Film Review – Jurassic World


Dinosaurs. That’s what you expect when watching a film in the Jurassic Park series, and Jurassic World certainly doesn’t pull any punches on that front. Given that the blockbuster is set in a ‘Prehistoric-style Disneyland’, the film starts all sweetness and light, with the generic Starbucks and doughnut stalls; we are soon introduced to the scary risks of the park.

The acting is believable, with Chris Pratt giving a dramatic, funny and sincere performance, like in Guardians of the Galaxy. There is a comedic theme that runs through the whole film, providing many laughs, and also jump scares and tense scenes.

The references to the previous films are perfect. They don’t come too often and come just at the right time. The original theme music by John Williams comes in and out through the entire film in different forms which helps the viewer to subconsciously reminisce of the original productions.

The film really climaxes towards the end with the genetically modified ‘Indominus Rex’ vs the classic T-Rex, one of Pratt’s pet Raptors and a big killer dolphin/whale/shark/Nessie. The whole film is big, loud and extravagant, which is exactly the way it should be. Yes, it is a bit cheesy and predictable, but if your looking for realism, then don’t go and watch Jurassic World!

If I said that it is better than the original, I would be lying, but it is still definitely worth watching and one of the best films I’ve seen this year.