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Summary:  Four years after the destruction of Isla Nublar, dinosaurs now live–and hunt–alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine, once and for all, whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with history’s most fearsome creatures in a new Era.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  9th June 2022 (Australia), 8th June 2022 (Thailand), 10th June 2022 (UK), 10th June 2022 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA, Malta

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Screenwriter: Emily Carmichael, Colin Trevorrow

Cast: Ben Ashenden (Tyler), Mamoudou Athie (Ramsay Cole), Teresa Cendon-Garcia (Farmer Perez), Jasmine Chiu (Gemma Zhao), Glynis Davies (Carolyn O’Hara), Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), Joel Elferink (Jeffrey), Bastian Antonio Fuentes (Ramon Perez), Jeff Goldblum (Ian Malcolm), Scott Haze (Rainn Delacourt), Caleb Hearon (Jeremy Bernier), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire Dearing), Emilie Jumeaux (Rosa Delgado), Dichen Lachman (Soyona Santos), Manuel Mora (Alicia Perez), Sam Neill (Alan Grant), Alexander Owen (Angus Hetbury), Freya Parker (Denise Roberts), Daniella Pineda (Dr. Zia Rodriguez), Mo Brings Plenty (Shep Wauneka), Kristoffer Polaha (Wyatt Huntley), Chris Pratt (Owen Grady), Campbell Scott (Lewis Dodgson), Isabella Sermon (Masie Lockwood/Young Charlotte Lockwood), Varada Sethu (Shira), Ahir Shah (Sundar Kumar), Aisling Sharkey (Madison), Justice Smith (Franklin Webb), Enzo Squillino Jnr. (Wigi), Omar Sy (Barry Sembene), Elva Trill (Adult Charlotte Lockwood), DeWanda Wise (Kayla Watts), BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu)

Running Time: 146 mins

Classification: M (Australia), G (Thailand), 12-A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

OUR JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Jurassic World: Dominion Review:

When you ask a lot of serious movie fans when was the moment that they fell in love with cinema they will tell you it was the moment that the T-Rex appeared in Jurassic Park. For a generation of movie fans that iconic moment changed cinema forever. It was the moment that movies stopped being something that you could watch at home and suddenly blockbusters once again had to be seen on the big screen.

Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park film changed everything when it hit screens in 1993. It not only sparked a new generation of film fans but also taught Hollywood a whole new way to do special effects for those fans. Oh and of course like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles it sparked a wave of merchandise with everything from lunch-boxes to collector’s cards.

The Jurassic franchise has just seen the release of its sixth film with Jurassic World: Dominion and while none of the following five films have ever gone anywhere close to capturing the magic of Jurassic Park the Jurassic World half of the franchise has been pretty damn entertaining. Now to try and inject some of that old school magic back into the franchise director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guranteed) has decided to bring back some of those much loved characters from the first film.

The world we see Jurassic World: Dominion is very different to what has existed previously. The events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has now seen dinosaurs lose right around the world and humanity has had to learn to co-exist with them. For Owen Gardy (Chris Pratt – Guardians Of The Galaxy) that has been pretty easy – he has simply traded his job at Jurassic World into now finding and helping dinosaurs in the wild. Likewise his partner, Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help) has been rescuing dinosaurs that have been mistreated. Meanwhile they also share the responsibility of hiding and protecting their ‘daughter’ Maisie Lockwood (Isabella Sermon – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) from those who want her for scientific purposes.

This crazy new world also sees people such as Lewis Dodgson (Campbell Scott – The Amazing Spider-Man) finding a way to profit financially and that is what brings Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern – Wild) back into the picture. She is convinced that Dodgson’s company have created genetically modified locusts that are destroying the world’s crops and she reunites with Alan Grant (Sam Neil – The Piano) to help her investigate.

However, when they arrive at Dodgson’s new ‘Jurassic’ base they discover that an old friend, Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum – The Fly), is now working for him.

