After twenty years, I was so eager to watch Jurassic World movie. I still remember how excited I was, when I watched it for the first time. As a kid back then, there were times I closed my eyes during the film. It was so beautiful and those effects were truly mesmerizing.
Who would not love to explore the world of dinosaurs? And it was that movie that I came to know about them more.
Speaking of Dinosaurs, here are some facts about them, those who appear in the movie.
The dinosaur safari park, Jurassic World, has been built out of the ruins of the original Jurassic Parkon Isla Nublar. The official plot summary for the film reads as follows :
“22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Patel Corporation. Owen, a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioural research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.”
The main attraction is a new dinosaur called Indominus Rex. “She’s a highly intelligent animal. She’ll kill anything that moves.”
“At first glance, Indominus most closely resembles a T. Rex. But its distinctive head ornamentation and ultra-tough bony osteoderms can be traced from Theropods known as Abeliosaurs. Indominus’ horns have been placed above the eye orbit through genetic material hybridized from Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Gigantosaurus. Fearsome indeed.
“Indominus’ roar is estimated to reach 140-160db—the same as a 747 taking off and landing. And it can reach speeds of 30 mph…while confined to its enclosure. Come experience Indominus Rex for yourself beginning this summer. If you dare.”
Despite the latest research suggested that a number of dinosaurs were feathered, the film will be firmly sticking to the “traditional” scaly look. Paleontologist Darren Naish, from the University of Southampton, called the film’s decision not to have feathers “a disregard for knowledge,” adding, “It helps perpetuate the notion that dinosaurs were all scaly dragons, alien and unlike modern animals.”
The job of director has gone to the relatively unknown Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow only has one feature film to his name, an 2012 indie comedy Safety Not Guaranteed received critical acclaim. He wrote and directed his first short film, Home Base, in 2002, which has received over 20 million hits online.
One of the most spectacular special effects is explained by Colin Trevorrow in Entertainment Weekly: “There’s a ride at the park that allows you to get into a gyroscopic sphere and be out in the wild with dinosaurs and travel beneath them—and that goes horribly wrong. Imagine being inside a sphere and then suddenly it breaks and you’re rolling like a cat with a ball of yarn.”