Jurassic World was fantastic, right? I thought it was going to be great, and it turned out to be even better. If you’re like me, you enjoyed the movie so much that you don’t want the dino-fun to end. So… now what?
Here are 5 ways that you can keep the Jurassic-excitement going.
Read the Books
If your knowledge of Jurassic-stuff only goes so far as the movies, you should read the books.
In several ways, the books go along with the first two movies. After that, the movie peeps were on their own, because there were only two books, Jurassic Park (1990) and The Lost World (1995)
Without giving anything away, let me advertise for the books by saying that they get into more of the philosophical and scientific elements of the movies (which are some of the coolest parts anyway, if you ask me), and they let you experience the parks in a more direct way than you do when you watch the movies.
Go to the Park (Kinda)
As previous discussed on this blog in an article titled 5 Reasons Jurassic Park is probably the Best Movie Ever, there is a neat area of Universal Studios in Orlando called Camp Jurassic in their Islands of Adventure area. This is an area where you can explore a Jurassic themed area on your own.
There’s a dark, dubious cave, a net area to climb around (pictured on the right), a place to have a water fight, and other fun areas to explore.
When I was there, this area was surprisingly empty, and I get the sense that not many people know about it – probably because it’s overshadowed by the nearby Jurassic Park visitor’s center and main ride.
So if you’re in the area, check this out for the dinosaur-fun, and because it’s simply one of the best parts of this theme park.
Play the Game
The game LEGO Jurassic World was released on June 12th, and contains major events from all of the movies. Versions of the game are available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and 4, Windows PC, Wii U, Playstation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS.
Leave a Comment
What did you think about Jurassic World? Once you’ve read the books, tell me: what did you think about them? Did you like the ways that they were different from the movies? Did you think the movies should have stayed truer to the books?
Watch a Similar Movie
Did you know that Michael Crichton was a movie director? And did you know that he made a movie with a very similar concept to Jurassic Park 20 years before Jurassic Park was released in theaters? I was surprised, too! The movie is called Westworld.
The overall idea of Westworld is that you have visitors visiting a theme park that has three areas (Westworld with a western theme, Romanworld with a Roman theme, Medievalworld with a, you guessed it, Medieval theme).
The worlds are populated mostly by robots. Visitors are free to do whatever they want in these areas, and that everything is safe and that nothing can actually harm them. But the robots go crazy and start attacking the guests (sound familiar), and it’s up to the movie’s star to make it out alive.
The film is from the 70’s, so you might be able to find it in a thrift store. If not, it’s available for rent and purchase from outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.
Whether you decide to spend some time reading, exploring, gaming, commenting, or checking out a similar movie, you now have some ways that you can keep the fun from the theatre going long beyond the end of the credits.