Movie critic, Bill Wine, gives Jurassic World 3.5 stars out of 4. Wine compares Jurassic World to the original, Jurassic Park, and describes it as not quite the same, but “tantalizingly, impressively, deliciously close”.
Jurassic World is the fourth sequel to Jurassic Park, which was released in 1993, starring Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and Richard Attenborough, as the billionaire park-owner John Hammond.
The original film grossed a record-breaking $914 million, with Steven Spielberg receiving world-wide accolade for his directorial genius.
Jurassic Park’s suspenseful plot and distinctly-modern special effects took the breath out of movie-goers, whose fascination with the mysterious giant reptiles became even more profound. Wine recalls the fright, delight, suspense, and mesmerizing effect that the movie had on him and everyone else. Jurassic Park was rated 8.1 out of 10.
More than two decades after, Jurassic World now stars another set of actors with Chris Pratt, as Owen Grady, and Bryce Dallas Howard, as Claire Dearing. B.D. Wong, as a geneticist and bioengineer, is the only original Jurassic Park member who’s been retained. The former dinosaur theme park has been turned into a world-class resort with a haven of hybrid dinosaurs. Like the original Jurassic Park, chaos breaks loose when one of the most vicious and intelligent reptiles escapes.
Wine describes the latest Jurassic movie as action-packed with an excellent climax, and one that’s wholly recommended for fans, both new and old. He praised Pratt and Howard for their great acting, along with directorial innovations adopted by Colin Trevorrow, which looks set to make this one of the biggest films of the year.
The Jurassic series was inspired from the best-selling novels of Michael Crichton. The first two Jurassic movies were actual film adaptations of his works, Jurassic Park, and The Lost World. Crichton died in 2008, but, like the genius of Spielberg, he had left behind an unforgettable legacy.