Sam Neill, veteran of Universal’s Jurassic Park film series, praises Chris Pratt as the series’ first “action hero” in Jurassic World: Dominion.
Longtime Universal Pictures veteran Sam Neill jurassic park/World film series, praised Chris Pratt for being the franchise’s first “action hero” in Jurassic World Dominion. Based on the original novels by Michael Crichton, the $5 billion franchise has spawned two movie trilogies, as well as numerous video games, theme park rides, and an animated series on Netflix. Dominationthe third film of the jurassic world trilogy, hits theaters in June.
Four years after the events of the previous film (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Domination begins with dinosaurs living among human civilizations around the world. The film is directed by Colin Trevorrow and will bring together actors from both Jurassic trilogies – including Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, as well as Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Isabella Sermon – to close this new saga. BD Wong and Daniella Pineda also return to the cast, joined by newcomers DeWanda Wise and Campbell Scott.
In an interview with fandango (reported via ComicBook.com), Neill praised Pratt for bringing something new to the Jurassic film series: action heroism. He went on to explain that he viewed the original trilogy as normal people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, but in this new story, Pratt is much more athletic and able to take on dinosaurs than his predecessors. Neill said he never gave much thought to the process of becoming an action movie star. Read his full quote below:
“Chris Pratt is a real action hero and that’s something we’ve never really done. I mean, the truth is, we’re kind of nerds in very nasty situations. Pratt is amazing. And I had never really, properly considered, ‘What do you do to be an action hero?’ and it’s a whole bunch of skills that I never really thought about. I think it’s completely awesome.”
The interview also featured Dern and Goldblum, with the latter complimenting Neill’s qualities of being “not only heroic because of your genuine integrity and magnificence, but a true Earth man.“The three old friends spoke at length about reuniting on set, shooting their big scenes, and some throwbacks to the original film that this one may or may not have. Dern then praised Howard for his athleticism, quoting her”scream[ing] in shock and awe… she might have taken the cake.“
The action-packed, “monster movie” nature of the jurassic world the trilogy is really what separates it from the original jurassic park trilogy. Although it may not have been as critically acclaimed as the original film, the new movies have always entertained audiences around the world and done a lot of box office success. Neill’s praise of Pratt’s action star quality seems to hold the promise that Jurassic World: Dominion is going to be a very exciting conclusion to the Jurassic time.
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- Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)Release date: June 10, 2022
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