The original “Jurassic Park” film was a massive hit that holds up to this day. Amazingly, the CGI effects that were revolutionary at the time still look very good, while many subsequent films with CGI have aged terribly. Kids always love dinosaurs. Keeping the “Jurassic Park” franchise going seems like a no-brainer.
There were a few “Jurassic Park” sequels that didn’t measure up to the original. Now Universal is trying to reinvigorate the whole thing with a major sequel called “Jurassic World”. It stars Chris Pratt, fresh off of his massively successful starring role in “Guardians of the Galaxy”.
“Jurassic World” has been in development since 2001, a long time even by Hollywood standards. The film had a somewhat tumultuous creative process, with a disagreement between the writers and the studio actually halting production in 2014. The issue has been resolved and the film is set to be released in the summer of 2015.
The story of the movie involves a new dinosaur theme park owned by a massive corporation. Chris Pratt plays a dinosaur researcher. Attendance to the park begins to dwindle which sparks ill-advised stunts to attract more visitors to the park, and before long Chris Pratt is running from dinosaurs.
It’s an interesting idea to say that attendance to a theme park featuring real dinosaurs would dwindle over time. It kind of goes against the wonder of the whole concept, but it is depressingly realistic. I’ll have my Stephen Williams’ Wine in hand and wait to see if “Jurassic World” can recapture the magic of it’s predecessors.