The first audiences have been able to see Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow’s highly anticipated Jurassic Park sequel, and the earliest buzz is extremely positive, suggesting that the production team may have hit a home run in resurrecting the franchise.
With the film just under two weeks from wide release, the world premiere of Jurassic World was held over the weekend in Paris. As SlashFilm points out, an audience attending a premiere may oftentimes be swayed by the nature of the event itself, as well as the hype surrounding the release of a film on the level of Jurassic World. In this instance, however, that same audience was also populated with many of the Jurassic Park franchise’s biggest fans, making them some of the hardest to please when it comes to a sequel.
Frozen star Josh Gad was in attendance at the premiere, and he reached out on Twitter to reveal his reaction to Jurassic World.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 29, 2015
Last 20 minutes of the movie are cinematic bliss.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 30, 2015
Gad’s reaction was mirrored on social media by several others who were lucky enough to catch the Jurassic World premiere. Trevorrow, meanwhile, utilized Twitter to express his thanks to the city of Paris for hosting the event.
JURASSIC WORLD is great & fun!!!
— Stephane Celerier (@stephanecel) May 29, 2015
— Anouchka Delon (@AnouchkaDelon) May 29, 2015
The positive reactions to the film come amid news that Trevorrow has announced he will not return in order to helm any potential sequel to Jurassic World. As Comingsoon.net reports, Trevorrow was asked directly at the premiere by BadTaste.it whether he would consider returning for the next installment in the franchise.
“Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie,” Trevorrow asserted. “I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”
As the film’s release date approaches, Jurassic World looks set to open with over $100 million at the domestic box office. Though it takes a starkly different direction from previous films in the Jurassic Park franchise, it will also see the return of at least one specific dinosaur from the first film, as the Inquisitr previously reported.
While much of the response to the premiere was positive, at least a few attendees were unimpressed with Jurassic World. Several negative reviews were reported to SlashFilm. However, fans don’t have long to wait to make up their own minds, as Jurassic World hits theaters on June 12.
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