DETROIT (WWJ) – Anyone who saw and enjoyed the original Jurassic Park movie is going to like Jurassic World just as much — and maybe even more!

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the original Jurassic Park, which broke ground when it was released in 1993. Situated on an island in Costa Rica, Jurassic World is a one-of-a-kind luxury resort. Thousands of tourists visit the island daily to get an up-close experience with the dinosaurs living there.

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The resort is owned by billionaire businessman Simon Masrani, who has hired geneticist Dr. Henry Wu to create dinosaurs that will delight the park’s guests and keep them coming back for more. But not even Masrani realizes the true ramifications of his decision.

When Masrani does begin to grow concerned about Wu’s creations, he asks Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) – his resort manager – to investigate. She turns to Owen (Chris Pratt), an ex-military expert in animal behavior.

“It’s not about control,” Owen says. “It’s a relationship.”

Owen warns Claire and Masrani that they are in well over their heads. But by the time management heeds his advice, the dinosaurs are on the run and the people on the island are all fighting for their lives — along with Claire’s two young nephews who have come to visit.

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With the youngsters off exploring the island without their aunt Claire overseeing their every move, there’s no shortage of excitement in Jurassic World. Their adventures — along with Owen, Claire and everyone else on the island fighting for their lives — make for non-stop action and plenty of excitement.

Jurassic World is not a remake of any of the previous Jurassic Park movies, all produced by Steven Spielberg. This movie does a fine job standing on its own and for anyone who hasn’t seen the previous movies just yet, Jurassic World will undoubtedly create a whole new fan base.

Jurassic World is rated PG-13.

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