Apparently, no one wants to open opposite what’s sure to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. “Jurassic World,” the newest film in the dinosaur franchise, is set 22 years after the events of the original “Jurassic Park,” which, in fact, opened in theaters 22 years ago this month.
Movies opening in limited release include “Madame Bovary,” “Set Fire to the Stars,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” and “Vendetta,” Let’s take a closer look at “Jurassic World.”
PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril | In Theaters 6/12 (3D/2D/IMAX) | Ok for Kids 13+ | Universal | Reel Preview: 5 of 5 Reels.
The park is open! The “Jurassic World” park, that is. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series.
Set 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park,” Colin Trevorrow directs this sci-fi terror adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Isla Nublar, an island located off Central America’s Pacific Coast near Costa Rica, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. The new park is owned by the Masrani Global Corporation (and you just KNOW they’re always looking at the bottom line).
Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a member of the park’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on a group of Velociraptors known as Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. At the corporation’s request, the park’s geneticists create a genetically modified hybrid mutant dinosaur, known as Indominus Rex, to boost visitor attendance. Never mind that the creature cannibalized its own sibling.
Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park’s operations manager, and her nephews, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins), are visiting the island when the hybrid escapes and are subsequently caught up in its deadly rampage. Who will survive?!
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
Jane Boursaw is a well-known film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Images in this feature used courtesy of the studios and distributors.