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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Jurassic World Review

'What they have in there?' 
Jurassic World Review – I still remember the look on my face when I saw the Dinosaurs on the big screen on the last day after my PMR exam circa 1993! I was blown away and have since lost count how many times I re-watched that epic movie. Now let’s skip Jurassic Park 2 & 3 and head strait to Jurassic World shall we?
Just a friendly reminder....
22 years after the disastrous ‘Jurassic Park testing’, John Hammond’s (the late Richard Attenborough) vision for a full fledge operating theme park finally comes to life. However, just like any other theme parks, Jurassic World is no stranger to hiccups. With the crowd demanding for new ‘attraction’ to be added every other year, the scientist decides to ‘play God’ once again by ‘generating’ a new breed of dinosaur. Meanwhile ‘raptor whisperer’, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) has had a remarkable ‘bonding progress’ with his pack of Velociraptors. This invites the interest of military involvement (I can’t reveal why without spoiling the reason hence a mention will do). With the Board of Directors holding their breath for the big reveal in a park full of visitors, one small mistake of underestimating the smartness level of Indominus Rex (name which means ‘fierce or untamable king’) is all it takes for mayhem to take over once again. Will history repeat itself? Who will make it out alive or rather will anyone make it out alive this time around? Well, folks…Welcome to Jurassic World…
New meat for the grinder perhaps...???
In Jurassic Park, besides the jaw dropping job of bringing animals that extinct 65 million years ago to life, my favourite part of the movie was the superb theme music composed by John Williams. I get goosebumps every time I hear the majestic sound of the ocsestra as I remember my band performing it at one of our band camp concert. I was so glad that the Director paid homage to the theme song by bringing back in some parts of the movie. The CGI have certainly improved by leaps and bounds where we get to see more dinosaurs roaming around. With the exception of BD Wong (Henry Wu) and perhaps the T-Rex, the rest of cast are newcomers to the franchise. Although ‘new’, they seemed to have blended well with the environment. Chris Pratt high on his success as Star Lord is a mixture of both Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) proving that the Raptors are indeed highly intelligent while also cautious of their predatory nature. Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire redeems herself in this movie after playing a lot forgettable roles before. Besides the human characters, newbie Dinosaurs such as Mosasaurus and Indominus Rex are given almost enough time to shine. I’m trying to find a flaw but as off first watch I got no bad comments to write, perhaps after a few thousand views I might spot a mistake.  
Favourite movie everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 
After the movie ended, I breathe a sigh of relief because Jurassic World certainly redeemed the mistakes that were Jurassic Park 2 & 3. After years of waiting to erase the memory of the double stinky sequels, Jurassic World brought back the awesomeness that is the Dinosaurs!!! Now if given an opportunity to visit a real Jurassic Park…would you make your way to Isla Nublar? 

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