From the moment Ty Simpkins throws open the hotel window shutters and we first see a sweeping aerial view of Jurassic World, with John Williams’ iconic score blaring out triumphantly, you know you’re in good hands with Trevorrow in the proverbial control room.

The characters are not so lucky. As is traditional in this franchise, they must run, scream, and fight their way off Isla Nublar. Again.

Equal parts thrilling, scary, and funny, Jurassic World can feel a little tonally off at times, but it’s damn near as good as the original. They have spared no expense.

Jurassic World possesses what this series has lacked since Jurassic Park: heart. And BD Wong of course. There are some missteps, but rest assured; it’s no JP3.



CAST: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, Irrfan Khan, Judy Greer

DIRECTOR: Colin Trevorrow

WRITERS: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly

SYNOPSIS: Dr Malcolm’s words once again go unheeded: in order to revive dwindling visitor numbers, staff at Jurassic World have created an entirely new dinosaur. Obviously, that plan backfires horribly.