REVIEW: JURASSIC WORLD
Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. More than two decades since Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was released, fans of the original films and new moviegoers alike can witness the story come full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life.
SYNOPSIS: The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it’s up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.
Directed by 2012’s “Safety Not Guaranteed,” Colin Trevorrow, this fourth
installment does a great job supplementing the 3D craze with lively leading characters and slick humor weaved in to scenes complimented by awesome CGI-action, while meeting the grandeur expectations of the Jurassic monsters. This allows Trevorrow’s version, of the concept, to do a nice job of resetting the stakes and answering the obvious question as to why anyone would ever want to revisit this specific island full of dinosaurs all over again. Especially after the disastrous fate it [the theme park itself] has suffered in the past. By this point I simply mean, the “Jurassic World” concept of the movie is a blustering, successful theme park set on the same island that the original Jurassic Park took place. In the twenty two or so years that have passed, It has pretty much reestablished itself as the
“place to go,” for the ultimate dinosaur experience of a life time. Think Disney theme parks on steroids.
This is an effects-driven monster movie in an era saturated with many of its kind, but distinguishes itself by paying homage to the original movie and bringing back both of its abandoned locations as well as that Tyrannosaurus rex we all came to know from past releases. I would say that it’s making the most of the genres’ tired formula and the “Jurassic Park” movies may just be the least likely action franchise to spawn four movies. This doesn’t seem to be a story that’s really meant for multiple movies, yet here we are experiencing the forth release. This, despite the fact that in 2015 it’s practically impossible to impress anyone with CGI, let along come up with new material to amaze die-hard action movie fans. I guess what I’m trying to say is that on the outset, the original storyline would appear as though it’s an expertly self-contained story about an adventure that really could only happen one time, but somehow through it all “Jurassic World” proves that they have ways to produce good material from such a simple idea.
Needless-to-say, it’s created purely to entertain. It's a spectacular feat of cinematic engineering that's an edge-of-your-seat, roller-coaster ride. It’s the type of action flick that is sure to impress audiences across the spectrum. With a formidable cast and storyline, striking effects, and just enough nostalgia to allow audiences to reminisce, “Jurassic World” is just as much fun as you’d hoped it would be. I’m not suggesting that it’s winning any Oscars, and the movie won’t make the special effects statements like the originals did, but behind all the hype, “Jurassic World” is a well-crafted addition to the franchise (I’d argue one of the best since the original) and well worth the theater visit with popcorn in tow. Four stars out of five are much deserved here.
By Movi-Man Stan
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.00:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.00:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1/Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish DTS Surround 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1
English SDS, French and Spanish Subtitles
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WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD:
An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel of Jurassic
World. Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how
the idea of the film came together and how the casting was
decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming
Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discuss key
moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes
footage and VFX breakdowns.
TOUR WITH CHRIS PRATT:
Chris Pratt gives a tour of the Innovation Center, a
museum/exhibit, built just for the movie.
from all films in the franchise showing “near death” or
extremely scary encounters with dinosaurs.
DINOSAURS ROAM ONCE AGAIN:
Behind the scenes look at the making of Jurassic World’s
visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life, and actors
CHRIS & COLIN TAKE ON THE WORLD: Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow (Director) interview each other and discuss Jurassic World as well as the other Jurassic Park movies.