Dinosaurs running wild and terrorizing those foolish enough to stick around was a large part of Jurassic Park‘s appeal. The film has more than its share of frightening scenes: the T-Rex attack, Newman getting sprayed by the Dilophosaurus, and absolutely anything involving the Velociraptors – especially that kitchen scene. And though Jurassic Park was heavily merchandised to children, these scary and at times violent scenes earned the film a PG-13 rating.
Jurassic World will continue that trend when it releases this summer with its own PG-13 rating. The MPAA (via Ropes of Silicon) rated it PG-13 for its “intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril,” which sounds exactly like what we’ve all come to expect from a film series that features rampaging prehistoric monsters.
But Jurassic Park didn’t just rely on scary dinosaurs to ensure audiences were jumpy, it also spent time building tension around if and when those dinosaurs would attack. Jurassic World will have a dinosaur that is both larger and smarter than either the T-Rex or a Velociraptor, so hopefully we’ll get to see the Indominus Rex biding its time, waiting for the perfect – and scariest – moment to strike.
Also guaranteed to have audiences on the edge of their seats is the sequence involving Jurassic World’s gyrosphere ride. As was already teased in the film’s trailers, the gyrospheres are the successors to Jurassic Park’s original Jeep tours. Those Jeeps featured in one of Jurassic Park‘s most memorable and terrifying scenes, and judging by Zach (Nick Robinson) and Gray’s (Ty Simpkins) screaming faces – as well as the wreckage Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) are inspecting above – the attack on the gyrosphere could be just as frightening, if not more.
Are you happy to hear Jurassic World is receiving the same level of MPAA rating as previous Jurassic Park films? Do you expect Jurassic World to have even scarier moments than the original? Let us hear what you think in the comments below!
Jurassic World opens in U.S. theaters on June 12th, 2015.
Source: Ropes of Silicon