The wait is almost over! With the release of the fourth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise set to hit theatres later this week, it’s only fitting we draw up our list of expectations (*cough* demands) of what we would like to see in the latest adventure on Isla Nublar!
Set twenty two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World follows up on the fully functioning dinosaur theme park, originally envisioned by John Hammond. When visitor rates begins to fall, a dinosaur hybrid dubbed the Indominus Rex (Latin for ‘fierce’ or ‘untameable king’) is created in the hopes of drawing more visitors and more money to the park.
This up and coming blockbuster has been the subject of much debate over the last several months leaving many fans torn on the subject, with the inclusion of myself. After the atrocity that was Jurassic Park III, (nearly too painful to mention) the idea of introducing a CGI heavy dinosaur hybrid into the mix is something that some Jurassic Park fans have yet to be convinced of. In saying that, the trailers have been nothing short of amazing, so it’s only fair that I give the five-year-old in me another chance to re-fall in love with Spielberg’s dino creations. While I am incredibly sceptical as to how this film will unfold on screen, here are the top five things fans would like to see happen in Jurassic World.
1. RETURN OF THE ORIGINAL T-REX
So this is a given. Director Colin Trevorrow has confirmed that the original Tyrannosaurus Rex of Jurassic Park is set to make a reappearance in Jurassic World. Personally, I commend Trevorrow for this, as he is returning the stolen childhood of every devoted Jurassic Park fan. Forget the Spinosaurus, the hero of the first instalment is returning twenty two years older and covered in battle scars! Not only is this a fitting homage to the original, it’s also guaranteed carnage! The film series would be nothing without the iconic T-Rex and this film could potentially be her redemption story. Here’s hoping that our beloved queen of the park delivers a massive can of whoop ass to the Indominus Rex and shows her who’s boss!
2. MORE TRICERATOPS!
Come on! While the moving scene between Dr. Ellie Sadler and the sick triceratops in the original film was enough to melt anyone’s heart, it was too short a screen time for such an iconic animal. Although it’s not a necessity, it would be nice to see some more Triceratops footage! (preferably roaming around…doing triceratops things…) I don’t feel this is a huge ask given they are easily one of the most recognisable dinosaurs of the Cretaceous era. I’m not expecting them to impale misfortunate park visitors, (although that would be awesome) but a couple of minutes of everyone’s favourite three-horn gracing the camera would be enough to satisfy any dino enthusiasts needs. Just saying.
3. CAMEO APPEARANCE OF THE ORIGINAL CAST
A girl can dream…While any chances of this occurring have been dashed, I continue to live in hope that one day Ian Malcolm might once again return through the gates of Jurassic Park, say some cool things and then leave. Not much to ask, right? In fairness to Colin Trevorrow, his decision to omit the original trio of Alan Grant, Ellie Sadler and Ian Malcolm from the script was not unfounded. Their story has been told, let’s leave the poor actors alone…and I respect this decision..sort of. For nostalgic purposes alone I feel a pop-up cameo wouldn’t have gone a miss but that’s just me. It would appear Dr. Henry Wu and the T-Rex are likely the only two originals set to return for the foreseeable future. On the upside Jurassic World does have Chris Pratt, so we can rest assured knowing the welfare of our dinosaur chums is in safe hands.
4. DINOSAURS EATING HUMANS
Not that we haven’t seen this already, but some graphic dinosaur snacking would be great! Particularly with the raptors…they like to play with their food, which is something I think I would like to see. While its inevitable people are going to get eaten in any Jurassic Park instalment, the goriness could be improved upon. Maybe not quite Walking Dead level but definitely somewhere along those lines.
5. NODS TO THE ORIGINAL
If the trailers are anything to go by, the film is full of them. From the two children being attacked in their vehicle to the helicopter shot, the film appears to play homage to the original instalment. While anything I’ve seen so far has been enough to make me tear up (ever so slightly), the incorporation of John William’s original score into the soundtrack by far, has been the most powerful tribute. I for one, am really hoping it plays a predominant part in the make up of the new film.
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Jurassic World will be released in cinemas on June 11th, 2015.