It's official, giant Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World has set records, raking in almost $400 million dollars domestically, the second film ever to top $100 million dollars on two separate weekends. On one hand, we at the Weekly are in complete awe at the tremendous financial success of the film, as well as our insatiable zeal for seeing dinosaurs come to life across the silver screen. However, part of us were seriously thinking about how the film could be an even bigger success. Our answer: the music.
Now, we all remember John Williams' essential theme from the original Jurassic Park, a track which has found a second life via Jurassic World reigniting audiences' nostalgia, bringing the track to the very top of the Billboard Classical Digital Songs Charts this week, over two decades from the film's original release. That said, we were a little bit disappointed with composer Michael Giacchino score for Jurassic World. While we've been a fan of Giacchino's work (namely his Oscar and Grammy winning score for Up) there's something about his work for Jurassic World that, for a film which so loosely is playing to our nostalgic fan-service already, gives a little too much of Williams' original score. If Giacchino really wanted to made some nods to dino-music's past, he should have incorporated a greater array of songs about our best friends from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Here are five songs that should have been in Jurassic World.More »