Chris Pratt recently sat down with Movie Magic magazine and chatted up his thoughts on his main role in June's Jurassic World and how the climate of this sequel differs from previous entries in the franchise. As the trailers have revealed, Jurassic World is a thriving theme park experiencing a few growing pains as visitors to the primeval playground have grown bored by the captive dinosaur inhabitants and park operators are seeking a more visceral experience for its high-paying guests.
Here's an excerpt from Movie Magic's latest issue, with Pratt chiming in on the legacy of Jurassic Park, society's demand for threshold escapism and the perils of interfering with nature for profit:
MOVIE MAGIC: When you're talking about a fourth film in this series, the question is whether or not it will be different from what's come before.
CHRIS PRATT: It's been 22 years since the events of Jurassic Park took place. The main thing that I think is different is we're exploring a different society now. Thematically we're talking about a generation of people whose relationship to cutting edge, mind-blowing science is different. Since the park has opened, there are 20,000 people a day visiting, but they're just bored with dinosuars. Dinosaurs are not enough.
MOVIE MAGIC: They've grown apathetic to the concept.
CHRIS PRATT: Exactly. They've been around for 20 years. They're not new and exciting the way they would have been back then. They're just another thing that you can see if you want. The executives of Jurassic World are dealing with the financial loss of attendance falling off. They've introduced this newer, bigger, scarier thing to get the kids involved. Of course, that's what they're doing. They're meddling with nature now in a way to generate profit. It's a parable about the classic ethical tale of man meddling with the natural order of things for his own entertainment. Like the first one, but this one has a new theme which is kind of shining a mirror to society that's a little disenfranchised with the wonderment around them. It's definitely a whole new take...a very relevant, topical take on the franchise.
Bored with Jurassic World's mediocre menagerie of resurrected monsters? Nothing an enraged, rampaging Indominus Rex meat eater won't cure!
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Vincent D'Onofrio, Jurassic World stomps into theaters on June 12, 2015.
(Via Comic Book Movie)