Can Jurassic World Recapture the Dino Magic of the Original?

Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Jurassic Park came out and became a huge box office smash. It was a hell of a game changer for FX, ushering in the age of CGI, and it also took Michael Crichton’s career into the stratosphere as a “mega author.” 

Many of us still have very fond memories of when the movie came out, and we definitely have high hopes for Jurassic World because the previous two sequels weren’t very good. It’s practically impossible to recapture the magic of an original, but Jurassic World sure hopes to try. 

As Giant Freakin Robot and ComingSoon report, the film’s visual consultant, Rick Carter, said, “We’re going to try and visualize where this could go next and make sure it had some of the same –literally the same-DNA of the previous movies. Ed Verreaux is the  production designer on that one…We’ve worked together going all the way back to Back of the Future.” (Carter has also worked on Avatar.) 

Visual continuity is important for sequels. When Halloween II went into development, Universal insisted that the original cinematographer, Dean Cundey, come back to film for the second installment because his camerawork was a crucial component to the original. How much of the Jurassic past can be dragged forth into the future remains to be seen, but we’re curious to find out when Jurassic World comes out on June 12, 2015 in IMAX and 3D.