Jurassic World is a summer hit.
Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, opened this past Friday, June 12, and all of its hype has been accompanied with an outstanding performance in the box office. It reached about $204.6 million for its opening weekend, which is the second biggest of all time, after Marvel’s The Avengers in 2012.
The movie sequel has also gotten rave reviews from various sources. Its IMDb page has a user rating of 7.7/10, and Rotten Tomatoes has given it a fresh score of 70 percent out of 100. With words like “visually dazzling” and “popcorn thriller,” it’s no secret that the combination of dinosaurs along with the charming Chris Pratt is a complete hit with audiences and critics alike.
Jurassic World takes place in the same universe as the previous blockbuster hit, Jurassic Park. Fans of the original work will be pleased at how this sequel pays great respect and dedication to its predecessor through setting, theme and of course, the unforgettable music. This story takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, except now the island of Isla Nublar, and displays what the first movie’s John Hammond envisioned: an enormous, fully functioning dinosaur theme park called Jurassic World. However, visitor rates and excitement factors are declining due to dinosaurs quickly becoming old news, and in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created.
So how exactly is this movie different from the first? Well besides the unprecedented dinosaur CGI special effects and a new generation of interesting characters, the plot introduces a whole new species of dinosaur on the playing field: the Indominus Rex. A combination of the terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex along with a slew of other dinosaurs and creatures, this genetically modified, man-made beast was made to be the scariest, most thrilling feature of Jurassic World so far, and it doesn’t disappoint.
If you’re interested in this summer blockbuster like everyone else in the world is, you can check out the official trailer here on YouTube. To see the whole film in all its glory, you can go to your local theater, Bellevue Cinema 4 located at 260 Bellevue Avenue in Montclair. For more theater options, head over to Fandago.com where you can find theaters within a close radius of Montclair along with all their showing times. Theaters such as AMC Dine-In at 459 Prospect Ave., West Orange, and AMC Clifton Commons at 405 Route 3 East, Clifton, have it showing in 3-D as well as normal and at a wide range of times.
Some people fear dinosaurs and some people love them, but one things for sure: they make great entertainment. Go see for yourself with Jurassic World now!