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Alright readers, big news. Jurassic World released tonight, and the big question of the night was..."Will it be the worst one yet?" The correct answer to that question is "Nope". In fact, I would say it was equal. Yeah that's right...EQUAL! The film is the building block of a new reboot of the franchise. Sure it didn't have the classic characters of the original trilogy, but it still made a mark on the series. With the absent characters of the previous films, we still get the film we want. Dr. Ian Malcolm and Dr. Alan Grant are now one person. Owen Grady, a Navy vet who works with the Raptors in the new park. He is played by Chris Pratt who did a remarkable job. With a returning character Dr. Wu played by B. D. Wong as a not so nice guy still playing God. With a few other new characters, we get a story that hasn't been seen yet. Which makes the film stand out. Speaking of the characters lets dwell into them more shall we?

Owen Grady played by Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady
Chris Pratt as Owen Grady

As stated before, he is a mix of our favorite characters from the other films. Dr. Grant and Dr. Malcolm. He sees the animals as a threat, yet still works with the most dangerous ones. Raptors! He believes no one can control billions of years of genetics and not get bit along the way. He also believes that playing God is wrong just to get people to come to the park. Sound familiar? "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should." I quote Dr. Malcolm from Jurassic Park. I was very impressed with Grady's character in the film, a good addition to the series.

Claire Dearing played by Bryce Dallas Howard

Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing
Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing

Claire is the parks operating manager, she runs the park and sees to how its running and the safety. Yeah, you guessed it. She dropped the ball. Her character is ignorant and selfish. She sees the animals as money makers, not caring about the brains they have and the power they hold. Her character is annoying and yet entertaining at the same time. Her character is like the lawyer from Jurassic Park. You know, who gets eaten by the T-Rex while hiding in the bathroom? Yeah, but her character grows on you.

Vic Hoskins played by Vincent D'Onofrio

Vincent D'Donofrio as Vic Hoskins
Vincent D'Donofrio as Vic Hoskins

Vic Hoskins is the main human villain in the film. He is in charge of a task force that would handle a animal getting out of a area. He is also in charge of security of InGen. He wants to use the Raptors as a weapon in war situations and the other animals if they can be controlled. Pratt's character is against it, this is not the mains story line, but a sub story line. To really make you understand the characters more. Hoskins is a threat to our society. Believing you can control those animals like dogs, is not a good idea.

With the characters out of the way, lets go into how this ties into the other films. This is acting as a direct sequel to Jurassic Park, ignoring the previous two. Its twenty-two years later, and a brand new owner of InGen has opened a new version of the park, but on the same mission as Hammond in Jurassic Park, its for the people. They do talk about Hammond a few times throughout the film and mention what happened in the events of Jurassic Park.

There is one great scene that brings back memories from Jurassic Park. You'll understand it once you watch the film. The film also has a unique way of showing teamwork, again you'll understand it once you watch the film. Lots of great scenes in the film. Very enjoyable movie. I was impressed with the film and how a reboot could be just as good as the original.

Ladies and Gentlemen the park in reopened, they spared no expense.


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