Fact: People can’t get enough of dinosaur movies. Since Jurassic Park was first released way back in 1993, the franchise has rivaled such juggernauts as Star Wars and the various entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in terms of box office success. Why? Because the Jurassic films are pure wish fulfillment. I mean who wouldn’t want to go to a theme park that recreates the jaw dropping wonder of When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth? And these films are packed with PG-level scares and engaging characters to make them appealing to the entire family.
Having grossed nearly 13 billion dollars (!) at the box office to date, the latest entry in the series — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be chomping up the competition on home video when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray on September 18th. (This despite the fact that it still is playing in theaters).
The film once again stars Chris Pratt as lovable raptor wrangler Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard as dinosaur lover/preservationist Claire Dearing. Three years after the events of Jurassic World, the pair are reunited when an impending eruption threatens the lives of the dinosaurs on the now-abandoned park on Isla Nublar. Desperate to save the wondrous creatures that call the island home, they travel back to Jurassic Park for a rescue mission unlike any others…and soon discover that in a world where genetic engineering has allowed man to play God, there are much bigger things to fear than some hungry dinos.
All this, plus Jeff Goldblum reprising his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm. Did we mention this? (It is a fact that every movie should have some Jeff Goldblum in it!)
Full of surprises and really leaning into the franchise’s underlying sci-fi themes, Jurassic World is a visual splendor from director J.A. Bayona that expands the dramatic potential of the saga. We will definitely avoid giving any spoilers here, but prepare yourself for a Jurassic movie like no other…and a blockbuster that is a must-have in your viewing library.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released on September 18th.