With dinosaurs out and about amongst humanity this should have been the most epic film of this franchise – the mind instantly goes to a T-Rex bringing down the Eiffel Tower or a raptor chasing people through Times Square. But instead Trevorrow and fellow screenwriter Emily Carmichael (Pacific Rim: Uprising) let the film take on a more serious tone – it almost feels like they wanted this film to have a social conscious.

Amongst dinosaur attacks and daring rescue missions the film makes a pretty powerful comment on animal welfare and organisations wanting to use a worldwide emergency as a way to make profit. Those are not what holds this film back from becoming a classic though – no that is down by the fact that too many interesting characters, such as Soyona Santos (Dichen Lachman – The 100) are introduced to the audience hastily and then just disappear. Then there is also the fact that the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World casts are kept apart for far too long and when they are brought together it almost feels clunky.

Mind you there is still a lot to like about this film. Dinosaur fans are going to love the re-emergance of Blue and her new baby Beta (who often steals the show) while there are pretty suspenseful moments of characters having to find unique ways to prevent themselves from becoming dino-lunch. Perhaps the most memorable part of this film though will be the dinosaur battles that certainly don’t disappoint.

Cast wise it feels like everybody just turned up and did their job without doing anything special. It is great to see Laura Dern and Sam Neil back together on the screen and they play their parts well while once again Chris Pratt does his action hero shtick remarkably well.

.Jurassic World: Dominion is an okay film but to be honest it not only doesn’t capture the magic of the original film, it also isn’t even the best film in the Jurassic World trilogy. The more serious tone that the film takes on makes it really only a film for those who are complete Jurassic tragics.

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Jurassic World

Summary: 

Jurassic World sees John Hammond’s dream from Jurassic Park finally come true. Owned by the world’s eighth richest man, Masraini (Irrfan Khan) Jurassic World is a fully functional theme park (that looks alarmingly like Sea World from the air) where people of all ages can come and see all kinds of dinosaurs up close and in more importantly… alive.

The park is kept operational by the hard work of marketing manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Navy man turned dinosaur whisperer Owen (Chris Pratt) who have been able to find a medium that allows the park to be financially stable and also a lot safer for those visiting the Park.

However as is the case with all movies in the Jurassic franchise something has to go wrong. And here in Jurassic World we learn that the park has genetically invented their own new specie of dinosaur by mixing and matching DNA from various other kinds of dinosaur. While Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) sees this creation as a massive step-forward for science and Claire sees it as a great way to attract more sponsorship and people to the Park, only Owen seems to realise the dangerous situation that this has put them in – there is now a genetically modified dinosaur around that nobody has any idea what is capable of. That of course is something that impresses the gruff Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) who plans on turning dinosaurs into weapons for the military, but sadly soon places the lives of all at the park, including Claire’s nephews Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach (Nick Robinson), in real danger.

Year: 2015

Australian Cinema Release Date: 11th June, 2015

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Colin Trevorrow

Screenwriter: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Michael Crichton (characters)

Cast: Andy Buckley (Scott), Tom Bui (Austin), Matthew Burke (Jim Drucker), Heather Ashley Chase (Emily), Vincent D’Onofrio (Hoskins), James DuMont (Hal Osterly), Jimmy Fallon (himself), Judy Greer (Karen), Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire), Bomber Hurley-Smith (O’Hara), Jake Johnson (Lowery), Brent Kappel (Dr. Ryan Crest), Irrfan Khan (Masrani), Christian LaBella (Joey),  Lauren Lapkas (Vivian), Rebecca Maltby (Charlotte), Katie McGrath (Zara), Moses Munoz (Charlie), Chris Pratt (Owen), Emilio Reynoso (Doctor Sanchez), Brandon Richardson (Christopher), Nick Robinson (Zach), Ty Simpkins (Gray), Omar Sy (Barry), Anna Talakkattour (Erica Brand), Brian Tee (Hamada), Colin Trevorrow (Mr. DNA), Yvonne Welch (Gabriella), BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu)

Runtime: 124 mins

Classification: M

 

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David Griffiths:

22 years ago this week we were all walking into cinemas expecting to be wowed by the fact that visionary director Steven Spielberg had brought dinosaurs to life on the screen in a way that nobody would have predicted. Here we are two decades later and once again the expectation of getting to see dinosaurs on the big screen has our cinematic pulses beating in a mammoth way.

