When audiences first saw the dinosaurs in 1993’s Jurassic Park, they were awestruck. It was a glowing example of the magic that CGI and traditional special effects could weave together under the hands of a competent director. It was another hit by Spielberg that ended up becoming a cultural phenomenon. It doesn’t matter how big of a big film snob you are, or how much you despise Hollywood tentpoles; if you watched the film in the theaters in 1993 and it didn’t bypass the cynical part of your brain and stimulated a childish sense of wonder, then you’re either lying or not human.
The greatest thing about the film is how well its effects, especially the ones at night, hold together even now, in the post-Avatar world. Predictably, Hollywood couldn’t resist the urge to follow up the movie with sub-par sequels. The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 lacked the ingenuity and novelty of the original, and thus the franchise succumbed to the law of diminishing returns.
While Universal had been interested in making a fourth installment since 2001, the movie became stuck in development hell for a decade. Spielberg, who is serving as a producer, was often unhappy with the script during the pre-production, the reason being the lack of balance between the science and fantasy elements of the story. After the death of Michael Crichton, some thought maybe the franchise will be left alone for good, but they underestimated Hollywood’s persistence. The film is now scheduled for a 2015 release, with Colin Trevorrow as the director, who is mostly known for his 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. The film will be shot and released in 3D.
Not much details known yet. Paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as a technical adviser for previous three films, teased a new terrifying dinosaur:
I can’t actually tell you who that will be, But you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.
Who will be this new scary creature? Well, there are many possibilities, so take your pick. There’s the appropriately named Giganotosaurus, the cunning Allosaurus, the tiny Troodon, and then there’s the creepy Jeholopterus.
Jurassic World Release Date
The mammoth creatures will be rampaging in your theaters on June 12, 2015.
Who’s in it?
Bryce Dallas Howard
Jurassic World Pictures
The Good Stuff
Spielberg is producing, and helped shepherd the story.
The Bad Stuff
Spielberg also produced Transformers.
Our Gigantic Prediction
Jurassic World should do fine in the foreign markets, but I’m not sure if it’ll survive the tightly packed 2015 summer among bigger franchise films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Batman vs Superman.