Jurassic World occupies a strange place in my heart. Yes, of course I want to see more amazing dino-adventures, but the original is now sacred to an entire generation. So far the choice of the largely unknown didn't exactly reassure me and now we've got our first potentially massive spoilers. I've read through them a few times, and I'm still not sure how I feel.
A 'trusted and reliable' source over at Joblo has outlined quite a lengthy overall concept for Jurassic Park 4. Obviously, if you don't want to know what kind of T-Rex-trouble goes down in JP4, I suggest you stop reading now. According to the source, the story breaks down like this:
Jurassic Park 4, set in present day Isla Nublar, is now an actual theme park, as originally intended by John Hammond in the first film. It garners 10 million visitors per year and is completely safe - until it's not. The park itself is described as very Sea World-esque and includes an area called the Isla Nublar Lagoon. That means underwater dino's for the first time. No indication of what kind, but there's concept art showing one of the aquatic dino's, as part of a show, jumping out of the lagoon and eating a strung up great white shark like it was a fish for a dolphin at sea world.
As part of a show, you ask? That's right, folks, this will feature "tamed" dino's. In fact, our source indicated that the usually menacing Velociraptors (which will finally be muzzled, along with the T-Rex - until they're not) will actually be used to help fight the threat, which begins in the form of a new dinosaur, not seen in any of the previous films (and not disclosed to us) shows to be much smarter than originally thought and is the main cause of havoc breaking out at the park.
So, to sum it all up, Jurassic Park 4 will take place back on Isla Nublar with a fully operational dinosaur theme park (I'm sure no expense was spared) that's both prosperous and safe, until a new dinosaur figures out a way to wreak havoc, causing the use of the now tamed Velociraptors (and T-Rex? Unclear) as a means to fighting the threat.
Hmmm... A new Jurassic Park? Tamed Velociraptors? A super-intelligent dinosaur? I'm not sure if I'm feeling it. Even if we forget about the controversial idea of tame dinosaurs teaming up with the humans, the mere fact someone reopened Jurassic Park is hard to swallow. I mean, as a direct result of the research carried out for the amusement park, a T-Rex ended up rampaging through a major metropolitan area. I would have thought everyone had just given up on the idea of a dinosaur theme park. The insurance alone must be sky-high.
Then again, I suppose the whole 'finding a new dinosaur filled lost island' had kind of been done to death in Jurassic Park 2 and 3, so returning to the theme park might not be a terrible idea.
I think I'm going to reserve judgment until we get more production information AND an official synopsis.
What do you think? Do you want to return to Isla Nublar, or has this new concept left you feeling a bit underwhelmed? Let us know below.