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Jurassic Park: Secrets, Facts, and Trivia You Didn't Know

Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Guide to the Iconic Dinosaur Franchise


Welcome to Jurassic Park, the ultimate destination for dinosaur lovers. Whether you are a fan of the original novel by Michael Crichton, the blockbuster movies by Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow, or the spin-off media such as animated series, video games, and theme park attractions, you will find something to enjoy in this guide. We will take you on a journey through the history, the plot, the characters, and the legacy of one of the most successful and influential science fiction franchises of all time.

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What is Jurassic Park?

Jurassic Park is a science fiction media franchise that revolves around a disastrous attempt to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs on a tropical island. It explores the themes of genetic engineering, bioethics, human greed, corporate corruption, environmentalism, and survival. It also features thrilling action scenes, stunning visual effects, memorable music, and iconic dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Velociraptor, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, and more.

Why is Jurassic Park so popular?

Jurassic Park is popular because it appeals to a wide range of audiences, from children to adults, from casual viewers to hardcore fans. It combines scientific realism with fantasy adventure, creating a sense of wonder and awe. It also taps into the universal fascination with dinosaurs, which are both majestic and terrifying. It also features relatable characters, witty dialogue, emotional moments, and moral dilemmas. It has inspired generations of filmmakers, writers, artists, scientists, and enthusiasts.

How many Jurassic Park movies are there?

There are currently five Jurassic Park movies released in theaters, with a sixth one scheduled for 2022. The first three movies form the original trilogy, while the next three movies form the sequel trilogy. The movies are:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

  • Jurassic Park III (2001)

  • Jurassic World (2015)

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

  • Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)

In addition to the movies, there are also two short films that serve as epilogues or prologues to the main films:

  • Battle at Big Rock (2019)

  • Jurassic World Dominion prologue (2021)

The Jurassic Park Movies

Jurassic Park (1993)

Plot summary Plot summary

Jurassic Park is based on the novel by Michael Crichton, which tells the story of a billionaire philanthropist, John Hammond, who has created a theme park of cloned dinosaurs on a remote island near Costa Rica. He invites a group of experts, including paleontologist Alan Grant, paleobotanist Ellie Sattler, and mathematician Ian Malcolm, to inspect and endorse the park before its opening. He also brings along his two grandchildren, Tim and Lex, who are eager to see the dinosaurs.

However, things go wrong when a disgruntled employee, Dennis Nedry, sabotages the park's security system and steals some dinosaur embryos for a rival company. This allows the dinosaurs to escape their enclosures and roam freely around the island, posing a threat to the visitors and staff. The group is separated during a tour of the park, and they have to survive various attacks from the dinosaurs, including the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex and the intelligent Velociraptors. They also have to restore the power and communication systems in order to call for help and escape the island.

Cast and crew

Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the most influential and successful filmmakers of all time. He is known for his works in various genres, such as adventure, science fiction, drama, and history. Some of his other famous films include Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, and Ready Player One.

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Jurassic Park sequel The Lost World

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Jurassic Park theme song remix by Weird Al Yankovic

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Jurassic Park Netflix series Camp Cretaceous

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Jurassic Park original screenplay by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park fan theories and speculations

Jurassic Park upcoming sequel Dominion

The screenplay was written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp, based on Crichton's novel of the same name. Crichton was a best-selling author and screenwriter who also created the medical drama series ER. He wrote several novels that explored the implications of science and technology on society, such as The Andromeda Strain, Sphere, Congo, and Timeline. Koepp is a prolific screenwriter who has worked on many blockbuster films, such as Mission: Impossible, Spider-Man, War of the Worlds, Angels & Demons, and Inferno.

The cast of Jurassic Park features many talented actors who brought their characters to life. The main cast includes:



Sam Neill

Dr. Alan Grant

Laura Dern

Dr. Ellie Sattler

Jeff Goldblum

Dr. Ian Malcolm

Richard Attenborough

John Hammond

Bob Peck

Robert Muldoon

Martin Ferrero

Donald Gennaro

BD Wong

Dr. Henry Wu

Joseph Mazzello

Tim Murphy

Ariana Richards

Alexis "Lex" Murphy

Samuel L. Jackson

Ray Arnold

Wayne Knight

Dennis Nedry

Reception and legacy Reception and legacy

Jurassic Park was a huge success at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing film of 1993 and the highest-grossing film of all time until Titanic surpassed it in 1997. It earned $401.8 million in North America and $1.03 billion worldwide, adjusted for inflation. It also received critical acclaim, with a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and won three Academy Awards for Best Sound, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

Jurassic Park is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of cinema, especially for its groundbreaking use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animatronics to create realistic and lifelike dinosaurs. It also influenced the fields of paleontology, biotechnology, and theme park design, sparking a renewed interest in dinosaurs and science among the public. It also spawned a multimedia franchise that includes sequels, novels, comics, video games, toys, merchandise, and theme park attractions.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

Plot summary

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is based on the novel by Michael Crichton, which is a sequel to his original novel. It follows the adventures of Ian Malcolm, who returns to the dinosaur island four years after the events of the first film. He is accompanied by a team of researchers and activists who want to document and protect the dinosaurs from a rival team sent by John Hammond's nephew, Peter Ludlow, who wants to capture and exploit the dinosaurs for profit. They soon discover that there is another island nearby, where the dinosaurs were bred before being transported to the main island. This island, known as Site B or Isla Sorna, is home to more diverse and dangerous species of dinosaurs, including the vicious Spinosaurus and the stealthy Carnotaurus.

Cast and crew

The Lost World: Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg, who returned to helm the sequel after being impressed by Crichton's novel. He also served as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R


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