'Jurassic World' Anticipation

By: Dave Clark

I can remember vividly, seeing the first Jurassic Park film twenty years ago. It was really the first time I saw a film that I had previously read the novel first. I loved Michael Crichton's book and it really got me to read more of his work which in turn, really got me interested in science fiction and in science. The film, however, captured my imagination in a way I wasn't expecting. The way it was shot, the special effects mixed with practical effects and the music made me believe this park could be real. The suspense, the pacing, the acting, the humor, the drama, all of it made for a great film that's stuck with me ever since.

Here we are now about to embark on a new Jurassic adventure. All claims made by the producers and director and actors say this will capture that same feeling as the first film. Taking over in the director's chair is Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) with Steven Spielberg on board as a producer. Taking charge with the score (masterfully done previously by John Williams) is Michael Giacchino (Lost, Star Trek) so I feel like the music is in good hands as well. I'm also hopeful about this cast which is headlined by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Vincent D'Onofrio, BD Wong (reprising his role as Dr. Henry Wu), Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, and Ty Simpkins round out the cast.

The pictures below give us just a little taste of what we can expect, but not much. I'm hoping for a teaser or full blown trailer to be released at SDCC, but even without it I'm ok with waiting...but not too long. I'm really excited to see where they take the franchise forward. I wasn't happy with Jurassic Park 3, and Lost World was ok but not great. Little is known about the plot aside from Isla Nublar being a fully functioning theme park called "Jurassic World" which is shaped in the image of John Hammond's dream. A new company owns the park, Patel Corporation. Pratt's character is a member of the staff, conducting behavioral research on velociraptors.

Watching the original Jurassic Park takes me back to that first time of seeing it and how great it was to see this film. Hearing the sounds of the T-Rex and the Raptors for the first time, the amazement in the eyes of the characters as they saw their first dinosaur. I'm really hoping they capture that feeling again in this new film. Jurassic World is set to release June 12, 2015.

What do you guys think? Are you excited for Jurassic World? How do you feel about this cast and its director? Do you remember the first time you saw Jurassic Park?

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