The big question you ask yourself when heading into Jurassic World is what can we expect this time around? To be honest this is the fourth installment in a franchise, that let’s be honest peaked with the first film, so we shouldn’t be expecting much, right? Wrong!!! Maybe it is the fact that I’m one of the those people that can spend hours staring at dinosaur bones in a museum and feel like a little kid again but Jurassic World has breathed some life back into this franchise in such a way that I’m now eager to see where they will go next time around.

There are positives and negatives with Jurassic World but first let’s kick off the big plus – the director. Handing Colin Trevorrow the keys to one of the biggest franchises in the world was a massive risk for Steven Spielberg to make. We knew Trevorrow was a great director, that was very, very clear with his feature debut Safety Not Guaranteed, but at the end of the day that was a small indie sci-fi so it was a real unknown how Trevorrow would react working on a film that cost $100s of millions more to make.

The answer to be brutally honest is that Trevorrow is exactly what this franchise needed. Okay so maybe he doesn’t make this film ‘family friendly’ like the ‘political trendys’ would want him to do, but what he does deliver is some truly memorable scenes. The pterodactyl attack on the park visitors is one of the best feathered creature aerial attacks that we have seen since Hitchcock’s iconic The Birds, while Trevorrow will please serious movie fans with some pretty gruesome dinosaur attacks on humans and dinosaurs alike. And while I don’t want to spoil the great finale let’s just say that is a battle scene that will please dinosaur fans and monster movie geeks to the core… suck it up Godzilla you just got owned. Trevorrow takes some massive risks and to his credit they really pay off.

Sadly though there is also a downside to Jurassic World and it lies right at the feet at the screenwriters. Sure this screenplay got the tick of approval from Steven Spielberg but like so many of his recent films Jurassic World falls into the trap of having clichéd characters. Movie lovers see the too-busy-for-children-or-a-partner business woman like Claire in every second film these days, while on the other hand it seems like Owen may have been based on one of Spielberg’s other great creations, Indiana Jones. From his wardrobe down Owen is a screaming Indy clone… not that that is a bad thing because he is still one of the most likable characters in the film.

The other big weakness is the fact that even though Trevorrow sets up pretty early on that he is not afraid to allow his dinosaurs to be a little full-on with their attacks there is a real feel that aside from the clichéd bad guys nobody that the audience really likes amongst the characters are going to meet their deaths today and that sadly takes away from some of the suspense that Trevorrow worked so hard to build up.

Having pointed out those two things though the pluesses of Jurassic World do outweigh the negatives. There are small things all throughout this film that are going to impress fans of this franchise to no end. First of all the filmmakers have chosen to celebrate and pay tribute to the film that kicked this all off rather than ignore it. There is nothing more annoying about a reboot then when you are told as an audience you are supposed to ignore that films have been set in this world before. In Jurassic World you are quickly shown that this isn’th the case here. From a well placed Hammond statue at the park to a employee showing Claire his Jurassic Park T-Shirt he found online and the old park itself playing an important part later on it is easy to see that Jurassic World embraces its predecessor rather than ignoring it.

This might be really film geeky but the other thing that I really enjoyed about Jurassic World was the fact that the film didn’t mind making fun of itself. Lines such as ‘I can’t wait to tell Mum about this’ being responded to with ‘Don’t you DARE tell your Mum about this’ actually make characters like Claire likable, while a character turning to their co-worker for a kiss during a stressed situation only to be told ‘umm…I have a boyfriend’ show that the filmmakers were more than aware that they were making a popcorn action movie and this wink to the audience shows that they were perfectly happy to do that.

