If not for its $1.6 billion in box office takings, Jurassic World can be remembered for 3 things: 1) Bryce Dallas Howard’s ridiculous running around in high heels, 2) its strong sense of nostalgia (that Jurassic Park music, such feels!), and 3) a severe lack of Jeff Goldblum.
Goldblum co-starred in 1993’s Jurassic Park and the 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Dr. Ian Malcolm, a know-it-all mathematician who specializes in a branch of mathematics known as “Chaos Theory.” Goldblum brought a unique quirk and charm to that role, what with his fine-tuned vocal delivery, mannerisms, and that distinct “Hahahrawrrahaha” laugh.The Jurassic Park franchise is always better with a little Golblum in it.
Now, 20 years later, this national treasure is heading back to the franchise that made him famous. (more…)
Director J.A. Boyona has recently released a new photo teasing the upcoming Jurassic World sequel. Boyona is known for his work on A Monster Calls and The Impossible. Not much is known about the sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World, aside from the fact that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will both be returning. Other cast have signed on, but the only other returning cast member will be BD Wong who plays the (seemingly ageless) lab scientist Henry Wu, also appearing in the original Jurassic Park film. (more…)
Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series (that largely ignored the previous two sequels, especially the third), was a smash success at the box office when it was released in June of last year. The movie was able to domestically gross $652,270,625—and even more impressively $1,670,400,637 worldwide. All of this profit was based on a 150 million dollar budget, so yeah. They made money. A lot of money. Not that it was undeserved, because general consensus was that both critics and audience liked it. It’s not surprising, then, that word has gotten out of the inevitable sequel going into pre-production. (more…)
When Jurassic World was released last year, there was a mixture of anticipation along with trepidation, would the movie live up to the original Jurassic Park or be more like Jurassic Park III? This was a franchise that reached legendary status almost instantly after the first film. The original film’s visual effects still stand the test of time, twenty-three years after its original release. By all measures Jurassic Park was a perfect movie, loved by a very wide demographic of people. So there was a lot of pressure on any follow-up to the exceptional standard. Fortunately, Jurassic World was everything fans had hoped for from a sequel/reboot of the franchise. The movie was filled with nostalgia, comedy, action and more deadly dinosaurs than you could shake a stick at. (more…)
Jurassic World 2 has found its director. Colin Trevorrow is stepping away from the director’s chair to Executive Produce, although he will be helping write the script with Derek Connolly. In a tweet today, Trevorrow announced the director taking over for the sequel, JA Bayona (The Impossible). (more…)
If there will be a lingering fallout to the overwhelming success of Jurassic World, it won’t be a coming glut of dinosaur films at the multiplex, but a number of films that aren’t reboots of beloved franchises, but continuations. Jurassic World is an example of nostalgia done right, and if it can work for one Steven Spielberg property, then why can’t it work for another? For a long time now, there’s been significant effort to reboot Gremlins, but now the powers that be are looking at the success of Jurassic World and saying, What might Billy and Gizmo be up to 30 years after the original? (more…)
JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens began being tracked by distributors today, and estimates have it grossing anywhere from $170 million to $300 million in its opening weekend. The current highest December weekend opening belongs to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, coming in at $85 million, meaning that that the highly anticipated Star Wars sequel is expected to double the record. However, that doesn’t come close to the highest grossing weekend of all time, which is Jurassic World with $208.8 million. Of course, that film premiered during the summer blockbuster season, when the empty classrooms generally mean more money in studio pockets. (more…)
After Jurassic World made a staggering 1.6 billion dollars at the Box Office, Universal Studios was quick to order a sequel – set for summer 2018. At the time of that announcement, it really wasn’t much of a surprise; movie makes a tons of cash and the studio wants a second helping – rinse, wash, and repeat kind of thing (except, you know, with Dinos and money). It is now apparent that Universal wants a 3rd helping! Yes, that’s right, there’s is talks of making the Jurassic Series into a trilogy. (more…)
We’re living in what is likely the peak age of reboots, remakes, rehashes, reimaginings, and every other “re” you can think of that would mean original ideas are taking a back seat to bringing old stories back to life. In the ultimate switcheroo, then, it’s always fun to see what movies made today might have been like if they had created “back in the day.” Thanks to one avid YouTuber, we can now get a glimpse at a “retro-ified” version of this year’s top-grossing movie, Jurassic World.
Jurassic World may have earned buttloads of cash at the box office, but there’s still plenty of fertile ground for this Honest Trailer Treatment. High Heels running lady and even Chris Pratt take a few hits form this one. So grab a beverage, take a look, and let us know which Jurassic World problem bothered you the most? (more…)