By Raphaela Carvalho
This fiftth version of the saga rose to new heights in chaos. Obviously there is no reason to continue the saga of genetically engineered dinosaurs, except that people keep flocking to the theater to see the same basic plot. If it ain’t broke, why tinker with the 1.6 billion dollars the franchise has generated?
When the first “Jurassic Park” movie (based on a novel by Michael Crichton) opened in 1993, it was both a parable and an example of extravagant human ambition. One well-intentioned, misguided visionary (Richard Attenborough) used genetic engineering to revive a long-extinct species. Another (Steven Spielberg) used special effects to the same end. The results were a little ridiculous, but also scary, thrilling and intermittently thought-provoking.
To give you a quick primer on the saga, the “Dinosaur Protection Group” is lobbying for the safety of the dinos left on Isla Nublar. A volcano is about to erupt on the island. Some of these dinos have to be saved for posterity. You can guess how humans going back to “negotiate” with the dinosaurs works out. Yep, spoiler alert, not well. The only nice dino is “Blue”, who is able to communicate with her handler (Chris Pratt). He plays Owen Grady, the protagonist in this version. Do not fret—Jeff Goldblum shows up in the movie as well.
Should you want to entertain your kids and get them out of the house this is a great outlet. It is way too hot and humid to go to the park. For your sanity, this could be a good option to keep them occupied for an afternoon.