I watched Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World movie at Savoy 3D cinema last Wednesday with my son Abhilash and my wife. Abhilash loves Jurassic Park franchise. He has repeatedly watched all three past installments in DVDs and can identify most of the dinosaur species by name. He loves to groan like Tyrannosaurus Rex and pounce on us. His favorite is deadly Spinosaurus that appeared in Jurassic Park III. He loves to draw all these dinosaur types in his sketch book and whiteboard. He learns their features from the drawings in the inside cover of Michael Crichton’s The Lost World novel.
Jurassic World can be rated as the second best in the franchise only next to Jurassic Park I. To spice things up, they have created an Indominus Rex, a genetically engineered monster dinosaur in Jurassic World. Special effects and 3D effects are excellent. Story line also is creative. It is sad not to see any of the earlier characters except for Dr. Henry Wu, the Chinese American geneticist. It would have been lovely to see at least one of Dr. Allan Grant, Dr. Ian Malcolm or Dr. Ellie Sattler if not the two kids that appeared in the first movie.
I watched Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, the first installment exactly 22 years ago at the Liberty Cinema, Colombo which was renovated to install a new digital sound system, a new technology then just to suit to the new movie’s sound effects. I can remember being in a more than a kilometer long queue in the scorching sun. It was worth the torture.
It was a packed house in Savoy 3D cinema for the 7.00 pm show of Jurassic World last Wednesday and we had to sit in the corner (near exit door) in the first raw which made it difficult to enjoy a decent angle. Almost all the other seats were reserved. If you are going there, please book your seat in advance or go early.
I learnt that the movie was shown in Willmax 3D cinema in Anuradhapura too and a ticket was just 220 LKR. We paid a whopping 700 LKR at Savoy.
Official Trailer of Jurassic World