Jurassic World came out back in 2015. It's hard to believe it's been that long since the first of the new trilogy game out. Watching the newest movie kind of rejuvenated my interest in this first outing. For the most part it is much the same as I remembered it back in the day.
The movie starts out with what we believe are the main characters of the movie Zach and Gray. These two are brothers going on a trip to Jurassic World while their parents are trying to settle some sort of divorce agreement.
Jurassic World is basically a supped up amusement park on a remote island with dinosaurs. It just so happens that Zach and Gray's aunt Claire is a big wig at the company. She's able to provide them all the best privileges for this trip. This is why I'm actually really confused as to why Zach is so indifferent about the whole thing. It's quite a distracting characteristic when so much craziness is going on around him. At points it's quite comical.
I get it though. They're trying to say that the public is not very excited by dinosaurs and such. That's the whole reason why they create this monster dinosaur that wreaks havoc on the little island. This giant dinosaur is what this movie primarily focuses on after its been introduced. It's the king of all the thunder lizards.
The family dynamics and side story then take a backseat. In fact a lot of the story becomes a minor note throughout the movie after the new monster has arrived. All of the relationships that this movie establishes are quite superficial after a while. They're simply to help create solutions to possible problems that arise down the road.
Still the action sequences that they do pull off in this movie are pretty spectacular and that's really why you're here to watch this movie. The special effects still hold up pretty well. Then again I don't really see a gigantic leap from this movie to the new movie that came out in 2022.
The cast do a good enough job in getting us invested in them but only just invested enough not to want to see them die. It's not like I have a huge vested interest in any of these characters. Each one of them could have been eaten and I would have been like, oh well... That takes down the intensity of some of the horror action sequences that happen in the movie.
Although, they do a great job closer to the end but it felt like they could have bolstered some of the dinosaur interactions. It almost felt like they could have pushed some sort of unspoken language between the dinosaurs in the park. They're all part of some Jurassic World family and if you mess with one of them you mess with all of them. That would have been fun. I'm not sure how you would portray that in the movie though.
There were some attempts to add a little morality to the movie. They added questions of thinking of people and animals as beings rather than objects. There were a few moments that they could have capitalized on some of these moments but they never truly played on these ideas very well.
I was able to watch this movie on a 4k Blu-Ray format and I have to say you don't have to go up that high in resolution for this movie. It's obvious that the film was a weak port because of the grain that you see on the film. Don't bother and go for the regular high definition look of this movie if you have the chance.
Overall, the most important thing about this movie is that it was entertaining. There were tons of fun dinosaur fights and they didn't feel totally out of place. I'm also surprised that there weren't a crazy load of ex-machina mechanisms that save the heroes from certain death. That can't be said for the latest movie. I have to give this movie a 7.5 out of 10. It is a movie that I could go back to and I still think is the best of the new trilogy.