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Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World 2 and A Look at What Almost Was Jurassic World

Jurassic World is the third highest grossing movie of all time and with any massively successful movie comes talk of a sequel.  Shortly after the film’s release we heard word that Jurassic World 2 was happening and that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard would return for the sequel.  The other day Colin Trevorrow spoke about some of his thoughts about what direction the next film could go in (via Coming Soon). Continue reading Colin Trevorrow Talks Jurassic World 2 and A Look at What Almost Was Jurassic World

Jurassic World Sequel Gets a 2018 Release Date

Jurassic World, the “soft” reboot of the popular Jurassic Park franchise has been a success any way you look at it.  This summer was expected to be dominated by Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was expected to do even bigger numbers than the first film (that was in 3rd place both domestically and in the international box office) since all the Phase 2 movies got a huge financial boost following the Avengers juggernaut.  However, it has been Jurassic World that has taken theaters by storm to the tune of $615 million domestically and $1.5 billion internationally (good for 4th and 3rd so far, but will likely settle for 3rd on both lists).  That’s larger hauls than even the most generous of predictions and proves that the Jurassic Park brand is still alive and kicking. Continue reading Jurassic World Sequel Gets a 2018 Release Date

Movie Review: Jurassic World

What makes a movie resonate with people? If there was an easy answer to that question, some paint-by-numbers formula, than movie-making would be simple and every film out would appeal to everyone. The fact of the matter is even when filmmakers seemingly give the general public everything they want, the movie might not connect with people or could strike different people in vastly different ways. Marking off a checklist of items that should be in a movie and having all the necessary action beats does not automatically make the movie work. A gifted director with the ability to inject heart and emotion into the events on the screen makes a huge difference. That’s what I feel was the difference between Jurassic Park (directed by Spielberg and one of my all-time favorite films) and Jurassic World (directed by Colin Trevorrow). This review might read as though I disliked Jurassic World due to the comparisons to Jurassic Park, far from it. It was a good film and certainly entertaining. However, there were several moments throughout the film that fell just short of its predecessor and left me wanting more. Continue reading Movie Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic World Sets Opening Weekend Box Office Records

Shattering even the most lofty of predictions, Jurassic World broke both domestic and international box office records in their opening weekend.  The previous record holders were 2012’s The Avengers domestically with $201.4 million and 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 with $314.3 million internationally.  Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World edged out both to earn $208.8 million in the US and $315.3 million internationally for a whopping $524.1 million this past weekend.  That is the most any movie has earned in a single weekend and the film now ranks 130th all-time after only 3 days. Continue reading Jurassic World Sets Opening Weekend Box Office Records