Every Jurassic Park Universe Film And Television Show Ranked By IMDb
The Jurassic Park universe contains movies and one TV show, so far. How do these properties rank according to IMDb?
Based on a best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park was first brought to life on the big screen by Steven Spielberg in 1993. The cutting-edge special effects and the life-like animatronics of the dinosaurs set it far apart from other films of its kind. Since then, Jurassic has grown into a billion-dollar franchise.
It presently consists of five feature length films and an animated children’s series, Netflix's Camp Cretaceous. The sixth film, Jurassic World: Dominion, is currently in production, and will include the return of fan favorites – Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. Though the franchise as a whole has seen immense success, some of its installments have done better than others with both critics and the general audiences.
6 - Jurassic Park III (2001) - 5.9
In the third chapter of the Jurassic Park franchise, Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) makes his reluctant return. When a wealthy couple offers to fund a dig in return for a lavish tour of Isla Sorna - InGen's second island - Dr. Grant gives in to the temptation against his better judgment, but soon finds that he has been tricked into a rescue mission.
Jurassic Park III is chock full of action and references to the original film, including brief appearances by Dr. Ellie Satler. It even introduces a new and terrifying dinosaur that thrives in both land and water - the Spinosaurus. Unfortunately, it simply lacks the heart of the first film.
5 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - 6.2
Set three years after the fall of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing find themselves forced to return to the island to assist in evacuations when a volcano threatens the island and the dinosaurs on it.
The sequel to Jurassic World failed to impress critics and only received mediocre reviews from fans. The major problem with Fallen Kingdom is that it is nearly a mirror to the plot, antagonists, and format of The Lost World. Very few scenes evoke real emotion and awe in the audience, and the convoluted plot leaves fans concerned about what comes next, only not in a good way.
4 - The Lost World (1997) - 6.6
Four years after his near-death experience at Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm has no intention of ever going on an island filled with dinosaurs again. When John Hammond tells him that the research team on Site B includes his girlfriend - respected animal behaviorist, Sarah Harding - Ian rushes to her rescue.
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Vince Vaughn, and Julianne Moore, The Lost World follows the original Jurassic Park story and is loosely based on Michael Crichton's sequel novel. Though the sequel starred fan-favorite Jeff Goldblum as leather-clad rockstar mathematician, Ian Malcolm, many fans considered it a disappointment in comparison to the first. The plot was weak with too many moving parts, and while it was as visually exciting as ever, it just didn't compare to the original.
3 - Jurassic World (2015) - 7.0
Fourteen years after Jurassic Park III made its debut, the franchise took another shot with the series with Jurassic World. Set 10 years after the fateful accident at the original park, John Hammond's dream is finally realized. Jurassic World is a fully functioning luxury resort located off the coast of Costa Rica, and crowds flock to the island full of genetically engineered dinosaurs. But is it doomed to repeat the past?
Starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World was a huge success and breathed new life into the action-adventure franchise. The upgraded visual effects, quality casting, and dino action gave a much needed boost to the Jurassic movies.
2 - Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous (2020) - 7.5
A group of six teenagers are chosen for a once in a lifetime chance to attend a summer camp on none other than Jurassic World. When their camp and the park itself begins falling all around them, they are forced to survive on their own while searching for an escape from the treacherous jungles of Isla Nublar.
The first animated series of the franchise, the show lines up with Jurassic World canon. This mean that whatever happens in the animated series can potentially be referenced in Jurassic World: Dominion as well. A dark but kid-friendly look at the dangers and adventures of Jurassic World, the eight episode premiere season is nonstop excitement that is entertaining for both children and adult fans.
1 - Jurassic Park (1993) - 8.1
When an eccentric billionaire funds an amusement park full of genetically engineered dinosaurs kept on an island off the coast of Costa Rica, he enlists a team of a lawyer, a mathematician, and two paleontologists to visit the island to ensure that it is ready for guests.
The massive blockbuster that started it all, Jurassic Park broke box office records worldwide the year of its release. Achieving far more than just for the film world, it sparked so much interest in dinosaurs that the field saw a significant jump in people joining and led to breakthroughs in paleontology and science. Currently boasting 27 years of franchise success, there is no telling if it will finally come to an end with Jurassic World: Dominion, but its many fans are eager for whatever comes next.