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Isla Nublar seems to be doing just fine. It now appears to be a resort. Is it a dinosaur resort? Donít tell me they actually thought it was a good idea to go ahead with Jurassic Park.
You like Jurassic Park? Of course, you do. Everyone likes Jurassic Park. Itís still as visually impressive today as it was twenty years ago. Itís a stone cold classic, and if youíre interested in celebrating that greatness in more ways than just owning a Blu-ray and maybe having a poster on your wall, I have the perfect opportunity for you.
Colin Trevorrow isnít a man who opens his mouth and gives away too much information. In fact, last year he was so vague about his upcoming job involving a major franchise that it led to Star Wars fans convincing themselves heíd been hired to helm Episode VII. In actuality, he was hired to helm the upcoming Jurassic World.
My favorite part of the above video is the fact that you can see the personís legs hanging out underneath the dinosaur, so if the employee stopped for a moment and thought about what was happening, heís likely realize that it was an excellent suit Ö but a suit, all the same.
Trevorrow vehemently denied that this was ďa paycheck gigĒ for him, or ďthe movie that Iím making so I can make the movies that I really want to make.Ē He says that he really wants to make ďa kick-ass Jurassic Park movie,Ē and wants to make a film that even appeals to casual fans who donít even believe there needs to be another Park film.
From big budget films like Gangster Squad to the 3D release of arguably the biggest dinosaur film of all time, Jurassic Park, to a few indie releases, if youíre looking for something to purchase, you should be able to find something new this week. Read on to learn about some of this April 23rdís best releases, and maybe even a few that may have slipped under your radar.
You know that game you play with your friends, where you imagine what you would do if you just had gobs and gobs of cash. I'm talking insane amounts of wealth. Would making your own Jurassic Park be on that list? If you answered, "Hell yeah!" then you'll be pleased to learn this is precisely the plan of insanely wealthy person Clive Palmer.
Right off the bat, before Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy and the cast and crew start opening up, we learn that Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies) and James Cameron were potential directors for the gig. Imagine how awesome a Cameron adaptation of Michael Crichtonís bestseller might have been?
Entire populations of people wouldnít know what the velociraptor was if it wasnít for Spielbergís film, so what other scary ass lesser-known dinosaurs could the filmmakers be thinking of next?
On the surface, Steven Spielbergís 1993 double-header of Jurassic Park and Schindlerís List have nothing obvious in common. How could anyone make connections between a thrill-a-minute popcorn blockbuster about rampaging dinosaurs and a deeply personal historical tome about the horrors of the Holocaust?
I still have vivid memories of seeing this movie in theaters when I was a kid. That's why I went to see Jurassic Park at a revival screening last fall, to see it if held up on the big screen 20 years later. It absolutely did, proving still frightening, fun and deeply satisfying. Having watched the T-rex scenes and horrifying raptor sequences in its original 2D, made me freshly intrigued for what 3D could add to this stupendous viewing experience. So, when I went to see Jurassic Park 3D for this column, I paid attention solely to how 3D was employed.
The new Jurassic Park motion poster serves as a nice little teaser for Jurassic Park's anticipated return to the big screen with its 3D makeover, and follows the previously released poster Dinosaurs in 3D! It's happening next month. And in addition to driving us straight at a roaring T-Rex, the teaser gives us a sample of the film's excellent score, reminding us that Jurassic Park 3D may not only be a feast for the eyes, but for the ears as well.
Steven Spielbergís Jurassic Park is an undeniable classic. Not only was the film a true phenomenon when it was first released Ė making nearly a billion dollars worldwide as a critical hit Ė it has aged marvelously with effects that look as good as ever. The same things, sadly, canít be said about the franchise as a whole.
The biggest news of 2012 was that the Star Wars universe was returning to cinemas with Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. And while 2013 is still very young, we already have the biggest story of the year right now.
Talk of a Jurassic Park 4 remains in the air, but while that still gets settled, we'll all get the chance to revisit the timeless original in theaters. Sure, it requires those cumbersome 3D glasses, but no matter how ineffective this latest 3D conversion is, the chance to feel those T-Rex footsteps inside a theater ought to be worth the ticket
Steven Spielberg is having a really good fall. In October we saw the release of the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial; the filmmaker's latest project, Lincoln, will be arriving in select cities this weekend before expanding nationwide next weekend; he managed to get A-lister Chris Hemsworth to star in his sci-fi action film Robopocalypse...
Jurassic Park is famous for its groundbreaking blend of CGI and animatronic effects, creating terrifying robots both though good old-fashioned creature building and some of the earliest CGI in feature films, to the point that, at the time, nobody could tell the difference. But the film's scariest creatures, the velociraptors, were partly made using some of the oldest special effects in the movie business: guys in rubber suits
Though Robert Stromberg has won an Oscar and worked with the likes of James Cameron, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson, he's currently embarking on what's likely the biggest challenge of his career. Not only is Stromberg stepping behind the camera as a director for the first time, but he's doing so on Maleficent
James Cameron is well known as the one true king of blockbusters. Not only is he the only director to ever have a movie make more than $2 billion at the international box office, he's done it twice with Avatar and Titanic. Not too far down on the all time world wide box office grosses list, however, standing at number 22, is Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. What you may not know is that JP was almost a James Cameron movie too.
Since learning that Universal was putting Rise of the Planet of the Apes' scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to the task of penning the script for the planned Jurassic Park IV, I can't help but wonder if motion capture might not be incorporated in the production of this anticipated sequel. And if so, is it too soon to start petitioning for Andy Serkis to play the role of a dinosaur?