New Jurassic World is dubbed a roaring success
GIVEN the iconic legacy of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, the disappointment of its sequels and the 14 year road to the fourth instalment, a lot of weight was on the shoulders of this week's Jurassic World.
John Hammond's dream is finally realised 22 years after the Isla Nublar incident when Jurassic World, a fully functional dinosaur amusement park, is open.
In an effort to keep attendance and thrills high, the park develops their first genetic hybrid, the Indominus Rex, but the creature soon proves to be too vicious and too smart to be contained.
It's a film that definitely plays on its audience's nostalgia and if you're not a fan of the 1993 original then you might find it all just a bit too ridiculous to get on board with.
Make no mistake, this movie does ask a lot of its audience.
But it also promises that by the time the credits roll, it will all be worth it.
Yes the set up requires quite a suspension of disbelief and it really doesn't have anything that new or refreshing to say that the original didn't already cover.
But here's the twist, it really is all worth it by the end.
Somehow, Jurassic World manages to be exactly as good as any Jurassic Park sequel could be.
It stays true to what made audiences fall in love all those years ago and is executed with enough talent and child-like joy that it's hard to be too critical of the film's flaws.
This movie is all about the audience.
If you allow yourself to be swept up in the spectacle, then it's impossible to not feel the same excitement and fun that you felt during your first visit to Jurassic Park.
- Release date: June 11
- Genre: Action
- Running time: 124 mins
- Director: Colin Trevorrow
- Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
- Showing at:
- Limelight, Riverlink
- Birch Carroll and Coyle, Ipswich
- Reading Cinemas, Redbank
- Star rating: 4/5