Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is coming to Netflix on September 18
Many of us remember watching Jurassic Park at a young age. Considering the relatively brutal content, it was probably too young of an age. With the release date of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous finally arriving, though, Netflix is banking on a more age-appropriate series better suited for young children.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is coming to Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday, Sept. 18.
We’ve been preparing for the release date of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous for a while now. The film that launched the franchise even made our list of best Netflix movies to watch. Now that Sept. 18 is finally upon us, though, the long wait is finally over.
This addition to the world of Jurassic Park certainly isn’t what we’ve come to expect over the years. For starters, it’s animated. Most of us only dealt with cartoon tyrannosaurus rexes while playing the arcade game back in the ‘90s, and even that was pretty brutal. Camp Cretaceous is built for a more youthful audience.
Don’t let this mislead you into thinking there are zero deaths in the show. Fortunately, they’re more in line with R.L. Stine’s television series. The loss of life is implied, but it’s never really shown. You’ll figure this out within the first few minutes of the show.
Is Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous for kids?
If you search around online regarding whether Camp Cretaceous is for kids, you’ll find a fairly common consensus that it is. There are a few articles out there that seem to imply that this isn’t the case. In fact, one review even states that you shouldn’t let children watch the show if you wouldn’t let them watch Jurassic World.
I’m going to have to go ahead and call shenanigans on that one. The show’s Netflix genres include Kids’ TV, TV Cartoons and Family Watch Together TV. And since all the featured death in the show is simply implied, the series really doesn’t hold a candle to its movie counterparts.
I’ll describe a scene from Jurassic World to prove the point: Two pteranodons are playing tug-of-war with Zara and then drop her into a mosasaurus tank where she’s nearly drowned before being chomped down on by the mosasaurus alongside the pteranodon. Notice how she’s screaming the whole time? Now that’s brutal.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous doesn’t come close to this level of brutality. Yes, you can enjoy the show with your children. Depending on their ages, though, waiting a few years to watch the franchise films that started everything might be pertinent.
Make sure you’ve got popcorn and soda ready for tonight, and make sure you’ve got plenty of it. After all, it’s the weekend. This means there’s a distinct possibility your kids might want to watch all 8 episodes of the series in one sitting. And if you don’t have children but still want to enjoy Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, you’ll find no judgment from this end.