On June 8, Universal unveiled Jurassic World: The World Afterthe third and last episode of the saga Jurassic World. Obviously, as a great conclusion, the film is full of references and nods to other films, whether the saga Jurassic Parkor other great classics.
Jurassic World: The World After – the big conclusion of the license
In 1993, the great Steven Spielberg staged one of his greatest masterpieces: Jurassic Park. Almost thirty years later, Colin Trevorrow just came out Jurassic World: The World After, the sixth film of the license. After the first two Jurassic Worldthis new opus is positioned as the immense conclusion of the whole saga. The opportunity for Universal Studios to recall the stars of the original trilogy: Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum.
Unfortunately, Jurassic World: The World After receives disastrous reviews. Both the press and the spectators consider this great conclusion as the worst opus of the whole license. Despite these negative returns, the film is currently a hit at the box office with already more than 622 million dollars in revenue worldwide.
This reference to Journey to the Center of the Earth
Did you know that Jurassic World: The World After contains a direct reference to Journey to the Center of the Earth ? We explain to you. Of course, who says Jurassic World, said dinosaurs. In addition to velociraptors, the T-Rex or pterodactyls, the film also features an appearance of the Dimetrodon. Even if this last dinosaur is a little less famous than those previously mentioned, it remains a fairly well-known animal among wildlife enthusiasts.
At the end of the film, Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and Maisie Lockwood flee the Biosyn compound by sneaking into underground caves. This is where they cross paths with several Dimetrodon before being rescued by Dr. Ian Malcom. The Dimetrodon, which can be seen briefly in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a predator measuring between 2 and 4 meters long who lived in the Permian period, 295 million years ago. It is easily recognizable thanks to its crest which could measure up to three times its size.
If we talk about this dinosaur, it’s because this famous sequence is a strong tribute to an immense classic of the seventh art: Journey to the Center of the Earth. Obviously, we’re not talking about the version with Dwayne Johnson, but about the Henry Levin’s masterpiece, released in 1959. In the latter, James Mason plays Professor Oliver Lindenbrook, who sets out to discover the center of the Earth.
In this Henry Levin classic, the characters eventually reach the center of the Earth and encounter several Dimetrodons. Just like in The world after, these predators emerge from the depths of the caves and decide to hunt the heroes of Journey to the Center of the Earth. Coincidence? We don’t think. Colin Trevorrow knows his classics and does not hesitate to pay homage to them. For the curious, Journey to the Center of the Earth is available on Disney+. As for Jurassic World IIIthe film is still shown in cinemas