Just when you thought that the Jurassic Park franchise was all of the fun and mayhem of mixing dinosaurs with humans without any of scientific mumbo-jumbo, this video helps to remind you that there is some method to their madness. But it does so in such a tepid and painfully dull fashion that it’s almost impossible to stay awake through.
Still, there is one important point that’s made by InGen Technologies' gaggle of scientists, which explains why Jurassic World’s dinosaurs are umpteen times more dangerous, virile, and are just all round better than their Jurassic Park cohorts. And it’s all because they’ve cut out the middle man. Actually, I mean middle frog.
As the clip explains:
The days of filling in the gaps of a dinosaur genome with frog DNA are over. With the recent discovery that soft tissue preserved by iron chelators can produce gold mines of DNA, we can put the puzzle pieces together much faster than ever before.
Take that you pesky frogs! Basically all you’re good for now is being apart of adorable Budweiser adverts (I know what you're thinking: topical). Meanwhile, InGen Technologies also boast in the clip that the technological advancements that they’ve made will not only help to deepen the planet's connection with the natural world, but their work will ultimately be seen in medicine, agriculture and defense. And by defense, I’m guessing they mean a raptor riding a T-Rex while firing a gun at the same time. Because if not, then they’re just wasting everyone’s time.
The world of cinema has come a long way ever since Steven Spielberg and his merry team of experts exponentially raised the special effects bar with their work on Jurassic Park. Now, over 20 years later, Jurassic World will need to eclipse these efforts with their own creations. And, according to this nifty, slightly cheesy promo video for both the blockbuster and InGen Technologies, they’ve been able to do just that with ease.
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The thing is, despite possessing that little gem of information that revealed why Jurassic World's dinosaurs are going to eclipse Jurassic Park's, the clip was really, really dull. I imagine this is what The Simpsons' Seymour Skinner’s planned book Billy And The Cloneasuarus, which was inadvertently exactly the same as Michael Critchon’s Jurassic Park and was rightly admonished by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, would have been filled with.
Hopefully Jurassic World will avoid such jargon and just focus on the whole dinosaurs causing destruction angle. We’ll see if that’s the case when Jurassic World is released on June 12.