THE PARK IS OPEN.
Twenty years after the disaster that closed Jurassic Park, a new theme park with dinosaurs is open… but a genetically modified dinosaur figures out a way to escape. The fourth Jurassic Park movie is a jump-start of the franchise that frequently and nostalgically references the original. Not necessarily a good thing, since this one never reaches its heights. Offers solid thrills in 3D throughout, including a final showdown involving several magnificent creatures. As the theme park goes to hell (as expected), we get what we came for… but zero effort has been made to create characters that are more than cardboard stereotypes.
2015-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Colin Trevorrow. Screenplay: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow. Cast: Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Vincent D’Onofrio (Vic Hoskins), Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan… Omar Sy, Judy Greer, Jimmy Fallon. Voice of Brad Bird.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Fallon plays himself in an instruction video. B.D. Wong is the only actor from the original to make an appearance. Followed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).