the Mosasaur lagoon, where she is eaten along with anotherPteranodon. Owen and Claire arrive and reunite with Gray and Zach. Hoskins takes command of Jurassic World and decides that they will use the raptors to find and kill the Indominus, with Owen reluctantly agreeing. However, the Indominus communicates with the raptors, revealing that it was also created with raptor DNA. The raptors turn on the team and begin killing the soldiers while the Indominus flees, with Owen managing to escape.
- Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, a Velociraptor expert and trainer.
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the park operations manager.
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Vic Hoskins, the head of security operations for InGen.
- Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the younger brother of Zach.
- Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the older brother of Gray.
- Omar Sy as Barry, a tamer who takes care of Owen’s Velociraptors.
- B. D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, chief geneticist and head of the team that created dinosaurs for Jurassic Park. He is the only character from any of the previous films to be in Jurassic World.
- Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World.
- Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers, the park’s tech-savvy operator.
- Brian Tee as Katashi Hamada, the leader of the ACU (Asset Containment Unit), a group of security guards installed on Isla Nublar.
- Lauren Lapkus as Vivian, an employee in the park’s control room.
- Katie McGrath as Zara Young, Claire’s personal assistant.
- Judy Greer as Karen Mitchell, Claire’s sister and the mother of Zach and Gray.
- Andy Buckley as Scott Mitchell, Karen’s husband and the father of Zach and Gray.
- James DuMont as Hal Osterly, a businessman.
- Jimmy Buffett as himself.
- Jimmy Fallon as himself.
Jurrasic World was way better than installments 2 or 3. For one the effects have improved greatly. Two, the rightful alpha gets the final scene, which has dissapointed me in the past movies.
The new characters are awesome, both good and bad, and the plot rivaled that of Michael Crichton’s original, Jurassic Park. I really cannot find a complaint about this movie, other than after the climax no one addresses the other five thousand dinosaurs, that got loose from their pens during all the mayhem, death , and destruction. Other than that, I highly recommend Jurassic World. It is a solid, quality story, full of tension, a little romance, and pure tooth filled intensity. 5 stars, and well worth the price of the IMAX 3D ticket. – MR