The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby eabaker » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:36 am

Stump Feet wrote:Jurassic Park
Jurassic World

That's it :lol:


That's twice as long as my list! ;)
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Stump Feet » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:53 am

If it wasn't for that final battle, I probably wouldn't have liked JW as much :lol:
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby MM Raids Again » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:50 pm

- Jurassic Park
- Jurassic World
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park
- Jurassic Park 3
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

JW:FK was just one big pile of letdown as far as I'm concerned, especially after what we got in the first JW. The whole thing was just a setup to get the dinos on the mainland, which is fine, but the means they did it was stupid. The whole introduction of the I-Raptor was pointless. That thing could have been cut from the film and replaced by any number of predatory saurians that they were trying to "train" of similar size and it wouldn't make a difference. A total letdown after the I-Rex. And then the new characters... every single skreeonking one of them I wanted to see die horrible deaths.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby The One and Only » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:12 pm

A bit on a new dino invented in John Sayles unmade JP4 script. The Excavaraptor, a black skinned species of velociraptor, with large, mole-like claws for digging. An ambush predator that would employ the same method of striking at its prey like that of the trapdoor spider.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:22 pm

People really rag on that story concept but people seem to forget Sayles is a master at taking silly concepts and rising them above the typical genre fair. Just look at Piranha, Alligator, and The Howling.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:28 am

also, bizzare concept art aside, there really isn't anything that far out there in the script. Just the Excavaraptors mentioned and a brief line saying the reason the raptors are able to listen to orders is human and dog DNA being added to them.

Still not my cup of tea from what I've read, but not the disaster some people made it out to be.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:27 pm

Never understood the hate for trained Raptors either. Its like people forget JP Raptors are as smart as chimps and dolphins so why couldn't they be trained (particularly when started at such a young age). I mean it's not like they weren't still dangerous as the movie itself clearly proves.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:40 pm

So word is on the street the Jurassic World short got cut from Hobbs & Shaw?

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:43 pm

GodzillaFan1990's wrote:So word is on the street the Jurassic World short got cut from Hobbs & Shaw?


yeah, sadly.

Good news, there's rumors they're adapting it as the pilot for a possible Jurassic World live action series
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby JAGzilla » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:10 pm

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Never understood the hate for trained Raptors either. Its like people forget JP Raptors are as smart as chimps and dolphins so why couldn't they be trained (particularly when started at such a young age). I mean it's not like they weren't still dangerous as the movie itself clearly proves.


This. And it has to be said that training them didn't work. They turned on their handlers at the first opportunity. And the movie itself clearly portrayed the whole project as a doomed bad idea from the beginning.

I can see disliking Blue, though. She's become the face of the franchise's Raptors, and she actually is mostly docile and only attacks people who deserve it. Also, I absolutely loathe those promotional pictures on all the merch and store displays that have Blue with that bland, closed-mouth expression. I get it, they want her to look friendly and hero-ish for the kids... screw that poop. Show the damn teeth. It's a scary killer dinosaur, let it look like one.

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Pkmatrix » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:11 am

I actually still need to pick up a copy of Fallen Kingdom. I thought I had one already, but I rearranged my Bluray collection the other day and realized I didn't.

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby JAGzilla » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:10 am

Pkmatrix wrote:I actually still need to pick up a copy of Fallen Kingdom. I thought I had one already, but I rearranged my Bluray collection the other day and realized I didn't.


This makes me feel good about my own obsessive collecting. I may accumulate a lot of stuff, but at least I'm still able to keep track of what I do and don't have. :lol:
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:22 am

Colin Trevorrow says they're currently designing and sculpting the dinosaurs. So pre production is apparently well underway.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:47 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Colin Trevorrow says they're currently designing and sculpting the dinosaurs. So pre production is apparently well underway.

A little early wouldn't you say given the third film isn't out until 2021. Quite possible it might get moved earlier if that's the case.

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby JAGzilla » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:50 am

^ Maybe it means they're putting actual effort into this one.

I've been rereading The Lost World for the first time in about eighteen years. One of the main things standing out about it so far is Chrichton's dedication to portraying the dinosaurs not as monsters, but as animals. Makes the movies embarrassing by comparison.

For example, I love the tense scene where the male Rex
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:05 pm

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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Colin Trevorrow says they're currently designing and sculpting the dinosaurs. So pre production is apparently well underway.

A little early wouldn't you say given the third film isn't out until 2021. Quite possible it might get moved earlier if that's the case.


Well they'll probably start filming next spring or summer. That's not really all that far away.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby Rhedosaurus » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:30 am

Colin Trevorrow says that the 3rd movie will be a celebration of the whole franchise.

https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2477209/jurassic-world-3-will-be-a-celebration-of-the-entire-franchise-colin-trevorrow-says

No thanks. At least not from this guy. The horrible script that JW:FK had was in part made this guy (Connely was the other writer) and between that and Book Of Henry, and the stupid cliffhanger ending at the end of JW:FK, and I'm supposedd to beleive that this next moviee will be any better then the last one?

Sorry, but as somebody who holds this franchise up to being a smarter, more sopisticated franchise, count me out of the upcoming movie. Not after the last one.

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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:25 am

Tis still gonna make a billion because kids love dinosaurs.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:28 am

GodzillaFan1990's wrote:Tis still gonna make lot a billion because kids love dinosaurs.


Just kids? lol, you underestimate people, my dear 90s.

Also, there's the fact China doesn't have as big a cultural thing for JP as us so the JW trilogy is their JP.
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Re: The Jurassic Park Series (1-5)

Postby GodzillaFan1990's » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:43 am

SoggyNoodles2016 wrote:Just kids? lol, you underestimate people, my dear 90s.

Also, there's the fact China doesn't have as big a cultural thing for JP as us so the JW trilogy is their JP.

Good point. Nostalgia plays a factor too why else did the live-action 90's Renaissance Disney remakes do so well after all.
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