Twenty years ago, following the release of the American adaptation of “Godzilla,” few probably would have guessed that we’d be seeing a film like “King of the Monsters” coming out someday.
Coming from someone who loved “Jursasic World,” I have to say, this was a real disappointment.
This entry, bringing the series to a total of five films, begins a few years after the incident that destroyed the “Jurassic World” theme park and left the island as a jungle, home only to dinosaurs. The island’s fate comes back into focus, though, as early in the first act, the audience learns that the long dormant volcano on the island is now active, and when it erupts, it will cause the “re-extinction” of the dinosaurs.
With that in mind, a man in charge of a billion-dollar estate named Eli Mills (Rafe Spall) hires raptor handler Owen (Chris Pratt) and the manager of “Jurassic World” Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to lead a rescue expedition. Upon arriving, though, the protagonists uncover that the mission is more than just providing aid to a species.
The fifth film in the “Jurassic” series is right around the corner, with the follow-up to the 2015 picture set for release this weekend.
While it doesn’t include as many entries as some of the other film series out there, with other franchises having released more than 10, it’s still made some major impacts in the industry. For example, “Jurassic Park” is still regarded as one of the best blockbusters of all time and “Jurassic World” smashed the box office.
With that in mind, I figured I could take a look back at the “Jurassic” films and rank them, even if the list will be fairly predictable. Just a note, the list will be from worst to best.
Bryce Dallas Howard
“Jurassic World” takes place 22 years after the disaster at Jurassic Park on the island Isla Nublar. At this point, the company InGen has successfully reintroduced dinosaurs to a controlled environment and the island has become a fully functioning theme park. The only issue for the staff is a dip in the number of visitors.
To bring in new guests and bump sales, an operation is done to create a new dinosaur attraction by combining multiple bits of DNA. The plan backfires, though, and to help get the situation under control, Claire, the parks’ director played by Bryce Dallas Howard, calls in Owen, a former member of the Navy, played by Chris Pratt, who has trained raptors.