Film Review – JURASSIC WORLD (2015)

Jurassic World (2015; USA/China; FotoKem; 124m) ∗∗∗½  d. Colin Trevorrow; w. Colin Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly; ph. John Schwartzman; m. Michael Giacchino.  Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee, Katie McGrath, Andy Buckley, Jimmy Fallon, James DuMont, Colin Trevorrow. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World. But things go awry when the research team accidentally unleashes a genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur into the park. Crowd-pleasing popcorn movie brings nothing new to the franchise, instead choosing to re-visit themes from the original such as the theme-park gone wrong, corporate greed and familial bonding. Once the mayhem starts the dinosaur action is impressive and suspenseful. Pratt and Howard make for likeable leads and the CGI work is impressive. Also shot in 3-D. [12]