Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard
The 4th installment to the Jurassic Park series has arrived, rampaging throughout cinemas worldwide & unashamedly devouring previous box office records. Forecast to be the biggest money making film in history with estimates exceeding US$2 Billion, Studio heads are doubtlessly penning the next chapter.
This Sci-Fi adventure is set 22 yrs after the first film opened on the fictional island of Isla Nublar, where the dinosaur theme park Jurassic World is situated. Attendances to the park have diminished and to increase interest a genetically modified dinosaur has been created, which escapes causing havoc across the island. Best described as a 'hype film' Steven Spielberg is at the helm of this mammoth, visually stunning and action packed production - but flaws are noticeable from the onset.
Bryce Dallas Howard plays the role of Beth the park's operation manager, one of the most annoying characters in motion picture history - this reviewer had a shameful thought – how lovely to have seen her chewed up and spat out by a T-REX!
After a very cheesy opening the highly cliched storylines take over...
Why is it that in all these epic disaster films potential divorcees and ex-lovers are always re-united by the grand finale?
Why is it that the infuriating Beth transforms from prude to Rambo-style dinosaur exterminator whilst raging through the jungles in her stilettos!
Why is it that the main characters always seem to escape the clutches of the villains?
This phenomenally successful dinosaur epic will fuel further installments, but where else can writers take this story? It was very evident in a previous Jurassic Park film that writers were at the bottom of the storyline barrel with dinosaurs running amok in a US city - who can forget that 'gem of a scene' when the little boy peers out the window late at night and casually yells out to his parents 'There's a dinosaur in our pool'. JAKE