RELIANCE HOME VIDEO (2 disc special edition), Rs 599
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson
Director: Colin Trevorrow
It’s been 22 years since Jurassic Park first came along and since then fans have waited with bated breath for its sequels. The fourth film in the franchise based on Michael Crichton’s novel about scientists who genetically engineer dinosaurs back from extinction, takes on a similar storyline from the first film. Only here the opposite takes place; in the first film, the park was being tested when the animals got loose, whereas Jurassic World features a fully functional dino-land.
The new park situated on an island in Costa Rica is finally open to the public fulfilling John Hammond’s vision, courtesy eccentric billionaire Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan). It comes packaged with everything you’d want to see, a thriving theme park complete with various rides, stores and hotels. Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), who heads the park’s logistics, has to keep innovating to keep the ‘wow’ factor at the park going. She creates the Indominus Rex, a sort of hybrid dinosaur. Around the same time, her sister sends her two teenage kids Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson) for a visit to the park. Busy with her work and her guests, Claire appoints a junior to look after them.
But before they can show off their new surprise to the tourists at the park, they need Owen (Chris Pratt) an ex-Navy veteran now velociraptor trainer/keeper to take a final decision on its preparedness. Things go horribly wrong when Indominus Rex breaks loose and creates a reign of terror jeopardizing the survival of thousands on the island.
To add to the chaos, Gray and Zach are far out into the park and totally unaware of the danger lurking. Claire seeks Owen’s help to fight Rex and rescue her nephews and save everything on the island.
If you are a typical geek and love trying to take a shot at pronouncing these monstrous animals’ tongue-twisting names, this is some great entertainment coming your way. Though the film starts on a slow note, it moves up on the storyline and from then on it’s non-stop attention-grabbing.
Even though we know the dinosaurs are fake, they still manage to give you goosebumps or rather the creeps. The visual effects are top notch, well-animated and packaged with great sound. If you have a surround sound system this should blow your mind a bit.
A few deleted scenes make up Disc 1, while about 45 minutes of bonus material can be viewed on Disc 2, offering fans insights into the making of the film and lots more
Verus Ferreira is a freelance music journalist for over three decades, contributing articles to various newspapers and magazines. He is the author of The Great Music Quiz Book and The Great Rock Music Quiz Book. Besides being a music aficionado, he is also a photo-journalist. He contributes to Musicunplugged.in.