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Old January 13 2013, 12:03 PM   #31
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If it's billed as 4, it's for sure a continuation, then? Not a reboot? Sorry, I can't find any confirmation of this.

Just wondering how a reboot would work within the confines of the original Crichton novel. Getting tired of sitting though origin stories again with all the superhero movies but a fresh take on the novel might be interesting.

Then again, I love the characters in the previous 3. Why not have more stuttering Jeff Goldblum, introspective Sam O'Neil and ass-kicking Laura Dern?
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Old January 13 2013, 12:12 PM   #32
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If it's billed as 4, it's for sure a continuation, then? Not a reboot? Sorry, I can't find any confirmation of this.

Just wondering how a reboot would work within the confines of the original Crichton novel. Getting tired of sitting though origin stories again with all the superhero movies but a fresh take on the novel might be interesting.

Then again, I love the characters in the previous 3. Why not have more stuttering Jeff Goldblum, introspective Sam O'Neil and ass-kicking Laura Dern?
I suspect a "continuation", as much of one as we can get at this point. Which I think, really, given Spielberg these days is just not going to be a fantastic, great, take on the material. I just don't know what else there is to say in this franchise. I can give TLW something of a pass (excluding the San Diego sequences) because at least it was somewhat based on a book (with lame retcon in it to fit in with the movie franchise) but even that movie didn't have much new to offer. The third movie was just... Ugh. I "liked" it but it was just a rehash of everything. Dinosaurs. People stuck on an island. People want off island.

I really think a darker, more faithful adaptation of the book is needed.
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Old January 13 2013, 04:53 PM   #33
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On facebook, Pat Tallman (who stunt-doubled Laura Dern), said she ran into Dern recently, and Laura asked her if she was ready for JP4. Pat said "But I AM a dinosaur!"
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Old January 13 2013, 05:05 PM   #34
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I just don't know what else there is to say in this franchise.
Aye. An AV Club writer had an interesting comment about III a while ago, in a list of Best Scenes in Worst Movies:
There’s an amazing scene in the otherwise largely crummy film, right near the end, when Marines arrive on Isla Sorna to bail out Sam Neill, William H. Macy, et al. from the prehistoric predators. As the infantry rolls into an oncoming charge of dinos, Johnston cuts away. It feels like a cheat at first. After all, Jurassic Park had been courting a full-blown human/dino war since the T-Rex got loose on the mainland in the second film. But Johnston’s cutaway is superb, a rug-pulling acknowledgment that, duh, obviously a bunch of hi-tech tanks and guys with automatic weapons could take down a herd of pea-brained reptiles. Survival of the fittest and all that.


This almost makes one seem why, in the words of the AV Club's Sean O'Neal, one proposed script "would have featured a commando unit of super-smart human-dinosaur hybrids specially trained for capturing drug dealers and rescuing kidnapped children, because fuck everything else about Jurassic Park up to that point."

To which I can only repeat my Jurassic Park Origins: Maple White Land idea...
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Old January 13 2013, 05:38 PM   #35
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To which I can only repeat my Jurassic Park Origins: Maple White Land idea...
That links to a thread talking about adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World I don't really see anything about Jurassic Park.
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Old January 13 2013, 05:47 PM   #36
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Trekker, have you read The List World? It's the only time the movie is better than the book. But they share nothing in title besides the name.

There is no reason to reboot the franchise, I dont need to see another park goes wrong movie.
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Old January 13 2013, 07:09 PM   #37
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I read TLW when came out, I honestly barely remember much of it. Yeah it wasn't very good, but I also feel that way about the movie which had a lot of bunk in it (including the SD stuff.).
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Old January 13 2013, 07:12 PM   #38
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^ The only part of the movie I remember clearly is when the T-Rex came to the mainland. I thought that was the best part because it was something different.
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Old January 13 2013, 07:24 PM   #39
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^ Agreed.


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To which I can only repeat my Jurassic Park Origins: Maple White Land idea...
That links to a thread talking about adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World I don't really see anything about Jurassic Park.
Well, that's kinda the half-joke: that there's nothing left to say with JP, and the JP franchise borrowed liberally from The Lost World, so why not return the favor by having the people behind JP make a faithful Lost World adaptation? The Jurassic Park Origins: title was obviously in jest, but how is the following not a winning trailer voiceover:
From the producers of Jurassic Park... comes the epic tale that introduced dinosaur fiction to mankind... from the creator of Sherlock Holmes... THE LOST WORLD!
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Old January 13 2013, 07:49 PM   #40
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To which I can only repeat my Jurassic Park Origins: Maple White Land idea...
That links to a thread talking about adapting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World I don't really see anything about Jurassic Park.
Well, that's kinda the half-joke: that there's nothing left to say with JP, and the JP franchise borrowed liberally from The Lost World, so why not return the favor by having the people behind JP make a faithful Lost World adaptation? The Jurassic Park Origins: title was obviously in jest, but how is the following not a winning trailer voiceover:
From the producers of Jurassic Park... comes the epic tale that introduced dinosaur fiction to mankind... from the creator of Sherlock Holmes... THE LOST WORLD!
I'd rather see Spielberg have fun with a straight adaption of the book, set in its original time period.
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Old January 13 2013, 07:57 PM   #41
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^ But... that's exactly what I'm suggesting. I'm keeping the goofiness to the marketing; and of course Doyle's story must be kept to its own era.
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Old January 14 2013, 01:57 AM   #42
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Will any of the CGI dinosaurs have feathers?
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Old January 14 2013, 02:30 AM   #43
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Oh...boy...
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Old January 14 2013, 09:34 PM   #44
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^ The only part of the movie I remember clearly is when the T-Rex came to the mainland. I thought that was the best part because it was something different.
Eh, it was too much like a Godzilla movie with better special effects for me. I liked the movie until then. It didn't make me hate it i was just not excited about it.
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Old January 14 2013, 09:42 PM   #45
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^ The only part of the movie I remember clearly is when the T-Rex came to the mainland. I thought that was the best part because it was something different.
Eh, it was too much like a Godzilla movie with better special effects for me. I liked the movie until then. It didn't make me hate it i was just not excited about it.
It actually reminded me of a subplot of the original novel, where some young Raptors had stowed away on one of the supply ships which are only briefly mentioned in the first movie (evacuation of all non-essential personnel because of the storm).
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