This movie is set 22 years after the events that happened on Isla Nublar and happened in Jurassic Park. So even if you haven’t seen the original 3 movies (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III) you won’t be missing much for the story. Although if you have seen them, then be prepared for some throwbacks to those films. A few of the throwbacks include a character wearing an original Jurassic Park, the original park doors, Mr. DNA, and many more.
The film is mainly about the newest attraction that is about to open at the fully, functional theme park Jurassic World. This new attraction is a genetically modified dinosaur that is called an Indominus Rex, which is composed of multiple DNA strands including a tree frog, T. Rex, and more. This new dinosaur escapes its containment unit, which it has been in her whole life, and starts to make her way toward the main park.
The casting and acting for this movie is actually pretty good. Of course we know Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy), who a lot of people went to see, charms his way into this series. His character, Owen Grady, was hired on to train velociraptor and eventually helps hunt down the Indominus Rex.
Bryce Dallas Howard (50/50, Spider-Man 3) is the park’s operation manager, Claire Dearing. Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) play her nephews Gray (Ty) and Zach (Nick).
Thanks to the director, Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed, 2012), you feel like you are actually in the park with the dinosaurs. He uses the visuals and sound to make this even more true. Multiple times it sounds like the Indominus Rex and multiple other dinosaurs are breathing right down your neck. There are a few times where the 3D visuals are a bit wonky, but only for a few seconds.
Overall this is a great summer blockbuster and is worth seeing in IMAX 3D or whatever screen (large or small) is near you.