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Jurassic World: the Biggest Blockbuster of the Year (So Far)

3 years ago by Chris

Jurassic World is by default a blockbuster film, a trend on the rise in Hollywood after the success of The Lego Movie and The Avengers. Jurassic World may pale in comparison to its predecessor in terms of character development, after all the original Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, but it’s undoubtedly the most thrilling movie of the franchise. The movie’s budget is $150 million with a running time of 124 minutes.

Story Arc
Jurassic World is operating as a theme park of sorts, doing roaring business with rides, souvenirs and feeding shows. Claire, a bossy career oriented woman, is the manager and the movie movies forth with her two nephews visiting the theme park. She is apprehensive of a GM mega dinosaur and an Indominus Rex due to their unpredictability. However, she shares some chemistry with her colleague Owen, with Indiana Jones looks and escapades. Owen is warm and friendly, reminiscent of Tom Hanks and Indiana Jones. The movie’s entire run is consumed in rescuing Clare’s two nephews stranded amongst dinosaurs.

The Director
Hard to believe but this is director Colin Trevorrow’s second full-length feature and this one has 20 times the budget of his debut, Safety Not Guaranteed. Despite his relative inexperience, Trevorrow does a fine job at entertaining the audience, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout. There is some Spielberg influence here and there.

The Visual Effects
Being an event movie, it goes without saying this movie relies on CGI. The visual effects team has done a marvelous job and at no point in time do the visual effects appear jarring or unrealistic. Perhaps this is the reason why the movie has taken the box office by storm.

The Verdict
The movie deserves full marks for direction and effects but the writing leaves a lot to be desired. But it does offer a thrilling ride you will love. Not to mention, a sequel is probably already on the way!

Photo: Jurassic World movie/Universal

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