After six films, $5.9 billion at the global box office and 65 million years of gut feeling, the Jurassic Park series is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Few series have had such an impact on pop culture Jurassic Park from cutting-edge visual effects to being the first film to change the course of cinema history by using CGI with mechanics.
What started as a single film based on a book by Michael Crichton has grown into films, shows and even amusement park rides. The sixth and final installment Jurassic World: Dominion brought together the past and present heroes of the series for a penultimate finale that took 29 years to create. However, it is clear that a lot has changed in these years.
6 Welcome to Jurassic Park (1993)
In 1993 dinosaurs ruled the earth and Jurassic Park ruled the box office. Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece grossed nearly $1.1 billion worldwide on a modest budget of $63 million. The brilliant score by John Williams, the incredible visual effects that are second to none and the focus on the human characters of the story created a perfect film.
Jurassic Park was also nominated for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing, and won all three at the 1993 Oscars. Jurassic Park is not only the first blockbuster, but one of the best films of the last thirty years and an excellent start to the series.
5 The Lost World Expands the Universe (1997)
After starting out on Isla Nublar, Spielberg took a new direction for the series with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, when the storyline Dr. Ian Malcolm followed to the second island, Isla Sorna. Jeff Goldblum was a star in the first film, and his return as Malcolm is perhaps the best part of the film, especially considering how his character has changed since the events of Jurassic Park.
The Lost World the trend also began that villains were the focus of films at Ingen or other large corporations. One of the best things about Jurassic Park So John Hammond wasn’t a true villain with bad intentions, but his nephew is none of that and just comes off as a man who wants to get rich.
4 Jurassic Park III is the franchise’s low point (2001)
The most expensive film of the original trilogy, Jurassic Park III is a disappointment compared to the first two installments. At just an hour and 30 minutes, the film feels like a chore to get by with a multitude of annoying secondary characters and subplots.
The CGI and visual effects seem to have taken a step back since 1993, and it also breaks continuity with the introduction of the Spinosaurus, a dinosaur that should definitely have been seen The Lost World. Worst of the entire series, it’s fun to laugh at moments like the infamous “Alan” scene, but doesn’t have much else to offer.
3 Jurassic World brings the series back to basics (2015)
Almost 22 years after the original Jurassic Park, Universal returned to Isla Nublar with a new cast and crew. Colin Trevorrow directed and starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard Jurassic world, which was a return to form for the series. A modern take on what a real dinosaur theme park would look like, and still filled with the classic evil corporation clichés, it’s really the second best movie in the series, but that’s not saying much. Jurassic world is full of nostalgia at every turn and features an absurd scene in which Claire runs away from a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the same Tyrannosaurus Rex that ran at 32 miles per hour in the first film.
2 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s Third Act Can’t Make Up For Its Boring Start (2015)
Similar to The Lost World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom tried to follow the first one Jurassic world how society would react if an island full of dinosaurs was abandoned. In the same way as The Lost Worldwhat begins as an expedition to save the dinosaurs turns sinister when an evil enterprise strikes again, this time with Eli Mills attempting to sell them on the black market.
Director JA Bayona is trying his best and the horror elements in the film’s final act are really great, but it takes too long to get there and it doesn’t really add anything new to a franchise that was running out of steam at the time.
1 Jurassic World: Dominion Rethinks Old Ideas (2022)
see the original Jurassic Park Group back together and interact with the Jurassic world group was a highlight. The dinosaurs with precise feathers were also an excellent detail, but that’s where the praise ends. Jurassic World: Dominion is a film so focused on spectacle and nostalgia that the film’s main antagonist is barely included in the story, and his actual goals and rationale are still unclear.
domination has an interesting concept – dinosaurs really are in the wild and among humans – but that concept is abandoned halfway through the movie for another “island” of dinosaurs and even ends with another fight between Tyrannosaurus Rex and dinosaur antagonists.
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