2015. Directed by Colin Trevorrow
The latest entry into the blockbuster pedigree, Colin Trevorrow delivers a faithful and action packed joyride in Jurassic World. Grossing 1.67 Billion during it's run, it's popularity cannot be denied.
Why was it so popular? Nothing about the film is original, it arguably commits the sins of the scientists pointed out in the first film by standing on the shoulders of other giants to achieve greatness. The film is almost a note for note retread of the first film, constantly reminding the viewer that nature cannot be contained.
What does work is the film's charm. From Chris Pratt's delightful hero, to the ass kicking raptors, and the T-Rex super charged finale, Jurassic World is pure box office glory from start to finish. So much so that you forget about the incoherent plot, the cardboard cut out villains, and Bryce Dallas-Howard's high heels....well, almost.
The visual effects are slick and the combat both between human and dino and dino vs. dino are well edited. There's even a small Aliens throwback to get your pulse going midway through.
Jurassic World may not add anything new to the franchise, but what it does deliver, it delivers very well. So much so that Colin Trevorrow will be handling the 9th installment of the Star Wars saga.
The film hits all the right notes, including some wonderful Easter eggs and nods to the original film, showing that it was made for the adults and not just for their children who are experiencing the dino mayhem for the first time.
A pure Saturday night popcorn extravaganza, Jurassic World is textbook summer tent pole abandon. Strap in, grab your 3D glasses and smile. You're in for a colossal experience.