JURASSIC WORLD Hollywood Premiere Video; Plus The Reviews Are In
By Michelle McCue and Melissa Thompson
On Tuesday evening (June 9), JURASSIC WORLD had it’s big Hollywood Premiere at Hollywood and Highland and TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX.
Hosted by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Hollywood and Highland was transformed into the entrance of Jurassic Park.
Fans caught a glimpse of cast members Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Brian Tee, Andy Buckley, James Dumont, Michael Papajohn; writer/director Colin Trevorrow; writers Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly; producers Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley.
Originally released in 1993, Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK provided moviegoers with a film that connected with global audiences of all ages and has since become an indelible part of their cultural collective memory. Based on Michael Crichton’s blend of science fiction and boundless imagination, the film left audiences breathless and asking the question: “Could this actually happen?”
Jump ahead 22 years to JURASSIC WORLD, a fully operational luxury resort off the coast of Costa Rica where 20,000 guests explore the wonder of Earth’s most magnificent living prehistoric marvels – of every shape and size – and interact up close with them every day.
When the massive and mysterious Indominus rex stages an escape and disappears into the jungle, order turns to mayhem, guests turn into prey and no corner within the world’s greatest theme park is safe anymore.
The first reviews of director Colin Trevorrow’s sci-fi adventure are in and is this film ever fun!
As the world awaits the June 12th opening of the movie where dinosaurs escape into the open, the skies and the water, check out the early reviews.
“The second half of this movie is where Trevorrow cuts loose, and there are some big kicks to be had. There are all sorts of great gags and beats as the dinosaurs rip hell out of this park.” – Drew McWeeny (HitFix)
“Exposition and character-building chitchat are kept at a minimum as we gawk at raptors on the prowl, prehistoric sea monsters breaching out of their water pens to feed on a great white, and our old pal T. rex slugging it out with the new-and-improved I. rex.” – Chris Nashawaty (EW)
“The dinos themselves have rarely looked better than they do under the direction of VFX supervisor Tim Alexander, especially Indominous rex (arguably the movie’s most well-developed female character), and a new underwater beastie who’s like Shamu on steroids.” – Scott Foundas (Variety)
“Even more than its intensely likeable central performances and convincingly solid visual effects, it’s this supple self-reflexiveness that makes Colin Trevorrow’s film a worthy sequel to Spielberg’s industry-changing original.” – Robbie Collin (Telegraph)
Come back on Thursday for fellow geek, Tom Stockman’s, review.
JURASSIC WORLD has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril
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