A recent video compared Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World to the original three Jurassic films, and the results show an almost staggering ineptitude. I was alerted to this video last night thanks to David Neary (@DeusExCinema), and the side-by-side look at shot composition, direction of the film, and almost exact action sequences is pretty amazing.
Here is the video, cut together by Vimeo user whoispablo:
As you can see, Jurassic World has basically no original shots from top to bottom. There are new characters and even a few new situations to trick you into thinking this is a new story, but it is filmed, framed, and laid out in basically the exact structure of the original three.
Something else it also points to is how limited the world of the Jurassic films truly are. I didn’t particularly dislike Jurassic World, it was just fine. But it had it’s issues. There’s only so much you can do with a story about dinosaurs run amok and make anything fresh or interesting out of it.