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Jurassic World movie review: Colossal but not emotional enough (see pics)

IANS 12 Jun 2015, 9:32:11 AM IST

Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' hit the marquee in 1993. That was a classic. Ever since, cinema and the universe have come a long way. The sequels that followed were genetically modified versions of the same DNA that includes the 'Jurassic World'.

The premise, the theme and the plot of the tale is nearly the same, nothing much has changed except for the visual presentation and a few sub-plots. The 'Park' has turned into a 'World', and even though the novelty factor of the dinosaurs has lost its charm, this film which has been obviously scaled to epic proportions to appeal to today's audience, is sporadically entertaining.

Film: 'Jurassic World'
Language: English
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, B.D. Wong, Irrfan Khan and Omar Sy
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Rating: ***

Owned by business tycoon Simon Masrani and run by Claire Dearing, The Jurassic World - packed with a variety of real and holographic dinosaurs - is a resort cum amusement park on an island off the coast of Costa Rica. It has been successfully operating for over a decade.

The dip in profits makes Masrani crib. According to Claire, "The Park needs a new attraction to keep the place rolling."

It is about demand and supply, "consumers want them" hence the research and development team, headed by Henry Wu, are constantly modifying the genes of the dinosaurs to churn out new species. The latest attraction to be introduced soon at the park is the "$26 million asset" - the Indominus Rex, a variant of the big Tyrannosaurus Rex, who is bred in isolation.