I don’t nearly enough watch enough films, as an avid reader books always seem to get in the way but Jurassic World I have been wanting to watch for a while. But to get the full experience we have to go to the beginning.
The first film was released in 1993. Yes you read right. 1993 featuring Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum just to mention a few and it was a huge hit.
In 1997 Jurassic Park: The Lost World was released not as good as the first one but alright, it was a great addition to the first one.
Now we will come to the one that no one ever really mentions Jurassic Park III they didn’t even try with the name. Sigh Which was released 2001 and let’s just face it dinosaurs just weren’t in any longer.
Film wise the boy with the scar, pirates, the girl with her bow and arrow as well as nearly all of Marvel have come and well are still here. A lot of films are built on franchises now. Why? Well it earns the film companies millions and billions and that is a topic for another time.
Then suddenly 2015 there was a release to a revamp and continuation of the Jurassic Park films. Dinosaurs were coming back. Now this could have epically failed. Thankfully it didn’t, oh to true die hard fans find this plot was too far off the original idea but you know what that is brilliant, who wants to watch something similar to what they have already seen but only twenty something years later. I know I don’t.
In 2018 I can say that I have finally managed to watch Jurassic World. I frigging loved it.
I think what made it different was that the story is built on hybrid and spliced DNA for dinosaurs. That it always had to be a bigger and better product to keep the visitors of the park entertained. That we as human beings who are curious have the tendency to mess with mother nature, genetics and DNA. There is a reason that the dinosaurs are extinct and for the moment we are at the top of the food chain.
What also made the film was that it was fast paced and action packed exactly what I love in a movie. The characters were in-depth and well Chris Pratt. I’m new to the wonders of Chris Pratt, the first time I saw him was in The Guardians of the Galaxy as Star Lord and ladies well just look at that face.
Another great addition was the female character of the film is Bryce Dallas Howard, I saw her in The Village which I hated but that could have something to do with M. Night Shyamalan. He is an odd one, his best film? The Sixth Sense, I see dead people. Bryce then starred in Pete’s Dragon which I loved but here? She was good I mean she saved so many people in a white skirt, admittedly it didn’t stay white for long and was running from dinosaurs in kitten heels. Kitten heals. I mean she faced down a T-rex nuff said really peeps!
Off to watch more films.