It's action packed, dinosaur heavy and truly exhilarating! In the much anticipated Jurassic World, twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. Visitors at the Jurassic World theme park make a run for their lives when the genetically engineered Indominus Rex and other dinosaurs go on a rampage and it's all up to Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard to save the day!
The film is written and directed by Colin Trevorrow who was hand picked by Executive Producer Steven Spielberg himself. Previously known only for the 2012 time-travel indie film, Safety Not Guaranteed, the 38-year-old Trevorrow impressed Spielberg enough to hand over the Jurassic reigns. According to Trevorrow, the Jurassic franchise is where his executive producer’s heart lies. “He obviously cares about all of his films, and I know Indiana Jones is important. But Indiana Jones was also George Lucas. That was his character. This was [Spielberg’s] franchise and it is very personal to him. He loves dinosaurs!”
Also on board is Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) who plays Owen Grady, a raptor-trainer/park ranger who has the ability to soothe these wild beasts. Compared to Sam Neill’s palaeontologist and Jeff Goldblum’s chaos theorist from the original Jurassic Park, he’s cut from a much more heroic cloth. Bryce Dallas Howard plays Claire, the Park Administrator whose job it is to make sure that everything runs smoothly. She has quite the task ahead of her when dinosaur chaos ensues and the park visitors are in danger. As if she doesn't have enough to worry about, her two nephews are running around in the park (Ty SImpkins and Nick Robinson) so she’s just a bit more frazzled knowing her top priority is getting them to safety (all while wearing high heels!)
One of my favorite scenes is when the boys get to ride in a Gyrosphere amidst roaming dinosaurs in the park. Mark my words, I’m fairly certain Universal Studios is thinking up some way to turn this into their next theme park ride.
I spoke with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson and director Colin Trevorrow at the Universal Studios Backstage lot about working on this movie and the excitement they felt the very first time they saw the original film, Jurassic Park. Please click the link below and enjoy!
Jurassic Park opens in theatres June 12th.