After a wait of fourteen years since Jurassic Park III, and twenty-two years since the original, the world of Jurassic is finally ready to reclaim its dominance at the box office. Although since the last Jurassic Park film, we’ve had Peter Jackson’s excellent King Kong remake, as well as the Journey/Mysterious Island movies, which featured dinosaurs, this is the first big-budget, full-on dinosaur movie in awhile, and it’s about time. While this new Jurassic World features a newly created dinosaur in Indominus Rex, we’ll also be getting more looks at some previously seen dinosaur favorites such as Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranodon and the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as first time appearances from Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx and our first ever underwater behemoth, Mosasaurus. And, from the trailers and TV spots, it looks like the dangerous and dreaded Velociraptors may be the good guys this time. Although one can presumably never truly trust a Velociraptor.
Here’s a link to the Jurassic World website and the dinosaurs featured in the movie:
We also have a short featurette that features actual paleontologist, Dr, Jack Horner, who has worked on all four Jurassic Park films. Here, he discusses the different dinosaurs in Jurassic World, as well as the science behind creating the new Indominus Rex.
And to tide you over until you see the film, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, and opening June 12 (June 11 evening shows), here’s a look at the final trailer:
Finally, if you want to take your kids to a ‘real-life’ dinosaur park, just minutes from New York City, you can visit Field Station Dinosaurs in Secaucus, NJ, where full scale, animatronic dinosaurs roar amongst the swamps. It’s open on the weekends now, and Tuesdays thru Sundays, starting June 30th.