CINEMA REVIEW: Jurassic World (12A)

Jurassic World is out now.
Jurassic World is out now.
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As if bringing dinosaurs back to life wasn’t cool enough, they just had to go and make a genetically-modified hybrid super dinosaur – what could possibly go wrong?

The dinosaurs at Isla Nublar’s Jurassic World theme park, built around the old Jurassic Park site, have been pulling in the crowds for the last 10 years, but the bosses want more.

They’ve had the scientists in the lab cook up a hybrid creature big and bad enough to scare the money right out of the visitors’ pockets.

But you know what they say, be careful what you wish for.

The Indominus Rex is faster, smarter and scarier than they could have ever imagined, and of course, it escapes to wreak havoc on the thousands of visitors on the island.

Some people dismiss films like this, saying they’re too predictable. Of course the dinosaur was going to get out and of course it was going to eat people.

You could waste hours pondering why these scientists would create such an obviously dangerous dinosaur, but the answer is simple – because they wouldn’t have a movie otherwise.

Don’t get so hung up on questions like, ‘would that really happen, though?’ and ‘why don’t they just get the army to blast it with a big missile?’, and just enjoy the terror that the big scary dinosaur creates.

Chris Pratt is at the helm of the movie as Owen, a behavioural scientist renowned for his work with velociraptors.

He’s brave, handsome, rugged and gives a real audience-pleasing performance.

Jurassic World.

Jurassic World.

Girls, if you’re being reluctantly dragged along to see this one by your boyfriend, don’t worry, he’s certainly enough to keep you entertained.

Owen takes on the role of the hero, alongside theme park executive Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), when her nephews Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) go missing in the park.

This creature feature really does have a bit of everything. It’s got the high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat tension, laugh-out-loud funny bits and even the odd sweet ‘ahh’ moment.

The effects are absolutely astonishing. The dinosaurs look very real, even when up-close-and-personal with the actors.

Go and see this film, but whatever you do, don’t ever go to a dinosaur theme park – it never ends well.

The effects in 1993’s Jurassic Park were really cutting edge at the time but the franchise has come a long way since.

The visuals in Jurassic World are stunningly realistic.

Go and see this film, but whatever you do, don’t ever go to a dinosaur theme park – it never ends well.

Jurassic World is out now. See it at Cineworld Boldon. Click here to book tickets.

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