Jurassic World

Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone e

'Jurassic World'
'Jurassic World'

Executive producer Steven Spielberg helmed the first two installments in this gigantic franchise based on Michael Crichton’s books, but for the second time, his hands are off the reins (Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III in 2001), allowing someone else to take a crack at taming the genetically modified beasts at the dino theme park. Indie director Colin Trevorrow caught Spielberg’s attention with his debut feature (2012’s Safety Not Guaranteed) and earned the chance to play in one of the biggest playgrounds of the summer with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio and Omar Sy. Jurassic World would seem to serve as a cautionary tale for corporations seeking to reverse economic downturns with risky ventures. (Opens wide Friday) (PG-13) Not screened in time for review

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