For a dinosaur-loving 90’s kid, Jurassic Park It was the perfect mix of “wow cool” and “maybe I’ll sleep with the lights on tonight.” Based on the science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, the film series is now divided into two trilogies with the second trilogy coming to an end with the upcoming release of Jurassic World: Dominion.
The movies are the perfect example of “maybe men should stop trying to play God” as someone (or people) still thinks it’s a good idea to play DINOSAURS, of all things. This usually leads to a lot of deaths, a lot of action, and a lot of racing. Here are all the movies, in order, to get us ready for the return of all our favorites from the original movie.
What if a park, but with dinosaurs? Jurassic Park (1993)
Synopsis: In Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour a populated island theme park. by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park’s mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they discover otherwise when several ferocious predators break free and go hunting.
Thoughts: Honestly, this movie has aged like a fine wine. I feel like it has gotten better as I get older. Even if I know the idea of John Hammond is TERRIBLE, I can’t help the childish fascination that sets in when everyone first arrives at Jurassic Park…only to have it melt into bloodcurdling horror and a sigh of relief when everyone definitely they learn the lesson. and never try this shit again. That’s what happens, right?
Did you really go there voluntarily!? The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Synopsis: John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with startling information: while almost everything in his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers had a second site, where other dinosaurs were hiding. . It appears that the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even reproducing, and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond’s financiers can get to them.
Thoughts: Just when Ian Malcolm thought he was out, he was pulled back in (also in a rather underhanded way). Seeing the energy of Jeff Goldblum’s “WTF is WRONG with you people” is what makes this movie for me, followed by the completely insane moment where they decide to, you know, bring a dinosaur into town. Also, a moment of silence for the gas prices in that gif.
The one with Alan’s bad dinosaur dream. Jurassic Park III (2001)
Synopsis: After being persuaded by a wealthy businessman to take an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen’s second site for a failed Jurassic Park experiment, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) learns the real reason for his invitation. A tragic accident leaves the group of seven, and they must try to escape with their lives.
Thoughts: Please, for the love of all that is sacred, RESEARCH where you decide to go parasailing, I PLEASE. Other than that, I don’t remember much about this movie, to be honest, apart from the part where Alan has the nightmare about the dinosaurs on the plane. The trilogy fizzled out a bit with this one.
There are already sponsors for Jurassic Park. jurassic world (2015)
Synopsis: Located off the coast of Costa Rica, the Jurassic World luxury resort provides a habitat for a variety of genetically modified dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the huge creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that sends the other dinos going berserk. Now, it’s up to an ex-military man and animal expert (Chris Pratt) to use his special abilities to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.
Thoughts: A prime example of a movie where I used to go, “no one in their right mind would try this after so many failed attempts”, only to be proven wrong while continuing to see the state of the world. Still, the idea that a corporation thought they had to make “cooler” dinosaurs because kids found them boring is… actually, that’s right too, I can see a corporation doing that. Dammit.
They should have listened to Ian Malcolm. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Synopsis: Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that is about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.
Thoughts: Very similar Jurassic Park III I honestly don’t remember much about this movie. I saw it once and there was a lot of chaos on the screen. However, it sets up a rather daunting premise for Domain where the dinosaurs now roam free. I’m sure that will work very well for us.
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