Jurassic World: Breaks Marvel’s Opening Week Record at the Box Office, References Made To Jurassic Park, And More

Jurassic World by Colin Trevorrow, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt and Irfan Khan managed to set a new opening box office record, collecting a huge $207.4 million. However, the movie seems to have been a let-down. Fans really expected to know about the different kinds of raptors and the world around them, when this dino-centric movie hit bit screens after a long period of 22 years.

Sadly, the film seems to be revolving around the new hybrid dinosaur Indominus Rex and it is much scarier, bigger and louder than the predominant Tyrannosaurus Rex. The movie also focuses on the relationship between animals and human beings along with the impact of technological advancements in humankind.

According to the official website, this film features 18 different dinosaurs: Apatosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Mosasaurus, Stegosaurus, Gallimimus, Pachycephalosaurus, Suchomimus, Baryonyx, Parasaurolophus, Metriacanthosaurus, Pteranodon, Dimorphodon, Microceratus, Velociraptor, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex. However, the audience only gets a glimpse of them.

Besides the hybrid Indominus Rex, the audience was also expecting to witness the two most powerful dinosaurs in the theme park. However, either of them did not have a lot of screen space. Our beloved T-Rex was mostly featured in a fight sequence in the end while Mosasaurus simply had four to five scenes, displaying his immense bulk and power.

After the announcement of the upcoming Jurassic World, there were a lot of speculations gaining momentum on the plot details. In the beginning, there were talks of Indominus Rex and fans started speculating on the ending as well. The ending proved to be predictable as after Jurassic World released, most of the speculations proved to be correct.

Jurassic World is the fourth movie in the series’ long-running franchise but it is still being considered as the direct sequel to 1993’s Jurassic Park. It is a highly faithful sequel with references to the original film.

There are some which are quite obvious and for others you’ll have to think about a bit. At first, there is Mr. DNA! This helpful cartoon character was first shown that John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) displayed to guests in order to inform them about the crazy experiments going on at Jurassic Park.

In the entrance to Jurassic World, he can be seen once again. Claire’s outfit in the movie is a throwback to Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) in Jurassic Park. In one point, she dramatically ties her shirt in a knot. Laura Dern did the same thing in the first movie.