The fourth in the big screen behemoth franchise.
The movie Jurassic World takes place at the site of the original Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, which has been turned into an amusement park, as first envisioned by Richard Attenborough’s John Hammond.
There, Dinosaur trainers run a Sea World type Isla Nublar Lagoon, which include underwater dinosaurs for the first time in the franchise’s history.
Jurassic World also includes a never-before-seen dinosaur that rivals the T-Rex in terror.
The original Jurassic Park was released in theaters during the Summer of 1993 and took in $357 million, (and if adjusted for inflation, and released in 3D, would be over $550 million).
The sequel, The Lost Wold, based on the book of the same name by Michael Crichton, was released in theaters in 1997 and took in $229 million.
Jurassic Park 3 arrived in movie theaters in 2001 and took in $181 million.
Colin Trevorrow, the director of the fourth Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, made his big screen directing debut with the 2012 independent movie Safety Not Guaranteed.
Jurassic World, upon its release, became the highest grossing movie (first weekend) in history, both in America and worldwide, with over $208 million its first three days in theaters.
JURASSIC WORLD Review
By Audrey Shine (Wild About Movies resident critic)
What is it with people’s fascination with colossal bad ass creatures that lived over 150 million years ago? As the fourth movie in this successful franchise, the dinosaurs (and the plots) are beginning to feel familiar. Predictably, all is well until the mad scientists get involved and the military industrial complex rep shows up. Soon the whole park is in deep trouble and our hero, Owen (Chris Pratt) is on point to save the tourists, the help, the dinosaurs – everyone.
Chris Pratt succeeds in this serious hero role – an ex-Navy man training (?) the velociraptors, but then, he and his trainees get drafted for more serious tasks. Bryce Dallas Howard (Claire), as the damsel in distress, takes quite a long time to understand the seriousness of the situation, adding complications to the already dire situation. Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, and BD Wong fill in the storyline, but it’s the dino’s that are the real stars – the CGI is that good. The dinos have their own stories to tell, adding to the adventure.
Jurassic World is a great, fun summer movie, with really, really big teeth.