Jurassic World - 2015

Jurassic World - 2015
Movie Info

Rating: PG-13


Age-appropriateness: Scary, suspenseful, intense scenes of dinosaur violence. Some language.


Overview: A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.


Themes: dinosaurs, control, danger, consumerism, greed, community, isolation, sibling rivalry

The Quick 3

Ask these quick questions to hit the major themes of the film.

1. Dinosaurs. What is your favorite dinosaur? Why is that your favorite? If you could choose to be any dinosaur, which one would you be and why?


2. Control. How much control do you think you have over your life? How do you feel when you don’t seem to be in control of what happens?

  • Once the Indominus Rex gets out of containment, the remainder of the film shows the humans trying to regain control. The park owner, Masrani, says that “the key to a happy life is to realize you are never in control”. The dinosaurs were very powerful and seemed like they were in control when they wanted to be. The various characters showed different opinions on how to regain control from the animals on the loose. Proverbs 19:21 says that “you can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” As much as we want to be in control, we have to remember that God is the only one in complete control. And we can trust that his plans for us are good, even if we can’t tell right away.


3. Community. What unique part do you play in the family of God? How can you use your gifts to help others?

  • Owen says animals raised in isolation aren’t as functional. He says relationships with others are important to their development. How important do you think it is to grow up with friends? What if you grew up entirely alone, how would you feel? 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 tells us that life wasn’t meant to be lived alone. It says "The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ...All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it." We are meant to live with others, so we can help and encourage one another.

After The Movie Discussion Guide

Follow this 5-10 minute discussion guide to drive an in-depth conversation.

1. What is your favorite dinosaur? Why is that your favorite? If you could choose to be any dinosaur, which one would you be and why?


2. Once the Indominus Rex gets out of containment, the remainder of the film shows the humans trying to regain control. The park owner, Masrani, says that “the key to a happy life is to realize you are never in control”. The dinosaurs were very powerful and seemed like they were in control when they wanted to be. The various characters showed different opinions on how to regain control from the animals on the loose. Proverbs 19:21 says that “you can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” As much as we want to be in control, we have to remember that God is the only one in complete control. And we can trust that his plans for us are good, even if we can’t tell right away. How much control do you think you have over your life? How do you feel when you don’t seem to be in control of what happens?


3. For much of the movie, the characters are trying to run away from and avoid danger. What are some ways that you avoid danger today? How do you feel when you know that you’re in danger?

Minute By Minute Guide

Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.

:04 The boys get ready to take a trip without their parents. Have you ever had to go anywhere without your parents? What were you feeling?


:08 The Indominus Rex is the hybrid of two dinosaurs. What two dinosaurs do you think would make the coolest combination and why?


:15 Mr. Masrani says that Jurassic World exists to remind us of how small we are. Compared to God, we are indeed really small. God is so big and powerful, that he’s always existed and he knows everything that will ever happen! We can trust that he will take good care of us because his love for us is also really big! What are some of the differences between God and people?


:25 Hoskins wants to use the dinosaurs as weapons, whereas Owen thinks of them like lovable pets. How do you think dinosaurs could be used if they were on Earth today? Do you think it would be okay to use them as weapons?


:34 Owen says animals raised in isolation aren’t as functional. He says relationships with others are important to their development. How important do you think it is to grow up with friends? What if you grew up entirely alone, how would you feel? 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 tells us that life wasn’t meant to be lived alone. It says "The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ...All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it." We are meant to live with others, so we can help and encourage one another. What unique part do you play in the family of God? How can you use your gifts to help others?


:51 Dr. Wu says they kept trying new genetic makeups to make dinosaurs bigger and better. They weren’t ever satisfied with what they had, and their greed for always wanting something more led them into a dangerous situation. Greed is having a selfish desire for money and toys. Has your greed for always wanting something bigger/better ever ended up hurting you in the end?


1:27 Owen explains how raptors are pack hunters. They always hunt in a pack so that they can work together to achieve their mission. Ephesians 4:16 says, "He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." In order to accomplish Christ’s mission, each person use their gifts in a unique way to bring the message of the Gospel to the entire world! What are your special gifts and abilities? How can you use those gifts to tell others about Jesus?


1:30 Zach helps out Gray when he is scared. When was the last time that you saw someone who was scared? Did you make sure to tell them that you’re there to support them?