June 10, 2022
Metin Hassan, Elva Trill, Sam Shoubber, Enzo Squillino Jr, Bernardo Santos, Bastian Antonio Fuentes, Dimitri Vegas, Glynis Davies, Kristoffer Polaha, Téa Leoni, Nick Robinson, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Scott Haze, Campbell Scott, Dichen Lachman, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, BD Wong, Laura Dern, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt.
Jurassic World, a luxury resort off the coast of Costa Rica, is home to a variety of genetically created dinosaurs, including the ferocious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the enormous dinosaur escapes, a domino effect occurs, sending the remaining dinosaurs into a frenzy. Former military officer and animal specialist Chris Pratt must now utilize his unique talents to rescue two young boys and the rest of the visitors from a full-scale, prehistoric attack to save everyone else.
The most delicate parts of “Jurassic World,” in which a hybrid super-predator goes wild in the troubled theme park, are so excellent that they take you to that exciting mental place where the original director of the series, Steven Spielberg, built a tentpole in 1993. Poor character development, a casual attitude toward animal-on-animal brutality, and an odd male supremacist tendency that borders on sneering at single working mothers who don’t have kids are the worst parts.
A few large-scale action scenes that would make a great film’s director pleased may be included on the ledger’s “smarter” side. They’re punishing but not overpowering and put out with clarity in Colin Trevorrow’s manner, which is Spielbergian but not slavishly so. It’s a team effort, with each shot and edit doing its part. Every new development makes the sequence seem like a tale inside a story with the ultimate objective of escaping away from dinosaurs. The last half-hour is a lengthy pursuit through the dark woods that continually defies expectations, ending in a dino-on-dino bloodbath: a funnel cloud of claws and fangs. The most significant part of the film is when park visitors are attacked by pterodactyls that pick them up like mice from the ground, paying tribute to Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” by having Treverrow play Spielberg. Many things may be said about this filmmaker, but one that cannot be said about him is that he lacks confidence.