Jurassic World (movies)
“Jurassic World” is the world’s fourth-highest-grossing film of all time.
Director:- Colin Trevorrow
- Frank Marshall
- Patrick Crowley
- Rick Jaffa
- Amanda Silver
- Chris Pratt
- Bryce Dallas Howard
- Vincent D’Onofrio
- Ty Simpkins
- Nick Robinson
- Omar Sy
- B. D. Wong
- Irrfan Khan
Edited by:- Kevin Stitt
- May 29, 2015 (Le Grand Rex)
- June 12, 2015 (United States)
Country:- United States
- $150 Million (gross)
- $129.3 Million (net)
Box office:- $1.672 Billion
Following the demise of dinosaur-themed Jurassic Park, a new resort called Jurassic World opens in its place on Isla Nublar years later. The Masrani Global Corporation – owner of the genetics company InGen that creates the dinosaurs – has been operating the successful tourist destination for the past ten years. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell visit Jurassic World to spend time with their aunt Claire Dearing, the park’s operations manager. Claire, a busy workaholic, assigns her assistant Zara to be their guide, but the boys evade her and explore the resort on their own.
Owen Grady, a Navy veteran, has been researching the intelligence of the park’s four Velociraptors. InGen security chief Vic Hoskins believes the raptors should be trained for military use despite Owen’s objections. Park owner Simon Masrani has Owen evaluate the paddock of the park’s new hybrid dinosaur, Indominus rex, before the attraction opens. Owen warns Claire about the danger of raising Indominus in isolation, pointing out its lack of socialization with other animals. When the staff learns that the Indominus appears to have escaped its paddock, Owen and two others enter the enclosure. Able to camouflage itself and mask its heat signature, the Indominus suddenly appears and devours Owen’s companions before escaping into the island’s interior. Owen orders the Indominus to be killed, but Masrani instead sends a specialized unit to capture it. When most of the unit is killed, Claire orders the evacuation of the island’s northern sector.
While exploring in a gyrosphere ride, Zach and Gray enter a restricted area. The nearby Indominus attacks and destroys their sphere, but both manage to escape to the ruins of the original Jurassic Park visitor center. They repair an old Jeep Wrangler and drive back to the park resort. While Claire and Owen are searching for the boys, they encounter the Indominus and barely escape themselves. Masrani and two troopers hunt the Indominus by helicopter, but when the Indominus smashes into the park’s aviary to escape gunfire, it releases a flock of pterosaurs that collide with the helicopter, causing it to crash, killing Masrani in the process. The pterosaurs then attack the resort itself; in the chaos, Zara is carried off by pterosaurs before falling into the park’s lagoon and being devoured by the park’s Mosasaurus. Gray and Zach eventually find Owen and Claire at the resort as armed personnel subdue the pterosaurs with tranquilizers.
Assuming command, Hoskins orders that the raptors be used to track the Indominus; Owen is forced to accept Hoskins’ plan and lead the raptors. Upon reaching the Indominus, the dinosaurs begin communicating with one another. Owen realizes that the Indominus includes raptor DNA, and it becomes the raptor pack’s new alpha, taking command away from Owen. Hoskins arranges for chief geneticist Dr. Henry Wu to flee the island by helicopter with dinosaur embryos, in order to protect his research. Owen, Claire, and the boys find Hoskins at the lab packing up more embryos. Hoskins reveals his plan to create miniature versions of the Indominus for use as weapons, but a raptor breaks in and kills him.
Owen reestablishes his bond with the raptors before the Indominus reappears. The raptors attack, but are all seemingly killed. Claire releases the park’s Tyrannosaurus rex and lures it into a battle with the Indominus. The T. rex is overpowered, and is knocked to the ground. Before the Indominus can move in for a killing blow, Blue, the lone surviving raptor, joins the attack, distracting the Indominus long enough for the T. rex to recover. The raptor and T. rex force the overwhelmed Indominus toward the lagoon, destroying part of the fencing. As the Indominus prepares to attack again, the Mosasaurus leaps out of the water and clamps its jaws on the Indominus before dragging it underwater. The T. rex retreats, followed by the raptor, who turns to acknowledge Owen before leaving. Isla Nublar is once again abandoned, and the survivors are evacuated to the mainland. Zach and Gray are reunited with their parents, while the T. rex roars over Isla Nublar.
- Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, a Navy veteran, and a Velociraptor expert and trainer at Jurassic World.
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the Jurassic World operations manager. Aunt to Zach and Gray Mitchell.
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Vic Hoskins, head of InGen’s security operations, who wants to use the raptors and the Indominus rex as military weapons.
- Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the younger brother of Zach.
- Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell, one of Claire’s nephews and the older brother of Gray.
- Omar Sy as Barry, Owen’s assistant who helps care for the raptors.
