Jurassic World – IMAX Featurette

jurassic-worldJurassic World is out in cinemas from today and takes place 22 years after the events of the original Jurassic Park, where Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond.

The film also stars Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt along with Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Vincent D’Onofrio and Omar Sy.

And now, an IMAX featurette has been released, bigging up the fact that this is going to be the best way of watching the film. I’ll being going to see it on Monday at the Odeon in Manchester Printworks, which is the second largest IMAX screen in Europe – just slightly out-done by the BFI in London, and while I’m looking forward to the big-screen experience, I know it’ll have a long way to go to match, or even beat, the original Jurassic Park.

If I had a slight beef with this featurette, it’s that director Colin Trevorrow talks about it filling the digital IMAX ratio. Well, not quite. Digital IMAX is around 1.90:1 and Jurassic World is shot in 2.00:1. I thought that the regular cinema ratio would therefore be in 2.35:1, but it seems that odd ratios are becoming a ‘thing’ as Tomorrowland was around 2.00:1 throughout and this ended up not quite working on a regular cinema screen for reasons I described in my review.

As I stated, digital IMAX films can be shot at a ratio opened up to a maximum of 1.90:1. IMAX shot on 70mm film can open up to 1.44:1 (a la Interstellar), and since the film stock is depleting, Laser IMAX is coming, which may also allow that ratio.

Jurassic World is out now, and press reviews were embargoed so they couldn’t go out before the day of release, so what did the studio have to hide? I’m looking forward to reading what Mark Kermode (BBC), Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian) and Anna Smith (Metro) have to say about it, and I shall be posting my review as soon as I’ve seen it.

Check out new trailer below and see the full poster by clicking on the image above: