Jurassic World (2015)


American director Colin Trevorrow (Colin Trevorrow) after the feature debut (comedy Safety Not Guaranteed from 2012) got the opportunity to direct a blockbuster at the beginning of his career in which great hopes were placed, and not only from reputable producers (Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, along with Steven Spielberg, the man who started the franchise), but also from an army of fans of the dinosaur saga set in modern times. This, the fourth sequel in a row, was scripted as a sequel to the 1993 original.

This specifically means that the action (again) takes place on the island of Isla Nublar, after twenty years of turbulent events shown in the first part of the franchise. The powerful corporation InGen runs a huge ‘Jurassic World’ theme park that offers a range of attractions. Of course, dinosaurs are the main trump card, the most important (definitely the biggest) reason why thousands of guests flock to the park to have an unusual experience. The general manager, the ambitious Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), is in an unprecedented crowd, so the arrival of her two nephews further complicates her already busy schedule.

The management of the park, under the direct control of the owner, tycoon Masrani (Irrfan Khan), wants to offer visitors something new and unprecedented. It’s Indominus Rex, a hybrid created by genetic modification, which means that this kind of dinosaur is even stronger and more bloodthirsty (it has more teeth, uh very impressive). What its creators could not have guessed was that this beast is also incredibly intelligent. This cunning predator is just waiting for the moment when he will escape from the habitat where he grew up without contact with the outside world, since he ate his brother a long time ago…

Coincidentally or not, the swirling media dust even before the start of filming significantly influenced fans to look forward to the premiere of a real summer blockbuster, served as Jurassic World. So what did this SF-action spectacle bring, was there any reason to rejoice in advance, so unseen as it is said? In essence, nothing special, especially not something epochal that would be retold for months, until some novelty pushed it into the background and pushed it into silent oblivion.

I will first mention what deserves attention and certainly leaves a good impression. Visually flawlessly done, with great CGI effects, the blockbuster really offers a good reason to look at it in 3D technology (of course if you can). Skillfully done editing of action scenes, accompanied by gorgeous photography and lively musical arrangements, entitles those who label the film as a real holiday for both eyes and ears (unfortunately not for the soul). A series of details observed in the amusement park clearly imply how hard work was done on setting the scenery. Everything looks just as futuristic (the gyrosphere is extra fancy), so the park is designed to be a real tourist paradise.

Now, a few words about what didn’t fit well, and logically, spoiled the real pleasure for the fans of the franchise. The fact that a four-member team (including the director) worked on the script did not give an acceptable result, in the sense that we get a drinkable and more or less credible story. Lots of omissions and illogicalities, clichés, with the obligatory pathetic addition (Claire sheds tears next to the dying dinosaur, realizing that they are not ordinary property intended for the entertainment of the masses, but also living beings). Realistically, no character is well worked out. The bad chemistry between an ambitious business woman and a military veteran of the rebel spirit is only a logical consequence of a poorly written script.