While the clichéd characters do make it hard for the actors to really stand out Jurassic World does once again show us what Guardians Of The Galaxy already screamed from the rooftops – Chris Pratt is the your perfect leading man. He can be funny, the ladies seem to like him, he’s blokey enough for guys to love as well and he is a more than capable action hero. At the moment if you want to put bums on seats than Pratt is your go to guy. The people responsible for casting also need to be congratulated for putting ‘serious’ actors into even some of the smaller roles because it is a lot more refreshing to watch talented actors like Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan and Vincent D’Onofrio in roles that many may feel is beneath them than it is to watch blow-ins deliver bad performances. Also Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson also reveal themselves as young stars to watch in the future.

The key to enjoying Jurassic Park is to go into the cinema just expecting your normal popcorn action movie. There is nothing in Jurassic Park that is going to make it one of the best action movies of all time but it is still enjoyable and does more than enough to keep its audience interested one hundred per cent of the time. The nods to Jurassic Park will keep fans of the franchise happy while Trevorrow’s eagerness to bring in some more dinosaur brutality does more than enough to please the monster movie fans out there. Not high art but still the best Jurassic movie since the original.

 

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Jurassic World

If you’re excited about the arrival of Jurassic World in cinemas then you may want to check out this very special Jurassic World extended first look.

Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ty Simpkins. It is set for release on June 11 (Australia and United Kingdom) and June 12 (United States).

You can check out the Jurassic World extended first look below.

 

Dinosaur Island

DINOSAUR ISLAND will be distributed exclusively by Hoyts and will screen nationally from 14 February 2015

DINOSAUR ISLAND was conceived three years ago by Emmy award winning creature effects expert MATT DRUMMOND and is a family film aimed primarily at children aged from 6 to 12 years.

The feature film came about when Australian director, Drummond was living in Vanuatu, where his company, Hive Studios worked on a string of dinosaur documentaries featuring dinosaurs for American cable networks National Geographic, History and Discovery channels.  In Vanuatu, Drummond met legendary Hollywood producer, Paul Mason who encouraged him to make his first movie.

As Drummond explains “My previous experience running a visual effects studio had taught me that every project I do has to be commercially viable, if not, it just wasn’t worth doing because the name of the game is sustainability. I did most of the visual effects myself; I have 20 years’ experience in creature effects” (he won an  Emmy Award last year for Art Direction and Graphic Design for his work on Big History for the History Channel).

The score for DINOSAUR ISLAND was composed by Australian musician, Chris Wright and the title track was recorded by Kate DeArougo (Australian Idol winner).

DINOSAUR ISLAND features two Australian acting newcomers Kate Rasmussen (Kate Thompson) and Darius Williams (Lucas Winton).

DINOSAUR ISLAND is garnering international attention from both the scientific and entertainment community with Drummond’s controversial choice to portray some of the dinosaurs as feathered, notably the Tyrannosaurus.

According to Science, “The most recent discovery of fossilized feathers on a newly identified dinosaur far removed from the bird lineage means that feathers likely were more widespread than previously thought in the dinosaur world.” These latest findings add further weight to the feathered versus non-feathered debate and could change the way scientists’ and film audiences view dinosaurs.

Fans of the film love what has been dubbed as the “fluffy t-rex.” with many referring to Director, Colin Trevorrow’s decision not to include feathered dinosaurs in the upcoming feature Jurassic World.  Noted geophysicist and science journalist, Mika Mckinnon writes that she is, “delighted that the first Dinosaur Island trailer features a fantastically fluffy T-Rex.”

In response to the renewed debate, Director Matt Drummond states, “Our Tyrannosaur is more about character…Having worked with Jack Horner, Luis Chiappe and a range of paleontologists on all sorts of documentaries and exhibits, one thing is irrefutable… none agrees with the other. It’s an ever evolving science and new discoveries trump old theories almost weekly. Hopefully what we have created sparks the imagination and provides some great entertainment.”

Arclight Films acquired the international sales rights to the film at the Cannes Film Festival and it has since been one of their best-selling films. It has been acquired internationally in over 50 countries for both theatrical/DVD/VOD and network commitments. Notably, Millennium Films have recently acquired the film rights for North American release in 2015.

Pinnacle Entertainment has acquired the rights for DVD/Network and VOD platforms in Australia for release on April 1.