Jurassic World (or Jurassic Park IV) is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow, and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. It is the first film in the Jurassic Park sequel trilogy and the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series. Released on June 12, 2015, the film received generally positive reviews and was a box office success.
Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escape, it sets off a chain reaction that causes the other dinos to run amok. Now, it's up to a former military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.
Why It Rocks
- The movie strongly connects to the first three films, that way it looks less like another cash-grab reboot and more of a tribute to the original film that we all grew up watching.
- The entire Jurassic World theme park looks amazing.
- Cool action scenes.
- Good acting.
- Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have done great performances.
- B.D. Wong returns as Dr. Henry Wu in this movie.
- The Indominus Rex is an awesome dinosaur and her design is really cool.
- Some intense and scary scenes.
- The scene where Zach and Gray find the old Jurassic Park is a really heartfelt scene, because it gives you nostalgic feeling about the original film.
- Great cinematography.
- Really good soundtrack by Michael Giacchino.
- The Illumination-like CGI is something to get used to.
- A lot of the human characters aren't very memorable and have little to no traits that make them stand out.
- Most of the film's plot is a repeat of the first film.
- The staff has learned nothing from their previous mistakes; their fences are still easy to bust through, the security's still awful, and the Wi-Fi often gets out whenever the plot commands it.
- InGen (and Vic Hoskins in general)'s plan makes no sense. They're strapping cameras on barely trained raptors' heads and using them to hunt terrorists in Afghanistan.
- Plot hole: Their were so many plot-holes within the film, How it Should Have Ended had enough for a full video.
- There's a brief scene where Claire decides to go in her car to call the control room to track the Indominus Rex when she could have just called her from where she was.
- Also, maybe don't have a dinosaur-sized gate in the habitat the I. Rex can fit through to escape, or at least put a moat around the hybrid creature, it's not like this is anything new.
- There are various scenes where a gyrosphere driver could run into something on the ground and it could block their sight, so maybe the gyrosphere was poorly though out.
- Somehow the boys were able to take a 20 year-old jeep repair in pretty quickly. Just changing the jeep's battery isn't enough. Any gasoline in the tank would have long become unusable, the tires and lines would have rotted away, and the electrics would all be dead.
- Some of the dinosaur had shocking trackers which they could have used against the pteradons attacking people.
- When the Raptors and the I. Rex were communicating with each other, Owen, Barry and the other velociraptor trainers had a perfect shooting opportunity for the I. Rex which they never took advantage of.
- Wild animals of behavior and size similar to those of the Raptors are really tough to train and control, especially when out of their cages, so returning them to their cages should not have been that easy.
- Claire should not have been able to outrun the T. Rex in high heels.
Jurassic World received generally positive reviews for Trevorrow's direction, Pratt and Howard's performances, and the visuals; however, the screenplay and narrative received some criticism. On review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, Jurassic World has an approval rating of 71% based on 350 reviews and an average rating of 6.64/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Jurassic World can't match the original for sheer inventiveness and impact, but it works in its own right as an entertaining -- and visually dazzling -- popcorn thriller.". On Metacritic, the film has a score of 59 out of 100 based on 49 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale.
- During the making of Jurassic World, a dromaeosaurid genus resembling the franchise's Velociraptor was discovered in South Dakota. In 2015, it was given the name Dakotaraptor and was very close in size and shape to the latter animals featured in the films.
- Owen Grady and ACU Trooper were playable characters in LEGO Dimensions.