Is director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World anything more than a retread of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original, Jurassic Park? It’s currently the highest-grossing movie of 2015 and the third-highest-grossing movie of all time, so its $1.6 billion worldwide haul means he did something right.
Some call it homage, others would say it’s a pretty straightforward ripoff. Either way, there’s no denying the fact that it capitalizes on most of JP’s most iconic shots.
Don’t believe us? Just feast your eyes on this video above created by Vimeo user WhoIsPablo, which compiles all the times Trevorrow’s movie matches up with the other movies in the Jurassic Park trilogy. WhoIsPablo, otherwise known as Los Angeles-based director and editor Pablo Fernandez Eyre, recently made a similar echoing montage of all the times the Star Wars movies similarly matched up.
At least George Lucas knew from the get-go he wanted to call back different things to regurgitate the same moments that everyone loved. Trevorrow obviously did the same when he approached the newest dino-installment as well. We think some are earned, but some aren’t.
How about the iconic brachiosaurus scene where they first see the dinosaurs?
Or the obviously CGI gate versus the original’s practical effect?
Still, we do like the raptor attack scenes:
But we can’t help but notice how blatantly similar JW’s Indominus Rex is to JPIII’s Spinosaurus:
Or how the endings are basically the same thing:
This all begs the question: Will the director of the inevitable “Jurassic Galaxy” just keep ripping off Jurassic World?