Jurassic Park is one of cinemas most iconic and important films for a plethora of reasons, but two less than stellar sequels and a slightly polarizing fourth film have made fans wonder what the heck they can do to improve Jurassic World 2 which we all knew was coming. Well, we may have a bit of an answer thanks to Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow and a recent interview with JurassicOutpost:
It will be more suspenseful and scary. It’s just the way it’s designed; it’s the way the story plays out. I knew I wanted Bayona to direct it long before anyone ever heard that was a possibility, so the whole thing was just built around his skillset.
There will be animatronics for sure. We’ll follow the same general rule as all of the films in the franchise which is the animatronic dinosaurs are best used when standing still or moving at the hips or the neck. They can’t run or perform complex physical actions, and anything beyond that you go to animation. The same rules applied in Jurassic Park.
Trevorrow’s comments are more than promising from so many angles and here’s why. It’s clear the man heard our outcries of what we did and didn’t like and as Steven Spielberg’s newest padawan learner, it’s clear he is understanding that if the films want to capture a bit of that magic the first film had, you have to bring more intensity to the table. That is not saying the film needs to be just blood and guts, quite the contrary, but it does need more suspense.
Bringing on a horror director like Juan Antonio Bayona is a great start at getting a director who knows horror atmosphere and what makes something frightening. Bayona has a much discussed film coming out titled A Monster Calls which has received critical praise and the trailer proves why. It was also valuable that Trevorrow mentioned that there will be more usage of animatronics in this film than the first Jurassic World which was far more CGI heavy than any of the other Jurassic Park movies combined.
What we need is not a glossy rehashing of certain parts of the films we liked, but just a more interesting story all together that happens to have traits of the original film. My big gripe with Jurassic World was that it was too light…literally. Shoot more scenes in the dark or at night time and the feeling peril will go straight up. Also, ditch the cheesy one off characters and stick to just a small group of people and I’m confident the film will feel more intimate and far more scary.
Source: Bloody Disgusting