It’s no secret that I really didn’t care for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World. It was a poor man’s rehash of the original film, only with updated CGI and a dumbed down plot.
But it made Universal a billion or so dollars, (fun fact: I actually have no idea how much money it made) so of course it’s getting a sequel.
Unfortunately (or very fortunately) for us, Trevorrow is off doing a Star Wars film, which means Universal had to go and replace him for the surely more expensive sequel.
But the guy they got to helm the film is an interesting pick. Said guy is J.A. Bayona.
Bayona directed the emotional disaster film titled The Impossible, which I enjoyed a heck of a lot. He’s the kind of director that can make a film like The Impossible work as a disaster film with a limited budget, yet also manage to infuse a story, with actual emotions.
That might not seem like a very tall order, but the first Jurassic World film was void of any sort of emotion or general plot, so Bayona’s previous experience already makes him over-qualified.
I’m slightly curious to see what he’s going to do with this mega-sized blockbuster.