What it's about:
Twenty-two years after the events of 1993, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen, a member of Jurassic World's on-site staff, conducts behavioural research on Velociraptors. When Jurassic World's attendance rates begin to decline, a new attraction, created to attract visitors, backfires gravely.
What we thought:
We sent three people (two super fans and an avid moviegoer) to watch the most anticipated remake of the year. Here’s what they had to say.
With so many remakes of classics do you think it was necessary to give Jurassic Park a modern update?Bronwyn: I wouldn’t say it was necessary but it was definitely worth it! This is the best remake/sequel film I have watched this year. Colin Trevorrow achieved bringing in new aspects as well as creating that nostalgic feeling from the previous films. There are obviously going to be those cliché moments that you know will be there, but the element of surprise makes up for it.
Fanboy: I know a whole bunch of movies being re-done are relying on nostalgia. Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to be back in that lost world, to feel like you did when you first saw that T-Rex roaring past the broken down cars in Jurassic Park. For me the answer is a resounding, yes.
Jean-Marie: It’s been almost 14 years since the release of Jurassic Park III. Science, technology and medicine have advanced so much since then, so who wouldn’t want to see what Isla Nublar looks like in 2015? And of course what the scientists have created this time around. A modern update was definitely necessary.
Which actor/actress should live to outrun another dinosaur? (best actor/actress)Bronwyn: Chris Pratt was the star of the show, obviously. Not only because he has transformed into a muscular babe, but also because he portrays his character as Owen brilliantly. He is able to be serious while still showing that humorous side we know and love. Jake Johnson also made the film that much better for me. Although his character isn’t that important, his comical wit and slight sarcasm will have nerdy dinosaur lovers buckling at the knees. And he has a goofy moustache that he absolutely nailed!
Fanboy: Chris Pratt for sure, he is good blend between Ian Malcolm and Alan Grant.
Jean-Marie: Definitely Chris Pratt. Having always played more comedic roles, Chris really proves that he is capable of any role. Jack Johnson (aka Nick from New Girl) is also worth a mention here. He doesn’t have a big role, but as always he brings his charm and quirkiness like only he can.Which actor/actress should have been attacked by a dinosaur? (worst actor/actress)Bronwyn: There weren’t any bad actors/actresses. Everyone did a really great job at portraying their characters.
Fanboy: Bryce Dallas Howard added no real value to the movie, apart from showing exactly how not to babysit nephews. In hindsight, the right, and right amount of people get eaten though. Maybe give her a break.
Jean-Marie: Bryce Dallas Howard’s character gets a bit too much at times, but it doesn’t mean she should’ve been attacked. The people who survive are the ones that need to have survived for the movie to end the way it did. So all and all, the right people get eaten.
Which dinosaur was your favourite?
Bronwyn: Definitely the raptors, and it’s not only because Chris Pratt is the alpha. They may be small but they pack a heavy punch, proving that dynamite really does come in small packages.
Jean-Marie: The T-Rex, for sure.
Best and worst scenes?Bronwyn: The best scene for me was the dino stand off and you’ll understand why when you see it! Think old school vs. new school.
Fanboy: Best scene is probably the initial Indominus-Rex attack, although there are quite a few gems. The worst - the forced love interest, but you know, Hollywood.
Jean-Marie: The best scene was the ultimate fight scene between two dinosaurs at the end. It is awesome! Another awesome scene is the one where the two boys find the old Jurassic Park site… so nostalgic! The worst scene is probably at the very end, although it is quite cheesy, it could’ve done with a bit more kissing.
Is this movie only for dino/sci-fi fans?
Bronwyn: Whether you’re a dino freak or a regular Joe, everyone will love this movie! It's action packed, adventurous, funny and even romantic. With new dinosaurs and endless possibilities, what more could you ask for!
Fanboy: (V)°iii°(V) Why not both.
Jean-Marie: Nope. Anyone that loves a good action/thriller movie will also like this. It is filled with intense moments and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
How many dinos would you give this movie?
Bronwyn: 4 roaring dinos
Fanboy: All of them.
(Photos: Universal Pictures)
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