- B. D. Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, a geneticist who heads the team that created the dinosaurs for Jurassic World. He is revealed to have an alliance with Hoskins. Wong is the only actor in the film to reprise his role from any of the previous movies.
- Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World.
- Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers, an employee in the park’s control room.
- Lauren Lapkus as Vivian, an employee in the park’s control room.
Jurassic World is the first film in the series without the involvement of Stan Winston, who died in 2008. Instead the animatronic dinosaurs were handled by Winston’s former alumni at Legacy Effects, many of whom had worked in the previous three films. Ultimately, Legacy Effects contributed lighting reference models as well as a practically built animatronic Apatosaurus that was used for a sequence filmed in Hawaii. Because of the cost, Crowley was initially hesitant to have an animatronic created for the film, but Trevorrow convinced him that fans of the series would enjoy it. Visual effects supervisor Phil Tippett and Industrial Light and Magic also returned to create CGI dinosaurs.While Tim Alexander served as visual effects supervisor, Jurassic Park supervisor Dennis Muren provided various advice to the ILM crew, such as how to light the dinosaurs.
The film’s T. rex is meant to be the same individual from the first film. Trevorrow said “we took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it’s going to move a little bit differently, but it’ll move differently because it’s older. And we’re giving her some scars and we’re tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of, like, an older Burt Lancaster.” The computer generated dinosaurs were created using performance capture, using human actors to perform the dinosaurs’ movements. Developing the raptors had the collaboration of Image Engine, which finished the scenes using the motion capture information and ILM’s dinosaur models. Legacy Effects also provided one of the full-sized raptor models built for Jurassic Park to the ILM crew as reference. Scroggins Aviation Mockup & Effects was called in to fabricate and build the Blue Eurocopter EC130 T2 airframe body, known as “JW001” in the film, while 32TEN Studios created the automatic Jurassic World gates and various practical effects such as explosions.
The musical score was composed by Michael Giacchino, who had previously scored the video games Warpath: Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Themes from John Williams‘ previous Jurassic Park scores were also incorporated by Giacchino. “It was a really targeted approach, as to where to [include Williams’ themes] and where would make the most sense and where would we most appreciate it, as fans ourselves,” said Giacchino. A soundtrack album was released on June 9, 2015, by Back Lot Music.
Jurassic World grossed $652.3 million in the United States and Canada and $1.018 billion in other countries for a worldwide total of $1.670 billion, against a production budget of $150 million. It set a box office record during its opening weekend, becoming the first film in cinematic history which had generated over $500 million in a single weekend, and was the third-highest-grossing film of all time in both the USA and Canada and the world during its theatrical run. It is the second-highest-grossing among all films released in 2015 and the highest in the Jurassic Park franchise. It is the second film following Furious 7 to pass $1 million in 4DX admissions worldwide. Deadline.com calculated the net profit of the film to be $474.63 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues for the film.
A Twitter post attributed to Trevorrow stated there would be no feathered dinosaurs in the film. While the first Jurassic Park film was lauded by paleontologists for depicting dinosaurs accurately and in line with the science of the time, subsequent discoveries have challenged the view of dinosaurs as slow and giant lizard-like reptiles. Jurassic World has been criticized for purposely ignoring new discoveries and knowledge. Several dinosaur experts are calling the film a “dumb monster movie” for failing to include new discoveries about the creatures, such as some dinosaurs being covered with feathers or proto-feathers, and the way Velociraptors held their front limbs. Since the film’s teaser trailer release, many paleontologists expressed their disappointment on Twitter, Facebook and their own blogs, calling the dinosaurs that were featured a retrograde step from the original Jurassic Park.
In response to these criticisms, Trevorrow said that “the film is scientifically ‘inaccurate’ because it is a science-fiction movie and not a documentary.” Feathered dinosaurs had been planned early in the film’s development. A faux review on the film’s theme park website speculates that the use of amphibian DNA to fill the gaps in the dinosaur DNA (a plot point in the original novel and film) prevented the dinosaurs from growing feathers. In the film, there is a scene in which character Dr. Henry Wu (portrayed by B. D. Wong) informs Simon Masrani (portrayed by Irrfan Khan) that had the scientists not included DNA from various other animals, the dinosaurs “would look very different”. Wu then reminds Masrani that he had asked for “cooler” dinosaurs, rather than ones that would be scientifically accurate.
On the possibility of potential sequels, director Colin Trevorrow said, “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.” In May 2015, Trevorrow confirmed that he would not be returning to direct a sequel. In June 2015, Pratt and Simpkins confirmed that they had signed on for an unspecified number of sequels. In July 2015, Universal Pictures announced that a sequel would be released on June 22, 2018, with Connolly and Trevorrow returning to write the script, and Pratt and Howard reprising their roles. J. A. Bayona will direct the film, which will serve as the middle chapter of a planned Jurassic World trilogy. On February 24, 2017, it was reported that principal photography of Jurassic World 2 had begun.