‘Jurassic World’ Featurette Makes ‘Jurassic Park’ Come True
It’s going to be incredibly difficult not to compare Jurassic World to Jurassic Park, but instead of avoiding those comparisons, director Colin Trevorrow is meeting them head-on. The new featurette draws on nostalgia from the first film, as the cast — along with producers Steven Spielberg and Frank Marshall — ruminate on what made Jurassic Park special, and how it paved the way for the high stakes narrative of Jurassic World.
Jurassic World will never be Jurassic Park, but that’s sort of the point they’re getting at in the new featurette. Where Jurassic Park filled viewers (including cast members like Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard) with awe and inspired precarious wonder, Jurassic World is, as Spielberg notes, as if “Jurassic Park came true.” It’s the dream of the park’s creator and misguided visionary John Hammond, whose Hammond Creation Lab is responsible for the super deadly genetically-modified hybrid, Indominus Rex.
Now fully operational and attracting (presumably) millions of visitors each year, the park still has its sights set on the bottom line, and the creation of Indominus Rex is intended to draw more visitors as the park’s attendance stumbles. But as we learned in Jurassic Park, man shouldn’t toy with nature. You’d think these people would have figured that out by now.