Why I’m Excited For Jurassic World
I’ve been a fan of Jurassic Park ever since seeing the first film back when I was a young child, and developing my love for dinosaurs. I always thought it was incredible and also a terrifying journey and have watched the first film/read the first book numerous times as not only is it my favorite film of all time, but also my favorite novel.
It told a very unique, and captivating story. What if dinosaurs were around the same time as man? What if a group of people cloned dinosaurs and made a theme park? The novel/film told these stories brilliantly and to this day the film still holds the test of time, 20 years later.
There was also a second film made based around the second novel in the series, The Lost World. Sure, the sequel may not have been as good as the previous film in the series but it took us on an even more terrifying journey to a dense jungle setting, and made the Raptors seem like more of a dangerous foe (yes, I’m talking about the tall grass scene). This film also made me terrified when I was younger when the Rex’s are pushing the trailer off the edge of the cliff.
Lots of goodies in this second film, and lots more carnage. Seriously, the tall grass scene was brilliant. And seeing a T-Rex loose in San Diego was pretty sweet. Imagine a bunch of dinosaurs on the mainland attacking our cities? It would be juicy.
Then much to my interest, a third film was spawned even though we had only two novels written before Michael Crichton passed away in 2008 at the age of 66. The third film released in 2001, and to this date is my least favorite of the Jurassic films. The first two films I’ve watched numerous times, probably close to the hundreds, and the third one has been about 5, or 6 times. I just can’t really enjoy it as much as the other two, even though it still captures that JP feel.
I think my main concern for this film was replacing the T-Rex with the Spinosaurus. I understand that freshening things up is always good, but for some reason the new “big-dino” didn’t appeal to me too much, and didn’t seem as memorable as the Rex. However, that bit with the satellite phone was a neat idea. However, I do have to praise the third film quite a bit for one thing in particular. They took the Raptors that were so menacing in the first two films, and made them extremely intelligent, and just more terrifying than they were before. Kudos.
And now, after finally leaving development hell we have confirmation of a fourth installment in the franchise being made, and rumored to hit theaters sometime next year. The fourth film, Jurassic World doesn’t have much information to go on, but has numerous plot-lines rumored to be attached to it. It will also take place 22 years after the first film, and is being directed by Colin Trevorrow with a June 12, 2015 release date.
The most worrying being the “domesticated” dinosaurs who were going to be trained to fight in the military. I actually always thought this was just a rumor, and I believe it was shot down pretty quickly. I think I can speak for everyone that we’re glad this won’t be seeing the light of day. I hope.
Bryce Dallas Howard, and Chris Pratt have been confirmed for the film. Now, this could just be silly “coincidences” but I seem to be leaning towards Bryce playing a a now adult, Lex Murphy or going from the red-hair maybe she’ll be portraying a love-child between Ian Malcolm and Sarah Harding? It could be unique to see what’s revealed over the coming months. I for one would love to see a return of Ian Malcom, but we’ll have to wait and see.