ByDan Black, writer at
Dan Black

So, in two weeks, I will be seeing Jurassic World and I think its time to tell the world what's going to make this the best Jurassic Park sequel. Let's start with the Plot Summary.

"Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar, an island located off Central America's Pacific Coast near Costa Rica, now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Global Corporation. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a member of the park's on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on a group of Velociraptors, known as Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo. At the corporation's request, the park's geneticists create a hybrid dinosaur known as Indominus rex (created from the DNA of Giganotosaurus, Rugops, Majungasaurus, and Carnotaurus) to boost visitor attendance. Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the park's operations manager. Her nephews, Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray (Ty Simpkins), are visiting the island when the hybrid escapes and are subsequently caught up in the creature's deadly rampage. Now, it is up to Owen and Jurassic World's security team to contain the hybrid dinosaur before she can cause more damage."

So, Jurassic World is doing something that we've never seen before. They've gone back to the first island, Isla Nublar and they are actually acting as if Site B doesn't exist. Does it? Most likely yes. But most of the expanded material (in the form of games and books) claim that the Costa Rican Government and the U.S. Government had the island bombed, killing everything on that island. There's a lot of mythology in the JP franchise. But we're going to assume that Site B is either blown to hell or just abandoned. Gone but not forgotten. When I first heard this, I was a little displeased. Because that's two films Jurassic World is cutting from the franchise. I was a little mad. But after evaluating the situation, it was the right call. So, only time will tell if Site B is still there.

Another interesting thing that Jurassic World does is it does not include any of the big three from the previous films. No Sam Neill, no Jeff Goldblum, and no Laura Dern. It almost seems like a complete reboot except they do include references to John Hammond (Sir Richard Attenborough who passed away in late August) and it includes Dr. Henry Wu (B.D. Wong) who we haven't seen since the first film. Instead we're getting Chris Pratt who will hopefully sell this film after his recent successful films like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Lego Movie. I believe he'll put a lot of fans in those seats. Bryce Dallas Howard is also in the film and will do a great job, but not a lot of people know who she is to be honest (she's Gwen Stacy in Spiderman 3...that doesn't really help her case) . And lastly there's Vincent D'onfrino who, after his recent popularity in Marvel's Daredevil as Kingpin, has become a face a lot of people will be looking forward to seeing. Also Ty Simpkins will be in this film and, after his face appearing in Iron Man 3, Insidious, and Insidious Chapter 2, he's a welcomed site to Jurassic World.

Next, let's talk dinosaurs. We've got raptors, T-Rex, Pteranodons, Triceratops, Gallimimus, and Stegosaurus to name a few of the returning dinos. But we have a plethora of new dinosaurs never seen in Jurassic Park films like Apatosaurus, Baryonyx, Suchiomimus, Dimorphodon, Metriacanthosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Microceratus, and the Mosasaurus! Not to mention a brand new dinosaur named Indominus Rex. Now, there's also rumors that in an area known as the Restricted Zone where the old park ruins remain we could find some other dinos like Dilophosaurus and Brachiosaurus not to mention the other raptors from the old park. Also, some people say that we could see Plesiosaurs in Jurassic World too but I think that's a stretch.

Lastly, there's the production team. Steven Spielburg is coming back as executive producer and has nothing but praise for this film saying, "To see Jurassic World come to life is almost like seeing Jurassic Park come true." That's good reassurance right there. We've got Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver who are pretty much famous for reinventing Planet of the Apes with the last two installments Rise and Dawn. We know they're good because James Cameron has them writing Avatar sequels right now. And the director, Colin Trevorrow, who didn't really have much going for him in terms of JP material, (he did a great job with Safety Not Guaranteed) has proven himself with is use of practical effects and building full sets like the Raptor Pen and the Jurassic Park ruins. I believe he knew what he was doing. I have faith in him.

All in all, this film sounds amazing. They've put a lot of resources into making To see Jurassic World come to life is almost like seeing Jurassic Park come true.this film the best it can be and I'm hoping it lives up to expectations. This film looks bigger, badder, and bloodier than all the past films combine. Let's just hope it is what it seems. I'm sure it will be. This is the sequel I've been waiting 14 years for and it's still hard to believe that it's coming out. Regardless, it can't be worse than Jurassic Park III


What do you think? Is Jurassic World going to bring dinosaurs back to theaters or is this franchise extinct?


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