Jurassic World Reaction - Early Buzz Heaps Praise on Colin Trevorrow's Sequel
Jurassic World had its world premiere in Paris this past weekend, and early buzz has been relatively positive for the sequel, which hopes to revive a franchise we haven't seen on the big screen in 14 years.
While this weekend's premiere was not strictly for critics, the initial reaction gives us hope that Jurassic World may be the sequel this franchise has been searching for ever since Spielberg's original came onto our screens back in 1993.
One of the most exciting aspects of Colin Trevorrow's movie is its cast. With 'man of the moment' Chris Pratt being joined by the likes of Bryce Dallas Howard, Daredevil's Vincent D'Onofrio, and Judy Greer, the human element of Jurassic World certainly has the talent and presence to match their ancient, CGI counterparts. Actor Josh Gad was on hand for the sequel and had nothing but positive things to say about the performances from Jurassic World's two human headliners...
Past Jurassic Park sequels have struggled with the challenge of balancing their plentiful action with any meaningful narrative, and while we know the first hour is mainly action, another tweet from Gad went someway to allaying our fears that Jurassic World would follow suit, stating that the ending was more than satisfactory.
Last 20 minutes of the movie are cinematic bliss.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 30, 2015
One of the biggest questions for a big sequel such as Jurassic World is, inevitably, whether or not it is a worthy follow up to the original. If the initial – and admittedly limited – reaction is anything to go by, things could be looking good for fans of the Jurassic Park franchise. French actress, Anouchka Delon, was one of Jurassic World's biggest cheerleaders on social media this weekend, tweeting numerous nuggets of praise and going as far as to say that it almost matches the original.
While some of these are biased responses and others remain vague to the overall quality of the film, Jurassic World appears to be doing its job in terms of entertainment and in terms of being a worthy sequel to the original. It has been a long time coming, as both The Lost World and Jurassic Park III were pale comparisons to the awe-inspiring original. It's hard to imagine many of the folks who attended the premiere in Paris taking to social media to lambast their recent hosts, but the fact that the few reactions we have seen are so overwhelmingly positive should not be ignored.
JURASSIC WORLD is great & fun !!!— Stephane Celerier (@stephanecel) May 29, 2015
Expect the review embargo on Jurassic World to be lifted soon, at which point we'll finally see if the Jurassic Park fans are about to get the sequel they deserve.