I remember when the first Jurassic Park came out when I was just five years old. I don’t think I saw it in theaters, but I probably watched it with my brothers when the VCR version came out. I didn’t like Jurassic Park II so much that I didn’t give a second thought about seeing the third movie. This new movie somewhat ignores the events of the two original sequels, but is it any good?
Over twenty years after Jurassic Park closed, a new park opens on the same island called Jurassic World. It’s far more advanced technologically than the old park, and features even more dinosaurs. Over the years people have grown somewhat bored of the same dinosaurs. So some of them were genetically modified to be bigger and badder than their natural forms.
Claire Dearing is the operations manager for the whole park, and asks a man named Owen Grady for help on a new hybrid dinosaur called the Indominus Rex. It’s far stronger than a T-Rex, and uses genes from other dinosaurs to be quite the monster. Owen realizes that the mighty dinosaur has escaped, and chaos unfolds especially for Claire as her two nephews are guests at Jurassic World and nobody knows where they went.
I figured I would like Jurassic World, and it was a bit better than I expected. Chris Pratt was amazing as Owen Grady and I thought they did a good job with the teamwork with his trained velociraptors. I also liked the evil Indominus Rex and its high intelligence being its greatest strength. It does feel a bit too similar to the original (though it’s obviously the intention) and some moments are very predictable but I was certainly not disappointed with this one.