June 12, 2015 (Theatrical)
Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson
A genetically modified hybrid monster wreaks havoc in a fully-functional dinosaur theme park.
Why You Should Care About Jurassic World
It’s time for some more dinosaurs
You can’t dispute the fact that the original Jurassic Park is a cinematic classic. You just can’t. It’s the perfect adventure film. And if you didn’t like it, then you either (a) hate awesome things or (b) have no pulse. The Lost World wasn’t nearly as good, but it had moments of visceral genius. Jurassic Park III comes in, well, as a distant third, but either way: dinosaurs=awesome. Sometimes you just need a little (gigantic) dinosaur in your life!
New blood for an otherwise aged franchise
Most people will agree that stale ideas were the least of Jurassic Park III‘s worries, but it’s still valid criticism. Joe Johnston didn’t bring anything new to the table, and spent most of the movie blandly riffing on Spielberg without any of that classic Spielberg charm. This isn’t entirely Johnston’s fault–the guy was a protege of the great director, after all. In order for the Jurassic Park franchise to become relevant again, Amblin needed to start fresh with a brand new creative team, so…
They brought on the director of Safety Not Guaranteed
Prior to Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow had exactly one motion picture to his name. This may worry some, but that particular movie happens to be Safety Not Guaranteed, a fantastic (maybe) sci-fi comedy. Is he an obvious choice for the next Jurassic Park film? No, but this simple fact makes everything else that much more interesting.
Jurassic World Theatrical Trailer