Friday, June 26, 2015

Jurassic World

For years Jurassic Park has been my favorite movie. I do believe I wrote a Movie Monday post about it as well (it may have been my very first one actually). When I heard the rumors about another Jurassic Park movie, I was beyond excited! Time went on and I started seeing tidbits on Facebook about the movie, and even saw their website. Being the JP nerd I am, I loved their interactive website. My favorite part of it was watching the 'live feed' cameras. I'm such a dork. When the previews started popping up, I became even more excited! Especially seeing Chris Pratt. Um, hello, he's hot. I'd only seen him in Guardians of the Galaxy (which I loved), but I knew he was a funny guy. Still, I wasn't sure if the movie would be taking a more comedic turn or what. Needless to say, Chris Pratt, although very funny, did amazing! It was definitely a more serious role, but not hardcore serious (does that make sense?). Lets move on to the dinosaurs featured in this film.

There were the common dinosaurs found in the other Jurassic Park movies, Pteranodon, Triceratops, Galimimus, and Velocoraptors. There were also brand new dinosaurs that we had never seen (at least I had never heard of) before. The first being the Mosasaurus:

This giant lizard like dinosaur is kept in a huge body of water, where visitors get a Sea World experience on steroids. The handlers feed this thing sharks for heavens sake! This animal is huge, and ferocious looking, thats for sure! The Indominus Rex is also a new animal.

This is the brand new, wild card, genetically created creature that the park was getting ready to reveal. This animal is crazy. Definitely not a 'dumb dinosaur'. It not only has the ability to shield itself from infrared detection, it kills for the thrill of it. This dinosaur is what causes the chaos in Jurassic World. Its intense! Next we have four Velociraptors.

Now, Velociraptors have had big parts in previous Jurassic Park Movies (one and two), but none quite like this. Chris Pratt's character is the alpha of the four Raptors pictured above. They are his raptor squad, hehe.
His ability to lead and control (from a distance) becomes a cool twist to these animals roles in the other JP movies.

Now there are a few individual aspects (you might even call them separate story lines) that all mash together once the Indominus Rex brings a reckoning on Jurassic World. One character in particular I want to touch on, is Claire. Claire Dearing is the senior asset manager for Jurassic World. She has a very 'corporate' attitude through the first part of the movie. She calls the animals assets instead of whatever type of dinosaur they are, and she seems to only care, or have the ability to communicate by talking about numbers, statistics, and itineraries. Once the Indominus Rex goes on a killing spree, her whole everything changes. Her nephews (who were supposed to be spending time with her. But she was too busy with work to be with them) were out and about in the park and when it all went down, she was unable to communicate with them and freaked. This was her snap to reality. I'm so happy that she started to understand the scope of what was happening, but my only problem with her in the movie is this:

Do you see her shoes? This woman spent the entire movie, running, jumping, falling and climbing IN HER HEELS! Personally i'd rather run around barefoot before even trotting around in heels. This was the only thing I didn't care for too much. Without giving away anything else, let me just say that I loved this movie. There are a lot of parts of the movie that give you true nostalgia from that first time you saw Jurassic Park. The movie definitely has the same feeling of amazement and wonder that the original had, and I think that it was great. I really want to go see it again! Have you seen Jurassic World yet? What are your thoughts?

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