Today Jurassic World became available on DVD and Blue-Ray, and I was among the first to buy it! It is the fourth in a series of films that captivated the world.
It all started with Jurassic Park. This 1993 movie was the best of the year by far, receiving over $900 Million. After its 3-D re-release in 2010, it became a billion dollar movie! Jurassic Park was brought to the big screen by its director, Steven Spielberg, but the actual author of the book was Michael Crichton, who laid the foundation for the movie and its sequel, but not for Jurassic World, which was made without the help of a book’s story. Jurassic Park stars Sam Neil as Dr. Allan Grant and Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler. Also starring in this movie is Richard Attenborough as John Hammond.
The movie focuses mainly on Hammond’s grandchildren, Lex and Tim and also on doctors Grant and Sattler, as well as the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Most of the characters in the movie died (like Gennaro, Muldoon, and Arnold), but the kids and the doctors, as well as Hammond himself, survived. A lot of the movie focuses on the T-Rex and velociraptors. Can it get any more scary?
The second film, The Lost World, and the third film, Jurassic Park III, were not as successful as their predecessor. The Lost World received over $600 million, and Jurassic Park III $300 Million. They both focus on island Sorna, a sub-park that was not the original island, but another one used by Hammond, which has no electric fences to keep the dinosaurs out. With as much hair-raising moments as Jurassic Park itself, these two movies focus on both the old cast from the original movie and a new one.
After a long break, Universal Studios came out with the fourth film, Jurassic World. Jurassic World is presently the 3rd largest Box Office Film of all time, with over one and a half billion dollars! This movie is all about the Indomnibus Rex, a dinosaur created from the DNA from a T-Rex, a Velociraptor, a cuttlefish, and many others to make it a more powerful creature than any. With the ability to change color and contact other raptors, this new beast makes Jurassic World a lot more interesting. A new park was created and opened for the world, but it is soon found out that the Rex was much smarter than the other dinosaurs, and escaped its cage. Having been isolated against the wishes of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), the Rex finds itself in the world for the first time, and starts killing things for sport. Masrani, the park’s owner, even dies as a result of the Rex. The park’s security chief, Vic Hoskins, has his own idea to create dinosaurs for military use, but raptors arrive and kill him. At last, the park’s veteran T-Rex is brought out to fight the Indomnibus Rex, and is on the verge of losing when a raptor aids in it pushing the Rex into the water, where another creature finishes it off. The T-Rex then roams the island as the survivors leave once again.
Do you see a trend here? People getting killed and opening up new parks, while a Rex (T-Rex and I-Rex) chases then around. However, Universal Studios has hinted that the fifth Jurassic film will not be just a dinosaur chasing people around an island, and I sure hope so!
I personally do not believe that this world is millions of years old, but it certainty is thrilling to see a movie in which dinosaurs, which can’t be found today except in fossils, come to life once again.