Jurassic World has released and it is awesome. That's all you need to know. But because this IS a blog I will do a in depth review. WARNING: THIS REVIEW MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN PERSONAL BIAS BECAUSE I AM A MASSIVE JURASSIC PARK FAN.
ALSO NOTE: JURASSIC WORLD CONTAINS INSTANCES OF DINOSAUR VIOLENCE AND BLOOD THAT LOOKS LIKE SPAGHETTI SAUCE. IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY SPAGHETTI, OR RED THINGS IN GENERAL, DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE.
In case you somehow don't know what Jurassic Park is, then shame on you! But in all seriousness, Jurassic Park was a film released back in 1993. It is one of my favorite movies (and always will be). Jurassic Park was a science fiction adventure/horror type thing. I never found it scary yet literally thousands of people thought it was terrifying. Well actually there was one scene that was intense, but I won't spoil it for those that want to watch the original.
The basic premise of the Jurassic Park movies is that a company called Ingen used genetic modification to clone dinosaurs to serve as attractions for the titular theme park. Of course, the dinosaurs escape and go on a killing spree (surprisingly, there was only five onscreen deaths in the movie).
There was a sequel that a lot of people didn't like that much called Jurassic Park: the Lost World, where a fan favorite character (a mathematician named Ian Malcolm) is sent to a separate island (also with out of control dinosaurs running amok).
Then came another sequel that enraged long time Jurassic Park fans. Jurassic Park 3. In Jurassic Park 3 another fan favorite (a paleontologist named Dr. Alan Grant) reluctantly returns to Jurassic Park. But the reason Jurassic Park 3 got so much backlash is that the T. Rex (which was the main dinosaur in the first two movies) got killed by, ironically, my personal favorite dinosaur, the Spinosaurus. And in case you are wondering why I like the Spinosaurus more than the T. Rex it's because when I was a kid I saw a picture of it in a book and I thought that it was the coolest looking dinosaur ever.
But the thing about those two sequels is that they kind of didn't know how to follow up to the original. Jurassic World actually does.
In Jurassic World, the park is finally operational. And popular because they receive around 20,000 visitors a day. But of course attendance spike when a new attraction is opened up so using that logic the scientists at Jurassic World use genetic modification to not only clone natural dinosaurs, but also created a brand new hybrid. And as per usual, the hybrid (called the Indominus Rex, which is Latin for Untamable King) escapes.
Yeah. This guy is not going to have a good day.
Now the Indominus Rex is cool. I especially like the fact that Dr. Henry Wu (the only returning character) said that it was part cuttlefish. #Cuttle-Saurus! Anyway, I won't spoil the rest of the I. Rex's DNA. Because there is a plot twist later.
Meanwhile on the human side of the story, the head of security Vic Hoskins wants to use dinosaurs (particularly Velociraptors) as military weapons. And that dude was DESTINED to die a very sad death. The moment he was onscreen the first thing I thought was "you be dead soon".
However, the raptor trainer Owen Grady (fun fact: he is played by the same actor who played Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy) says that the raptors accepting him as the alpha is NOT the same thing as controlling them.
And Owen Grady is probably the best character in the entire movie. Seriously, he has some of the best lines ever. Some of which are not said by him directly but said by other characters.
Anyway, also another important thing to know is that the manager of Jurassic World, Claire Dearing, has two nephews that go to Jurassic World to visit her. These nephews, Zach and Gray Mitchell, are also hilarious and have some really good lines as well.
And finally we move to the visual effects and music. First, all the dinosaurs look awesome. Hardcore dinosaur lovers will be disappointed to know that none of the dinosaurs have feathers. But something that is cool is that the final battle is simply epic. I won't spoil it for anyone, but rest assured it is a sight to behold.
And now the music. It has a really good score actually. And they even play the classic Jurassic Park theme! So nostalgic!
Overall this movie is a blast from start to finish. I personally don't see anything wrong with the movie. But will this movie top the original Jurassic Park? Probably not, but this is a movie that is a must watch. So I give it a SOLID 9.5/10 (the .5 is because this is a Jurassic Park film and I am a Jurassic Park fan so it gets bonus points).