They’re BACK! Bigger, louder, meaner, scarier, and more realistic than ever! Welcome to Jurassic World, the ultimate theme park, where Mother Nature takes no prisoners!
Directed by Colin Trevorrow, under the tutelage of executive producer Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World is the fourth in a series of films based upon author Michael Crichton’s tales of what could possibly happen if dinosaurs were ever brought back from extinction and once again roamed the planet Earth; and if opening weekend box-office receipts are any indication ($511.8 million worldwide), Jurassic World promises to be the summer blockbuster of 2015, if not the highest grossing film of all time.
It’s been 22 years since our first cinematic glimpse of Crichton’s imaginary world when Jurassic Park premiered and thrilled audiences around the globe. And, since Hollywood recognized a good thing (meaning profitable), sequels were soon to follow: The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and Jurassic Park III in 2001. Now, just when you thought it was safe to venture back into a theme park, here comes Jurassic World roaring onto the big screen. And roar it does, thanks mainly to the significant improvements in special-effects technology since the original movie premiered. In fact, the dinosaurs in this film look so real you expect them at any moment to stampede from the screen and devour everyone in the audience, not to mention their popcorn and Raisinets.
Brief Synopsis of Jurassic World
Jurassic World is a luxury resort/vacation destination—think cross between Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens—that offers excursions and thrill rides through a lush primeval setting populated with, of course, dinosaurs. The park also has a dinosaur petting zoo for children (Would you let your child pet a dinosaur? Would you pet one?). As for the plot-line, let it suffice for me to say that it isn’t nice to mess with Mother Nature. As you can well imagine, given her volatile temperament, things go horribly awry on this island paradise, yet if they didn’t, the movie franchise wouldn’t be so popular, now would it? After all, audiences want to be frightened, thrilled, and amazed, and I personally guarantee that you will experience all three emotions when you see Jurassic World. So don’t miss it.
Rating: PG 13 (parents strongly cautioned; make be too intense for younger children)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg
• Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, ex-military animal control expert
• Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, park operations manager
• Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell, Claire’s older nephew and Gray’s brother.
• Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, Claire’s younger nephew and brother of Zach
• Vincent D’Onofrio as Vic Hoskins, head of security
• Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and owner of Jurassic World.
• Omar Sy as Barry, animal trainer who cares for Owen’s Velociraptors
• B. D. Wong, as Dr. Henry Wu, chief geneticist and head of the team that engineered development of dinosaurs for Jurassic Park.
• Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers, the park’s tech-operator.
• Lauren Lapkus as Vivian, an employee in the park’s control room
• Brian Tee as Katashi Hamada, leader of the ACU (Asset Containment Unit), a group of security guards installed on the island.
• Katie McGrath as Zara Young, Claire’s personal assistant.
• Judy Greer as Karen Mitchell, Claire’s sister and mother of Zach and Gray.
• Andy Buckley as Scott Mitchell, Karen’s husband and father of Zach and Gray.
• James DuMont as Hal Osterly, a wealthy businessman.
• Jimmy Buffet as Jimmy Buffet
• Jimmy Fallon as Jimmy Fallon
Note: All images from movie.web.com