The Jurassic Park series had a surge of activity after the launch of Jurassic World in 2015, the first new film since the original trilogy ended in 2001. With this classic narrative of mankind’s vanity in the face of the energies of creation and mother nature, Steven Spielberg and his summer blockbuster revolutionized the concept yet again.
This one brought the franchise roaring back to life, grossing a staggering $1.67 billion worldwide. It was visually stunning, packed with visceral dino action fans crave and a fair bit of witty meta-humor. The Jurassic World movies have performed better at the box office than the Jurassic Park trilogy. Why is that? Here’s the reason why:
Visual Effects are well-used in Jurassic World
The franchise is most recognized for its high-quality computer-generated effects, which usually deliver, despite the fact that the sequels’ sets can be a bit disappointing. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, on the other hand, spends a lot of time and effort creating fascinating settings for its action sequences, and it enhances a number of the film’s show-stopping moments.
The Originality makes it great
Jurassic World didn’t shy away from going big or going home. The film recognized that it had a huge duty to a loved brand, and it set out to not just build on the franchise’s basis, but also to take some chances with its source material. Not all of those chances paid off, but by focusing on a narrative involving splicing dino-DNA together to create creatures like the Indominus rex and putting them alongside real-life creatures like the Mosasaurus, it found a good match. It was also unafraid to include humans-bonding dinosaurs like Blue.
The Evolution of the Story in Jurassic World
To some, the storylines for Jurassic World and its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, may not be groundbreaking, but they do advance the Jurassic Park story. There are many more options to enhance the narrative by accomplishing John Hammond’s goal and building the theme park. Now that Isla Nublar has been devastated and Dr. Wu and his experimental dinosaurs have fled, the subsequent films will no longer be solely focused on the theme park premise, and mankind as a whole is now in jeopardy.
Chris Pratts’s Action
Jurassic World is, by all accounts, an action picture that foregoes character development in favor of a fast pace and an adrenaline rush. It doesn’t break stride for a heart-pounding two hours once it gets going. Chris Pratt has established himself as one of mainstream Hollywood’s most popular actors, thanks to his unwavering passion for his roles. Even for a franchise-action movie sequel, Owen Grady isn’t the most identifiable character, but Pratt’s physical devotion to the role sells the comedy and tension of the film in a way that only a few other performers could.
The Gothic Horror Element
In the third act of Fallen Kingdom, director J.A. Bayona uses his gothic horror background to great success, setting the heroes against the film’s big evil monster in a frightening old house. It’s an intriguing location for the franchise, and it lends some much-needed variety to the action as well as some much-needed claustrophobia to the film’s darker aspects.