"Welcome to Jurassic Park!"
Ever since those words were spoken in by John Hammond in 1993, the Jurassic franchise has delivered a unique world of speculative sci-fi to movie viewers.
The latest release in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
, returns us Isla Nubar one more time as, once again, evil forces are trying to use the dinosaurs in ways their creators never intended.
Back again to help bring order to the chaos are Chris Pratt's Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard's Claire. They are joined by a new team of dino-experts and tech wizards on their quest to save the dinosaurs from an active volcano.
It's a lot to take in as the Jurassic franchise moves into its next logical phase. You can only hope to keep those dinosaurs on the island for so long. Once the box is open, well, Pandora, you can't shut it again.
I really enjoyed this movie. It moved the Jurassic World
franchise forward and opened up some exciting new possibilities. Pratt and Howard prove to be an quality on-screen pairing. And who doesn't love Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm?
But, of course, the dinosaurs are always the stars of the show. Old favorites and new threats alike abound in Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
clears the deck of the past and sets the stage for a brave new world for the franchise moving forward.
I, for one, can't wait to see where they go from here.
Of course, no release in this franchise would be complete without a pack of extras. Here's what you get from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:
· The KINGDOM Evolves – Filmmakers discuss how the second chapter in the Jurassic World trilogy pushes the franchise in a new direction.
· Return to Hawaii – Cast and crew discuss shooting the film in Hawaii.
· Island Action – A behind-the-scenes look at the bunker scene and runaway gyrosphere sequence.
· Aboard the Arcadia – Cast and crew discuss working with the animatronic dinosaurs.
· Start the Bidding! – A behind-the-scenes look at the auction scene.
BONUS FEATURES ON DVD, 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DIGITAL:
· On Set with Chris & Bryce – Go behind the scenes with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
· Birth of the Indoraptor – An inside look at the genetically designed monstrosity known as the Indoraptor.
· Death by Dino – Go behind the scenes as the Indoraptor faces off with a key character.
· Monster in a Mansion – Director J.A. Bayona discusses how Jurassic Park and Dracula (1979) influenced his approach to directing the monster in a mansion scene.
· Rooftop Showdown – A look at the terrifying showdown on the rooftop of the Lockwood Mansion.
· Malcolm's Return – Behind the scenes with the one & only Jeff Goldblum.
· VFX Evolved – The team at ILM discuss their cutting-edge approach to creating dinosaurs.
· FALLEN KINGDOM: The Conversation – Filmmakers and cast sit down for a candid and casual conversation about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
· A Song for the KINGDOM – Justice Smith sings for the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
· Chris Pratt's Jurassic Journals
o Vivian Baker, Makeup Artist
o Mary Mastro, Hair Stylist
o Chris Murphy, 1st Assistant Sound
o Dean Bailey, Stunt Edge Car Driver
o Peter Harcourt, Diver
o Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith, Actors
o Jody Wiltshire, Set PA
o Kelly Krieg, Assistant Script Supervisor
o J.A. Bayona, Director
o James Cox, Stunt Performer
o Rachelle Beinart, Stunt Double
o Bryce Dallas Howard interviews Chris Pratt, Actor
· JURASSIC Then and Now - Presented by Barbasol® – Key moments from the Jurassic saga that tie into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is available now wherever and however you take in your video entertainment.