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Now that we've gotten our first look at Jurassic World, the upcoming jump start to the Jurassic Park franchise, it's safe to assume that Colin Trevorrow is aiming to bring dinosaurs back to life in the imaginations of the movie going public. So what better time is there to recall the major milestones that Jurassic Park and its two sequels have given us over 21 years of the franchise's history?
When Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was released back in 1993, it apparently didn't take much to sell it to audiences. The main poster for the film, in fact, featured simply the logo for the movie and a tagline. Now, 21 years later, Universal Pictures has brought that marketing strategy back for the first Jurassic World teaser poster.
Jurassic Park got its velociraptors wrong, and the BBC is taking them to task! Get the scientific details within.
Jurassic World is paying tribute to the late Lord Richard Attenborough, and they are doing so with a beautiful tribute to his character in the film's universe. Colin Trevorrow shared a picture of how they are going to honor him, and we have the coverage inside.
Beloved actor, director and humanitarian Richard Attenborough died this week at the age of 90. Given his incredible fame and critical reputation, itís no surprise tributes are popping up all over the Internet. Whatís interesting about these moments in the sun for Attenborough, however, is how few of them are focusing on Jurassic Park, or mentioning it as a throwaway in the ninth paragraph.
This collection hits shelves on August 22nd, and it features several alternate poster takes on the likes of Blade Runner, Batman, and others. But most interesting is the glimpse into the Jurassic Park ad campaign we never once saw.
You think your wedding processional dancing into the reception is still cool? Clearly you didn't invite Jeff Goldblum to your wedding, as he tends to bring some interesting plus ones.
Finally, the version of the Jurassic Park theme music sung by goats that you've been waiting for for decades. I'm honestly not sure if I should be saying "You're welcome" for sharing this Jurassic Park-goat mashup or apologizing for bringing it to your attention with an earful of the melodic tones of John Williams score mixed with screaming goat noises.
The new Academy Originals web series on YouTube has brought us some interesting and exciting content, more so than their actual awards ceremonies. The latest video takes back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the stop motion Earth, and how a handful of people helped them evolve into digital predators.
Are you pumped about Jurassic World? Of course you are. Weíre all pumped about Jurassic World. That being said, we deal with that excitement in different ways; so, if youíre the type of person who likes to go into a much-anticipated film completely blind, or as blind as possible, you need to bail on this article right now.
Itís a column about a Dad watching movies he really likes with his intelligent, beautiful but cinematically challenged daughter. She likes most of the movies I recommend. She wonít like all though and thatís cool. Iím doing this to broaden her horizons not demand she have my same movie tastes.
You could probably hum the Jurassic Park theme by heart if you were asked to. Or, if you are a die hard fan of John Williams' iconic score, you'd ask ďWhich theme?Ē If you fall into either category, or just like really cool looking vinyl pressings, then there's something you need to have a look at.
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.