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A Movie Review

By Ahmed El-Najjar

Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, June 20, 2015

Jurassic World is the Fourth Film of the Jurassic Park science-fiction series, which was released June 12, 2015. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow and produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley. The Main Cast Members are Chris Pratt as Owen, the velociraptor expert and trainer Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the park’s operations manager

The other cast members include Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the older brother of Gray. Another Member is Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the younger brother of Zack. Finally, Katie McGrath as Zara Young, Claire's personal assistant

The movie starts when Claire invites her nephews to Jurassic World in Isla Nublar, Costa Rico. So, they got on a plane and when they arrive there they meet Clair’s assistant Zara. She tells them that their Aunt will meet them later. She shows them to their rooms, to put their luggage there before they get out to the fun.

Meanwhile, Claire is checking to make sure that everything is going well. Then she meets the expert trainer Owen and asks him for his expert advice on the new attraction, “Indominus.”

When he asks her about how long has it been in isolation, she says that it was so since it was created in the lab it’s a hybrid. Then, Owen says that it shouldn’t leave isolation. She replies that they expect him to change it like he did with the velociraptor. He tells her that he doesn’t change them, they control each other because they have social rules they follow. He added that this hybrid may not follow the social rules. So, he suggests to keep it isolated because who knows what it will do if it gets out.

Then Owen asks Claire about how long those claw marks have been there on the wall. She says that she doesn’t know. So, Claire sends the guards to look into the matter. However, Indominus fools them by putting scratches on the wall and it kills them. Then it rams the gate and it gets free.

At this point, Claire calls for containment on that part of the Island, so it doesn’t get any further to the amusement area were all the people are. As the guards are tracking it in the forest they find out that it has taken out its GPS tracker.

Claire asks Owen about how Indominus took out its tracker. He replies that it has remembered where the genetic engineers put it inside her. He suggests that she pulls the men back quickly because they have no idea what they are up against.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the island, everyone is having fun because they have no idea what is going on yet. Claire’s nephews, Zach and Gray, leave her assistant, Zara, to have fun on their own. They get into a sphere-looking moving machine to get a much closer look at the animals.

When they encounter Indominus they see it killing for sport. Then it sees them, cracks the glass of the sphere but it gets its head stuck in the machine. This gives them a little time to run away.

Then, Claire calls her assistant, Zara, and asks her about her nephews. Zara says she has lost them. Then Claire asks Owen for help to find her nephews while the guards are dealing with Indominus.

Claire and Owen start heading to the forest and see what Indominus has done to the other animals, killing them for sport. Then they stop their jeep to find the sphere-looking machine broken into pieces.

Owen and Claire see footprints on the ground and they follow the footprints hoping this will lead them to Zack and Grey. However, they find the bodies of the guards who tried to stop Indominus.

To make a Long story short, the Island was taken over by dinosaurs, which were fleeing from Indominus, who was killed at the end by Owen and the velociraptor he domesticated.

Finally, Owen finds Claire’s nephews and rescues them. Their parents come to take them back home and the Island is closed off. 

All in all, it is an OK movie. The actors are good at their roles and the movie is somewhat enjoyable.

Concerning effects, the director and the technical team did a good job in creating the hybrid dinosaur, Indominus, other dinosaur species, and the several suspense scenes. In particular, I enjoyed the scene when they first showed Indominus and how realistic it looked like. Another enjoyable scene was the Costa Rican Island, how green and vibrant it looked and how that makes you imagine that you were there.

However, this movie is an over kill because they have already killed the idea with Movie Two and Movie Three: (Oh! No! Dinosaurs are out of control! Oh! My God. They’re going to kill us)! Well, what do you expect when you create these dinosaurs? They’re not pets!

The best one in the series was the first because the idea was inventive. Directors and producers should have stopped there but, you know, they can't resist the money lure. 


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