Yes, it really has been 22 years since Jurassic Park first wowed audiences with its groundbreaking special effects and rampaging dino action. Set in real time – presumably 22 years is enough time for the PR machine to recover from the nightmare of the first time round – the park has had some clever rebranding and Jurassic World is now fully functioning.
After dwindling park attendances, geneticists create a hybrid dinosaur – because playing God went so well for them in the past. Things, of course, don’t go quite to plan and the park – this time full of guests – is thrown into chaos. Step in Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a Velociraptor trainer, to track and contain the dangerous new dino.
Despite a release 10 years later than originally planned and a premise that sounds like Sepp Blatter’s the man in charge, Jurassic World arrives with high hopes. Pratt has been as funny as ever with behind the scenes videos and even pre-apologising on Facebook for any offence he might cause on the press tour.
Directed and co-written by Colin Trevorrow – responsible for the brilliant Safety Not Guaranteed (starring Pratt’s former onscreen wife Aubrey Plaza) – the film has a strong script, which should make up for scientific inaccuracies (PS, dino nerds– it’s a sci-fi film. They don’t need feathers).