Movie Review: 'Jurassic World' - Irrfan Khan Is Just One of The Brilliant Things
Thursday, June 11, 2015 16:06 IST
By Tushar Jain, Santa Banta News Network
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, B. D. Wong, Irrfan Khan

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Rating: ***1/2

The opening shot of movie may not be the best things you have seen so far this Summer, but thankfully, the movie kicks off tremendously after that. Without much ado, we travel to the infamous Jurassic Park that has been functioning for over 10 years now. The declining visitor rates along with the need of new attractions put the financial heads behind the mark in a tussle which leads to the creation of the antagonist, the highly intelligent hybrid.

The trailers of this movie were convincing. With a cast comprising of Chris Pratt, who almost ruled the screen last year with Guardians of the Galaxy, we see Irrfan Khan, playing Masrani, the owner of this family themed park. Bryce Dallas Howard, who is fondly remembered for playing Gwen Stacy in Spiderman-3 plays an integral role. Packed with a strong supporting cast, the movie delivers on almost all fronts.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, who also has a cameo, the movie revolves around a plot where an experiment goes rogue. Thankfully, for the audience, the movie is just not about a rogue dinosaur alone but about the park. We see Chris Pratt as Owen, and his bond with the animals. Even though all of it is understandably CGI, the scenes never pass off as mere graphic illusion, but seem real, and this is where Jurassic World triumphs.


The story is kept simple, without adding too many subplots. The only ones there are mix easily with the pace of the movie. The park is big, better, and brilliant. Housing over 20,000 guests, the park now contains added attractions in the form of large under-water dinosaur, which we don't get to see much, Darn! There is also a bird house which goes rogue later in the movie, playing nicely into the climax.

Fans of the Jurassic Park trilogy are sure to be amazed with plenty of tributes and Easter Eggs thrown in to commemorate the previous franchise. However, if you are the kid from this century, there is still enough for you to enjoy in this movie. Unlike most dinosaur movies these days, *cough cough Godzilla*, Jurassic World is firmly supported by intelligent screenplay and direction.

Chris Pratt as Owen is pretty...'badass'. Intense for most of the movie, he plays his part well. Bryce Dallas Howard gets maximum screen time and makes the most of it. Indian audiences are in for a pleasant surprise as Irrfan Khan too has a meaty role in this one. Not just meaty but even meaningful, unlike what Bollywood actors are usually treated to. Seems like Irrfan has indeed carved a permanent place for himself in Hollywood.

The Humor in this movie is pretty classy. Dialogue writing is crisp and not overdone. The 3D effects play out well, and are really not scary, Phew! Running for a little over 2 hours, this movie does far many more right things than wrong.

If you are looking for special effects and an effective script, go in for this one. You won't be disappointed.
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