Movie Mondays: Jurassic World

Monday 22 June 2015

I was lucky enough to be able to go and see Jurassic World last Wednesday with Tim, and ever since seeing it I've been nostalgic for all the Jurassic Park movies. I grew up watching the Jurassic Park series, and it seems to be shown on TV almost every holiday so whenever it is on, you can guarantee I'm watching it. I don't know what it is about these films, but they make me feel like a kid again, I get excited by seeing the dinosaurs, but also terrified at the same time. In fact I still have reoccurring nightmares every time I watch one of them, and yet I still love them.

As soon as I saw the Jurassic World Trailer last year I believe, I was desperate to watch it. I'm a fan of Chris Pratt, and all things dinosaur, so putting the two together was always going to be a huge thumbs up from me! So I thought for this movie Monday I would share things that I loved about the new movie, whilst trying not to spoil it for all of you!

  1. Chris Pratt's relationship with the Raptors: The velociraptors and probably some of the most terrifying dinosaurs to me personally, so the fact that they gave them a new dimension was really exciting to me. I loved the idea that a person could bond with these creatures that fundamentally live to hunt. Best of all I loved the fact that Chris' character didn't abuse that relationship, despite sponsors trying to push him to, he really cared about the relationship he had with them. There's a scene, that's also in the trailer, where a 'keeper' falls into the enclosure with the raptors, and Chris' character rushes in and stops them from hunting him. To me that is one of the most powerful scenes in the entire movie.
  2. Everyone Underestimating the Indominus Rex: Of course for the movie to be in line with the others there has to be a certain degree of everyone underestimating the intelligence and power of the main threat, in this case the Indominus Rex. Although one thing I liked was that Claire (the woman who runs the park), knew all along deep down that the dinosaur was really dangerous, but she was too loyal to making the park work to actually speak up. Ultimately resulting in the park's downfall (that isn't a spoiler right? we all knew it was going to go to S***).
  3. The Oldschool Dino's Save The Day: In the trailer we see that to save the park they decide to use the Raptors to hunt the Indominus. In the first movies the dinosaurs are always simply hunting the humans, so it was a nice change to see them helping to save them instead. Obviously there is still a great deal of human death at the hands of all the meat eating dino's, but what else can we expect from a Jurassic Park Sequel?
  4. The T-Rex is Ultimately Still King: Again I don't want to give anything away, but there is a lovely shot at the end of the movie, which is very reminiscent of the first Jurassic Park. Where the T-Rex screeches, showing that it is ultimately the ruler of the park. I was glad that they put in that little nod to the first movie, and also glad that the T-Rex was respected as the original scary monster.
  5. Comic Relief: One of my favourite actors from the TV Show 'New Girl' Jake Johnson makes an appearance solely to be the comic relief in this movie, and it's brilliant. I don't want to spoil any of his moments for you because they are brilliant, but it was nice to have a supporting character having some light-hearted moments in amongst all the seriousness of the plot.
So there you have it folks, there are just a few of the MANY things I love about this film, and honestly you need to go and see it. If you like the originals then you will be pleased with how this sequel sits in the series!

Let me know if you have seen the movie already and what you thought of it?

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