Why You Should Be Excited For Jurassic World
Jurassic Park as a franchise has never really lived up to the expectations set by the first one, but that’s no reason to think that this one can’t give the franchise the much needed life it needs. Much like the first Jurassic Park this foray back to Isla Nublar is as much a sequel as it is a soft reboot. Taking place 22 years after the original, John Hammond’s dream is finally realized in a park that has been in operation for quite some time and I can’t wait to visit. This is after all the first time we have ever gotten to see the park actually open and operating which is truly exciting. Maybe I’m only one of the few that’s pretty excited but there’s a lot more that you should be excited about.
The two trailers that have dropped have given us a decent look at the film, but in a time where leaks and spoilers are the norm I can’t help but get more and more excited. Chris Pratt who’s playing a character named Owen can be seen in the trailers trying to tame raptors and maybe eventually succeeding in that, and riding with the pack to most likely take on the Indominus Rex. Now I get it everyone is thinking those things should really just be ripping his head off, but shouldn’t all the other dangerous animals in the world that people tame and have a unique relationship with? Outlandish yes, however it is something that director Colin Trevorrow has eluded to and I applaud him for taking that chance. It’s also worth mentioning that this is actually something that was played with in Jurassic Park 3. In Jurassic Park 3 nobody was trying to tame anything, however Dr. Grant and his fellow Paleontologist Billy had constructed a device that can be used to communicate with raptors. Speaking of that new Indominus Rex, this had to be the most worrisome part of the new Jurassic Park. After getting a decent glimpse of this hybrid beast all worry should be put to rest. It looks much more like a dinosaur and less like some crazy mutated dinosaur thing that looks over the top, but our favorite dinosaur the T-Rex is nowhere to be seen. Yes that’s true the T-Rex hasn’t made an appearance yet, however the T-Rex may actually make a triumphant return. This will be the same T-rex from the first Jurassic Park that saved everyone from the pack of raptors and was our unexpected hero. The scene from the trailer with Bryce Dallas Howard holding the flare and looking stiff as a rock may be a hint that the T-Rex will come to save the day yet again. Not only should this movie feel refreshingly new in a franchise that already has three movies, but also somewhat similar to the first. Every trailer dropped so far has had multiple call backs to the original, from Bryce Dallas Howard holding the flare, to the newest trailer with our new young versions of Tim and Lex in the gryosphere watching as the Indominus Rex rips the glass off.
Movies nowadays seem to always have the unenviable task of being better than the original. While no sequel will ever be better than the original Jurassic Park, Jurassic World has the makings to live up to the name and the legacy. With the culmination of new and old along with a score from the brilliant Michael Giacchino should make this movie an epic and glorious return to a world we were all fascinated by.