COLLIDER.COM – With Jurassic World, writer-director Colin Trevorrow had a challenging task; make a film that satisfied the OG Jurassic Park fans — who were decidedly unsatisfied by the Jurassic sequels to date — while roping in a new generation of movie goers at the same time. The folks who related to Tim and Lex back in 1993 now have a lot more in common with Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), but Jurassic World needed a pair of wide-eyed youngsters for that new generation. Enter Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, who play Jurassic World’s new duo of disparate siblings caught up in prehistoric chaos.
In anticipation of Jurassic World‘s home video release, I recently visited the sets in Oahu, Hawaii, where many of the movie’s key sequences were filmed. While there, I spoke with Robinson and Simpkins about stepping into the legacy of Jurassic Park. We also discussed their favorite on-set memories, re-creating an iconic scene from the original film, working with the special effects, and more.