Best Jurassic Park Movies Ranked: Jurassic Park’s appeal hasn’t waned more than thirty years after Steven Spielberg’s evolutionary adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller novel entered theatres, and six films later.
The movie’s probably due to our natural curiosity about dinosaurs, as well as the impact that the original had on audiences all over the world when it was released in 1993.
The franchise has had its ups and downs – and let’s be honest, the downs have exceeded the ups – but there’s nothing like the promise of a gang of velociraptors chasing down a human to bring people into theatres.
Now, in honor of the release of Jurassic World Dominion, ostensibly the franchise’s final installment (yeah, right), we take a look back at the entire series and ask, “Which dinosaur governs the world?”
This franchise’s most recent – and probably final – installment is also its messiest and least gratifying. It’s an insanely derivative ending to the six-film franchise, packed with uninspired set-pieces and a real lack of love for the dinosaurs who define the series.
A legacy sequel that reunites the cast of the original trilogy with the blander cast of the modern trilogy, it’s an insanely derivative ending to the six-film franchise, packed with uninspired set-pieces and a real lack of love for the dinosaurs who define the series.
Who’d have guessed a movie about a velociraptor bike chase through the streets of Europe would be such a flop? Even the reappearance of Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern does little to enhance what feels like a squandered cast and concept.
This film’s trailer is ten times more entertaining than the finished product (emphasis on “finished”).
What a bizarre film! The truly insane last stretch, which unfolds as a type of haunted house movie, is where it all comes together.
The sequel to Jurassic World, Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction action film (2015). It is the second installment of the Jurassic World trilogy, and the fifth overall installment of the Jurassic Park franchise, directed by J. A. Bayona.
Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World, returned as writers, with Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg, the original director of Jurassic Park 1993, serving as executive producers.
Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from an impending volcanic explosion, only to uncover a mercenary team’s ulterior goals in bringing them to the US mainland.
Toby Jones, Ted Levine, and Rafe Spall join the cast, which includes Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum, who reprise their roles from the previous films in the series.
Jurassic World was met with a lot of anticipation, and it generally delivered on the promise of the beloved franchise’s next chapter.
Yes, there are some logical flaws, and yes, it makes no sense to try to avoid dinosaurs while wearing high heels, but for the most part, Jurassic World finds entertaining ways to spin a familiar premise (even if its characters lack the personality of most of the dinosaurs) and gives us a glimpse of a “working park.”
It also introduces the – later tired – plot concept of “trained velociraptors,” which at the time was undoubtedly fairly amazing.
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction action film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the first installment in the Jurassic World trilogy and the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise.
The film stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Irrfan Khan and is directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver with Derek Connolly and Trevorrow from a story by Jaffa and Silver, and produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley.
Jurassic World takes place 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar, off the coast of Costa Rica. For years, a thriving cloned dinosaur theme park known as Jurassic World has thrived on the island, bringing John Hammond’s goal to life.
When a transgenic dinosaur escapes from its enclosure and goes on a rampage, the park is thrown into disarray, and a plot hatched by the park’s workers adds to the hazards.
Jurassic Park III is a short, smart, and a lot fun film that went unnoticed for decades but finally appears to be getting the attention it deserves. With Alan Grant forced back into the ring at a delightfully swift 87 minutes, there’s clearly something “minor” about the whole affair.
But, for the most part, this is a pleasing success of set-pieces, many of which were rejected in the previous two films.
It’s far preferable to today’s huge, pointlessly intricate cinematic universes, even if it feels a touch throwaway. There’s also a scene featuring a talking velociraptor named “Alan.”
Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science-fiction action film directed by Steven Spielberg. Following The Lost World: Jurassic Park, it is the third installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and the final film in the original Jurassic Park trilogy (1997).
Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, and Michael Jeter feature in the movie. Joe Johnston directed the film, which was written by Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, and Jim Taylor.
It is the first installment in the franchise to be directed by someone other than Steven Spielberg, who served as executive producer. It’s also the only film in the franchise that isn’t based on a novel by Michael Crichton, though it does feature characters and themes from his first novel, Jurassic Park (1990).
The film, like its predecessor, is set on Isla Sorna, a fictional island of cloned dinosaurs off the Pacific coast of Central America.
The plot revolves around a divorced couple (Macy and Leoni) who con paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Neill) into assisting them in the search for their missing kid (Morgan). Laura Dern and Sam Neill reprised their roles from the first Jurassic Park film (1993).