news culture Jurassic World 3: Autopsy of the movie The world after with Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy)
The franchise, launched in 1993 by Steven Spielberg (Jaws, ET the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones saga, Ready Player One, etc.) ends soon, almost 30 years after the opening of the doors to Jurassic Park. Jurassic World: The World after is the end of the second trilogy, but also of the whole saga. JV’s editorial staff was able to talk to actor Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), only to come back in 10 minutes at one of the 2022 cinematic events.
- Jurassic World 3 according to Chris Pratt
- Jurassic Park & Fast and Furious
- Chris Pratt and the video game
- What if … Jurassic Park?
Jurassic World 3 according to Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt plays Owen Grady, a dinosaur trainer, in Jurassic World. The American actor looks back on the development of his character through the trilogy as well as his relationship with the actors and actresses who became icons of the 7th art after the release of the first Jurassic Park film in 1993, namely Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum.
How did you approach your character in Jurassic World: The World After?
To prepare for starring in Jurassic World: The World After, I analyzed what I had done in the previous two films. I observed how I created Owen’s character in Jurassic World. I know the story. It was important to Bryce (Dallas Howard) and me that these characters continue to evolve, to avoid telling the same story over and over again. We see who they are at the end of the first film, but we do not want to find them at the same stage at the beginning and at the end of the second film. They have to evolve, every time. With that in mind, I saw his development: the wisdom he gained through his experiences, his new commitments as a father. I was inspired by the character I had already created and I tried to imagine what phase of his life he would be, taking into account all these experiences. I tried to create everything that we always do with these movies, and tried to ground the story into reality. What if I really was the character, if I really faced this distress, if I really had to live like this? How would I handle this situation? – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
What were your main sources of inspiration for this role?
My biggest inspiration? Continue to live up to the promise of this popular franchise and keep its legacy alive. In addition to creativity, I tried to be really present when I made such an event. I was a huge Jurassic Park fan when I was little. I did not try to behave like a fan in front of Sam (Neill), Laura (Dern) and Jeff (Goldblum), but to consider them equal … In the beginning I had to express this whole fan page, but eventually time we became friends, especially with the special context during the filming of this movie, with the COVID protocols and the isolation. Trying to do what we could in this extraordinary context really made this film incredible. The script is crazy. The plot is really good. You do not often get the opportunity to be a part of the latest film in a beloved franchise that has been around for 30 years. I was able to get to know this experience with Avengers: Endgame, and I have the opportunity again with Jurassic World. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
There’s a lot of action in Jurassic World: The World After. Did you find your role more physical in this film than in the first two?
This role is more physical than my role in the second film, or even than my role in the first. There’s a lot of action, that’s for sure. These movies tend to evolve based on what has been done in the franchise before. We are trying to surpass what we have already done. The action moments in this movie are abundant and truly insane. There are many clashes between dinosaurs, but also many people being eaten. The threat is no longer isolated on an island, it has spread all over the world. It’s different, it’s changing. The story is no longer limited to one place. In a way, it’s more like a Jason Bourne or a James Bond. At one point you are in Malta, then you are in North America before ending up in a country in Eastern Europe. We travel all over the world. We go to hot places, cold places. We travel fast or very slowly. It’s a different experience. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
How did you feel about Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern? It’s a kind of soul in Jurassic Park for fans.
I’m a big fan and I was a little surprised at first. After expressing my admiration, my gratitude to them for accepting me, my recognition of their contribution to the cinema … it ends up passing by. Then we just work. It was a very special experience. We do not tour every day with people we saw growing up. People say, “Do not meet your heroes,” because they can sometimes disappoint us, but there is literally nothing disappointing about this trio of wonderful souls. I really appreciate them. They are wonderful people and I am proud to say that they are my friends now, not just idols from my childhood. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
Jurassic Park & Fast and Furious
A project can sometimes be born out of a simple rumor, no matter how crazy it may seem at first glance. In this area, the ultimate crossover between two great sagas, one Jurassic and the other mechanical, challenges us and fascinates us greatly. Actor Chris Pratt has a strong opinion on the matter.
Rumors are swirling about a Jurassic Park – Fast and Furious crossover. T-Rex and velociraptors could join the Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) family. What do you think ?
I heard those rumors. Often, fans create those kinds of stories. It’s more of a fantasy than anything else. The studio did not tell me anything about it, but hey … “Never say never”. If that were to happen, I would not sign anything without having read the manuscript and without understanding how someone through a certain narrative gymnastics would manage to mix these two universes. I’m not saying it will never happen, but it seems to me very unlikely. It sounds more like a fantasy theory. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
Chris Pratt and the video game
Chris Pratt was born on June 21, 1979 in Virginia, a city located in the state of Minnesota in the United States, and like many young people of his generation, he grew up with Nintendo consoles. If the American actor is no longer really a “gamer” in 2022, he maintains a very special connection with video games, a medium that has seen the birth of several titles stamped “Jurassic Park”.
Have you played Jurassic Park video games? to Jurassic World Evolution? In the latter you can build your own park.
I have not played either of the two games, no. I could not comment on them, but they look nice. My son played one of them. He likes it, but I’ve never played it. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
Are you a gamer? What are your favorite video games? Your TOP 5?
Oh, that’s a long time ago. No, I’m not really playing video games. My son loves video games, but personally I have not played much lately. I played a lot of video games when I was growing up, but they are pretty old now. I was a big fan of The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. and Contra. I loved Nintendo classics. When I was growing up, I became interested in Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat. I like this kind of fighting game. That’s what I like, but it’s pretty “old school”. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)
What if … Jurassic Park?
Reality sometimes surpasses fiction. What was once a dream, even a nightmare, is becoming very real thanks to technological and scientific advances. What if Jurassic Park really opened its doors? JV’s editors asked Chris Pratt the question.
If some crazy billionaire found a way to create dinosaurs in our world, would you be for or against it?
Holy question. On the one hand, I want to be for. That would be interesting. It would be really great to see these animals come to life. I would be interested. I am for. Afterwards, I would not be the first to step outside and venture outside, because as Jurassic Park has proven, it can end very badly. But hey, why not. In truth, we may never be able to do that, but in a way, the Jurassic Park movies pick up on Michael Crichton’s idea. We take 65 million year old dinosaurs and bring them back to life to terrorize humans. We’ve been able to do it virtually through movies, and it’s pretty amazing. Maybe Universal is this crazy billionaire … They managed to bring Jurassic World to life. – Chris Pratt (Owen Grady – Jurassic World: The World After)