One of the summer’s biggest blockbusters is coming to the big screen at Edinboro University. Another film in the popular “Jurassic Park” movies, this modern adaptation, “Jurassic World,” brings futuristic action and adventure to your seat.
The film will be playing at Scots Cinema in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Sept. 2-6 — Wednesday and Thursday at 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Movies are free for Edinboro University students with their ID, $1 for non-students and there is 50 cent popcorn.
“Jurassic World” at this time is this summer’s top grossing movie, making $1.6 billion in worldwide box office sales. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” came in next with a total worldwide box office of $1.4 billion worldwide. “Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation” made $442.4 million worldwide and was the reining opening weekend box office champ for 2 weeks until the release of “Straight Outta Compton,” who dominated opening weekend with a little over $60 million.
Chris Pratt stars as Owen, a velociraptor trainer who has mastered training the raptors; notoriously known as the smartest dinosaur species to ever live in the “Jurassic” world. The amusement park is finally up and running, unlike other films in the series, and the park has a modern, futuristic design with fun for all ages, including a dino petting zoo. Inevitably just like all the other “Jurassic Park” movies, something goes wrong. When scientists start tampering with nature, things go bad fast. The movie focuses on genetic engineering, while creating bigger, badder and scarier dinosaurs.
Our younger characters, Gray and Zach, are played by Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson whose Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) runs the park. They are forced to start running for their lives as this new creature begins hunting them and the millions of other tourists on the island. But this new Dino isn’t just out to get humans; he turns on his own kind and starts killing everything in his path. Now Owen has to recruit his raptors to help stop this mad, rampaging dino.
Will the viciousness of this beast scare or attract the raptors and how do the humans plan to stop this out of control monster that was made to be unstoppable?
Next week’s movie will be Pixar’s “Inside Out,” playing Sept. 9-20.
Anna Ashcraft is editor of The Arts for The Spectator.