I remember the fear. The sweat dripping down their faces and the anxious knot in my stomach. The hurried tense motions of their arms and legs rushing to close and lock the doors. They were about to get eaten. Every version of this tale after the original maximized the fear. The fear that influences how we react when we are first exposed to a new situation. Jurassic Park is a film I grew up watching over and over again. I still watch it if I catch it on TV. What's outstanding to me about the new installment, Jurassic World, is that it did something different.
What happens when instead of fearing something, you instead, choose to work at understanding it?
The relationship between the Raptors and their handler (of sorts) was very appealing. Here was an animal, that was known to be a villain in the past, transformed into a subject we could cheered for. And it exemplified one characters ability to take a deadly "lost cause" and understand it.
Now just think what could happen if we tried to apply that level of understanding to real life.
Things would no longer be feared but rather, understood.
*Granted this story is a work of fiction but when fiction is able to help you see things in a new way then, it becomes art.