Review: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Goes Places Earlier Films Fear To Tread For the past quarter century, the Jurassic Park films have been synonymous with summer blockbuster fare. Based on Michael Crichton's novel (itself an inferior re-working of his own Westworld) the first film in the franchise set the world alight in 1993 with its groundbreaking special effects and use of Digital Theater Sound. Granted, it was one of Steven Spielberg's dumber films, speeding over both cerebral moments and plot holes in favor of thrills, but he was masterful in building up anticipation for some truly rewarding money-shots.