My son and I saw an early screening of Jurassic World earlier in the week. In the film, Jurassic Park has been renamed Jurassic World and the dinosaur park is finally opened for business. But this is a Jurassic Park movie, so we know the dinosaurs can’t be controlled and will eventually start killing people. We loved the film and thought it was better than the first three Jurassic Park movies. The story is interesting, and there was a nice blend of action, humor and suspense. I also thought Chris Pratt (Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) was a good get for the movie. He’s definitely an upgrade from the previous main characters. Jurassic World (Universal Pictures) opens in theaters today. Continue reading to learn seven things about the movie.
Seven Things About Jurassic World
You can skip the 2nd and 3rd films
Jurassic World is the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series. I’ve seen all four films. If you have not seen the first movie, you should try watching it before seeing Jurassic World. You don’t need to see the first movie to understand the fourth film, but it gives you the background story behind Jurassic World. In my opinion, you can skip the second and third Jurassic Park movies. There really isn’t anything in those films that will make Jurassic World more interesting. To understand Jurassic World, all you really to need to know is that scientists used prehistoric mosquitoes to clone dinosaurs.
The new story takes place 20+ years later
It’s been over twenty years since the event of the first film. Jurassic World, the world’s only dinosaur amusement park, has been operational for about ten years now. People from all over the world can now come to Jurassic World to see real live dinosaurs in a setting that is cross between Sea World and a wildlife safari.
There’s a hybrid dinosaur
Jurassic World has been in operation for a decade, but visitor rates has been declining. To booster attendance, the scientists at Jurassic World have been mixing dinosaur DNA to create hybrid dinosaurs that are bigger, louder and with more teeth. Their new creation is called Indominus Rex, which is part T-Rex but bigger, more ferocious and smarter. Indominus Rex is also part something else, which the scientists refuse to disclose because that information is confidential.
Humans and dinosaurs still don’t mix
Like the previous three Jurassic Park movies, the people at Jurassic World eventually learn that dinosaurs and humans don’t mix. No matter how many safeguards you put in place, dinosaurs will eventually escape and start eating people. And that’s exactly what happens in the new Jurassic World movie.
Raptors can be trained
In an interesting twist, one of the characters in the movie was training a group of Raptors. It was kinda like watching someone at Sea World train sea lions. Of course at Sea World, the trainers don’t have to worry about their animals escaping and eating people.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both excellent
The two main stars of the movie are Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Chris played the part of Owen, the raptor trainer. Bryce played the part of Claire, who is a key employee at Jurassic World. BTW, Claire wears high heels even when she’s being chased by dinosaurs. Whatever. Jurassic World also features Irrfan Khan (Masrani), Vincent D’Onofrio (Hoskins), Ty Simpkins (Gray), Nick Robinson (Zach), Jake Johnson (Lowery), Omar Sy (Barry), BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu), Judy Greer (Karen), Lauren Lapkus (Vivian), Brian Tee (Hamada), Katie McGrath (Zara), Andy Buckley (Scott), and Eric Edelstein (paddock supervisor). The movie was directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Jurassic World is rated PG-13
The 124-minute movie is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. Jurassic World should be fine for most kids. However, there are scenes that might scare very young children. In addition, some of the scenes are bloody (but not gory).