I’m of about the age that means the original Jurassic Park film was formative of my affection for films and dinosaurs. It is a pretty key piece of my cinematic education and psyche.
I’m also a bit odd, in that I don’t regard the sequel, The Lost Word as a complete catastrophe as everyone else thinks it was. Yes, it could definitely have done without the gymnastics, and it was weird that the back end of a Godzilla film got caught up at the end. But there was still a good film in there somewhere.
Jurassic Park III, mind, was an unadulterated disaster, start to finish.
So that’s the pantheon of Jurassic Park films. That is the scale on which Jurassic World be judged, but this blogger at least.