This is the fourth film based on the books by novelist Michael Crichton. It is set twenty-two years after the events of the first film, Jurassic Park, the park is now open under the new title Jurassic World. You would think that the staff at InGen would have stopped trying to play God, but alas, no, that is not the case. For not only are they still cloning dangerous predatory dinosaurs like Velociraptors and T-Rexes, they are gene splicing to create the new more deadly Indominus Rex. Now, there is nothing they can do once it escapes in a park filled with thousands of tourists.
I am a huge Jurassic Park movie fan and have been for many years. Despite The Lost World: Jurassic Park being a rip of a plot written by novelist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (yes, the creator of Sherlock Holmes), I was a fan of the whole trilogy.
Thus, I came to the theater with high expectations and I was not let down. Though it is a similar premise to both the first and third film Jurassic Park III, it was very entertaining, action packed, and full of Dinosaur action. I enjoyed it a great deal. I did have the same thought as my wife, who told me beforehand, “Haven’t these people learned their lesson?”
This did not deter me from the film, however, and I found it enjoyable with a great story, action, special effects, and dialogue. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard stole the film from the other actors. While some of the science and assumptions made are shaky at best, it was still a great thrill ride.
Favorite Quote: I was train in the Navy, not the Navajo.
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Language, action-violence, terror throughout, suggestive themes
- Chris Pratt as Owen Grady
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Vic Hoskins
- Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell
- Omar Sy as Barry
- B. D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu
- Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani
- Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers
- Lauren Lapkus as Vivian
- Brian Tee as Katashi Hamada
- Katie McGrath as Zara
- Judy Greer as Karen Mitchell
- Andy Buckley as Scott Mitchell
- Eric Edelstein as Nick
- Jimmy Fallon as himself
- Jimmy Buffett as himself
- Colin Trevorrow as the voice of Mr. DNA
- Brad Bird makes a cameo as the voice of the park’s monorail announcer