Jurassic Park is now iconic. One of the very first examples of modern CGI, the film and its two follow ups amazed both young and old with bringing to life dinosaurs to the big screen in a way never seen before. But the two books in the series written by Michael Crichton were the start of it all and not only did they bring us dinosaurs, they brought us the technology on how it was all possible. Now twenty-five years since the publication of the book, the latest film in the franchise, Jurassic World, is upon us.
One thing everyone had wanted to see within the series is the working theme park with live and active dinosaurs. Jurassic World, now years later since the original tragedy that occurred in the first film, is just that. A theme park and zoo combined, Jurassic World brings the experience of another time right to the feet of its patrons. But with modern technology, genetically enhanced dinosaurs are being made and unfortunately for everyone involved, playing God just may be a bit too dangerous.
Starring Chris Pratt in a role that has made him a star, and Bryce Dallas Howard in a part that may finally be the breakout role that everyone has been waiting for, the film has become the largest grossing opening weekend film world wide ever. With its favorable reviews and audiences raving over the movie, Jurassic World has become an instant sensation and most likely the biggest film of the year. Hear your co-hosts with special guest author Kristi Petersen Schoonover discuss this summer blockbuster.