Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, T-rex, Raptors, Introducing Indominus Rex, Guest Appearance by Mosasaurus
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
I have always loved dinosaurs; since I was 6 years old they have been my favorite animals. So when Jurassic Park came out 22 years ago, as a seven year old at that time I was blown away (to this day it still does no matter how many times I watch it), as I grew older I read the novels on which the series was based on and they are one of my favorite books. Jurassic Park 1 was a classic, Jurassic world 2 a disappointment cuz they completely ruined the story of the book (The Lost World is my most fav book) and Jurassic Park 3 was well very weak story wise as it was not based on the books by Michael Crichton. But I still love all those movies as they have my favorite things in it, Dinos.
You can imagine my excitement when I heard the news that Jurassic World is coming out, I was jumping like an over excited Jonah Hill.
15 year wait for the next part finally coming to an end.
So when it got finally released I was counting days when I will watch it. I finally watched it yesterday (got my hands on a good print) my prompt decision to watch it so soon was powered up by the review from a Pakistani friend of mine who lives in Britain.
He said that he disliked the movie as it is Racist towards Pakistanis. I asked how? he said see for yourself. And Yes it contains a line which made him jump out of his seat, it says…
“The Pachys are out of containment!”
This is referred to the Pachycephalosaurus a certain type of humble looking Dinosaur. Now if you are a British Pakistani and you speak with a thick British accent you will hear it as…
“The Paki’s are out of the containment!”
This is because of the British accent (which I love), that’s why David Lloyd
is one of my favorite cricket commentator, just listen to his description of any match when the last overs are on and the finish is nail biting.
British English as being the authentic English has that certain panache same as that of Lakhnavi Urdu (From Lucknow).
In Britain the word “Paki” is the not as equivalent of the “N” word in USA but it’s still considered a Racist Slur in Britain against people of South Asian descent. Pakistani community takes it as an insult as it is said when been looked down upon.
Turns out if you Google it there actually is a Dinosaur from Pakistan named “Pakisaurus Balochistani”. Balouchistan is the biggest (and the least populated) province/state of Pakistan and is also the home of world’s biggest mammal (extinct of course)
Now it was intentional or un intentional I dont know but Hollywood, you made a big blunder this time. When making big Budget movies intended for worldwide audience please take out some cash from the millions of dollars of that movie budget and hire a Linguistic advisor who can read your script so everyone is happy and no one is offended anywhere around the world.
Now as far as the movie goes, I am not disappointed, people are saying that its storyline is weak, they are right, that the actions sequences don’t have that excitement factor of the first one they are also right about that, but hey it still gets the job done (women who wear high heels will love this one, trust me) there are still Dinos in it so I would say just give it a try, do some research and then make your decision, ill just say let it go as forgivness is a virtue.
And Steven Spielberg please man you should have directed this one yourself, instead of just producing it.
I give it 7/10