Jurassic World is the fastest selling movie in the history of movies. It even beat out it’s biggest rival, The Avengers, to take the prize as the fastest selling movie at the box office in the first week in history. How did it do this? By selling over $500 million in tickets, in it’s first weekend open at theaters.
It’s easy to see that this movie franchise still has sway with movie goers and many of them want to know if it’s worth going to see it.
Keep reading this movie review to get a better idea of who will enjoy this movie and if it lives up to the hype.
For those that haven’t seen this movie yet, there are a few things you need to know.
This movie does not pick up right after the previous one. Instead, it picks up almost a decade after the events of those movies.
Somehow the theme park is now open and all the kinks have been ironed out. In fact, it’s a very similar experience to Sea World but with dinosaurs. There are a number of attractions including feeding the non-carnivorous animals, touching and riding baby dinosaurs and seeing the animals up close in a natural setting.
In fact, the park has been open so long that visitor numbers have dropped off. Dinosaurs are no longer unique or special. To attract new visitors, and encourage previous guests to return, a new attraction is needed.
However, instead of creating a new cute and playful dinosaur, the mad scientists create the most efficient killing machine possible. Why would they do this? To create a wow factor and more excitement. Also, to get bigger advertisers to sponsor the park.
There’s another reason which becomes very clear but if I told you about it, it would spoil the film. You have to see it for yourself, but it comes back to humans not knowing when to leave nature alone. We always seem to want to find a commercial use for something, or a weapon for the military.
Of course things go wrong with the new addition to this prehistoric family. When the “asset” escapes, all hell breaks loose on the island.
This gives us an opportunity to see this mega beast up close and personal. She has some amazing abilities and uses them to her advantage.
This is where we really get to know the human characters in this movie.
Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) runs the show and is responsible for the bottom line. She calls in Owen (Chris Pratt) to help her with the beast they have created. When things go wrong, her nephews that are visiting the attraction are lost. Claire and Owen have to find and rescue them.
Add in some man-eating Raptors, a secret military project, a ditzy investor and thousands of paying visitors and you have the makings of an action adventure.
If you enjoyed Jurassic Park. and the sequels. then it’s highly likely you’ll enjoy this one too. It’s exciting and is well paced. The creatures are incredibly detailed and they even kept the original Jurassic Park theme tune and weave it throughout the new movie.
It’s highly likely that this film will become the highest grossing film of all time and has already sold over $1 billion worldwide (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_in_film).
From this movie review, I hope you can see why Jurassic World has proven to be so popular.