How the Jurassic World trilogy failed because of the series

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park is one of the most significant achievements of blockbuster filmmaking ever created and one of the rare classic summer films to be enjoyed to this day. Similar to Jaw, Jurassic Park knew that a mixture of heart, humor, horror and spectacle was essential to create an emotionally impactful adventure with endearing characters. Unfortunately, these lessons weren’t covered in the sequels; while The Lost World: Jurassic Park was still a respectable successor (due in large part to Spielberg’s return to the director’s chair), Jurassic Park III felt like a cheap B-movie. Unfortunately, the latest trilogy, Jurassic worldEven more disappointing was the series, which focuses on new characters Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard).

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The one thing you can’t deny about the fourth, fifth, and sixth entries in the Jurassic Park Franchising is their financial success, as all three installments of the saga grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and topped the list of all-time moneymakers (via Box office mojo). However, considering other creatively bankrupt films like 2019’s The Lion King, Minions, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Fate of the Furious, And Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Even if they have grossed over a billion US dollars, the financial success does not affect the quality of the film. While the franchise’s producer, Frank Marshall, has indicated that future sequels could be on the way, hopefully a seventh installment in the saga would redeem that Jurassic Park franchise after the last three films trampled on its legacy.

Jurassic World botched the nostalgia

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Jurassic world It was promised to be a “legacy sequel,” essentially retelling the same narrative structure as the first film but using it to build a new generation of characters and stories. This model has proven itself on recent films for several franchises Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Creed, Top Gun: Maverick, And Mad Max: Fury Road Utilizing similar spaces, they offer fans the right mix of familiar atmosphere and new elements that make them invest in the future.

unfortunately, Jurassic world is so geared towards evoking nostalgia that it feels like an extended fan video rather than a standalone sequel. nostalgia for Jurassic Park is deserved considering how much the original film impacted a generation of moviegoers, however Jurassic world doesn’t even have the ability to creatively follow the themes of the first film.

The film’s use of nostalgia seems more cynical than anything else; Callbacks to the original are inserted into moments intended to introduce the new characters. It takes a completely different approach to the concept of “legacy sequel” than The Force Awakens, which was released the same year; in the war of stars In the sequel, audiences learn about Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) before beginning to challenge the older cast members, who return to reprise their own.

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Relatively, Jurassic world wastes time with a storyline in which brothers Gray (Ty Simpkins) and Zach Mithcell (Nick Robinson) explore the park while John Williams’ iconic score blares in the background. Jurassic Park only used Williams’ full theme in moments of pure wonder, however Jurassic world It is pleasant to use the brilliant music score for each CGI creature.

However, the biggest problem with Jurassic world are his characters, who don’t evoke even a fraction of the love fans feel for Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern in the 1993 film. Pratt and Howard play caricature action heroes with a romantic relationship that isn’t the least bit believable. Pratt had created a niche with his role as Peter Quill Protector of the Galaxybut his humorous comments just make him obnoxious and mean Jurassic world; Howard is a very talented actress who is stuck playing a character who is constantly making confusing choices. It’s even sadder to see brilliant actors like Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Irfan Khan, Jake Johnson and Judy Greer wasted in pointless supporting roles where they have little to do.

The fallen kingdom became too ridiculous

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Isabella Sermon in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom at least promising when you think about it Jurassic world Director Colin Trevorrow did not return, allowing JA Bayona to take on the same task. While Trevorrow was relatively inexperienced and had directed the charming but overrated Sundance Breakout film safety not guaranteed Bayona was a director who stood the test of time. Bayona’s films The impossible And A monster is calling were both emotionally powerful films about disasters, monsters, collateral damage, and family ties, which are central themes of the film Jurassic Park Franchise. Unfortunately, Trevorrow still wrote the script and dictated the story, and the results are evident. During the shooting Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a bit more advanced, even if it’s a definite step backwards from Bayona’s earlier works, the story is so ridiculous that it’s hard to get into.

The film makes the startling decision early on to massacre the dinosaurs before introducing a random story about the creatures being auctioned off by bidders operating an elite black market. It’s a plot that’s every bit as ridiculous as some of the low-budget movies Jurassic Park Rip off in the 1990s but considering the budget of a true blockbuster sequel. Considering the series has always viewed dinosaurs as animals, their portrayal is in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom feels particularly cruel.

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Dominion didn’t understand the saga

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Jurassic world domination saw Trevorrow return once more and it was clear that he had absolutely no idea what fans liked about the franchise in the first place. While there were at least some great dinosaur fights in the previous two films, domination Most of the story focuses on the human characters embarking on a spy mission to discover locusts and human clones. Pratt and Howard are returning once more, and their chemistry hasn’t improved; It’s quite sad to see Neill, Goldblum and Dern return to play barely fleshed out versions of the original characters.

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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