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Old May 29 2014, 08:15 PM   #46
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Re: Jurassic Park 4 becomes 'Jurassic World'

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The director of Jurassic World reveals some details about the plot. I'm surprised to be saying this, but it sounds pretty cool and even original.

http://io9.com/the-director-of-juras...eal-1583187211
Chris Pratt is playing a paleontologist (or a new name for a dinosaur/extinct species specialist now that they're alive again)? Sorry, I love science fiction as much as the next person, but there's only so much disbelief I can possibly suspend in my dinosaur theme park movies.

Kidding. I'm sure he's a very intelligent guy in real life. He just keeps getting cast in the Dude, Where's My Car/Bill & Ted mold, so it's hard to take him seriously. Even in Zero Dark Thirty he was kind of the dim, wiseass one of the SEALS.

Maybe he's more like a Sea World trainer in Jurassic Park 2.0. Like he teaches the raptors to run around with a ball on their head before they eat a trainer or two. It's like that documentary Blackfish, but with fewer giant whaledick handjob scenes (no, seriously).

But I digress, the concept does sound interesting. It will be cool to see Jurassic Park as originally envisioned by Hammond fully realized, though it sounds more like a hybrid of Hammond's nature preserve idea and his nephew's keep them in smaller pens/arenas like a zoo for easy viewing idea that he was trying to introduce in San Diego before the inexplicably dead crewed ship (who were clearly killed by raptors, but that was never dealt with in the movie) crashed and released the T-Rex.

It's certainly a vast improvement over any genetically engineered human/dino hybrid soldier idea. Not that I'd be opposed to that or a whimsical standalone dinosaurs with frickin' laserbeams on their head movie, but it's not really Jurassic Park then.

While I doubt that people would get jaded by dinosaurs so quickly as this suggests, I do like the idea that they're exploring what if it was as mundane as a trip to Disneyland, until (to paraphrase Malcolm) the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down and the pirates try to eat you.
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Old May 29 2014, 08:34 PM   #47
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Agreed, Locutus. Sounds like on the concept alone, they're giving a huge nod to Hammond and his original concept. I wouldn't be surprised if they name the resort after him.
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Old May 29 2014, 08:34 PM   #48
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Chris Pratt is playing a paleontologist (or a new name for a dinosaur/extinct species specialist now that they're alive again)? Sorry, I love science fiction as much as the next person, but there's only so much disbelief I can possibly suspend in my dinosaur theme park movies.
They call him "Dinolord!"

But I digress, the concept does sound interesting. It will be cool to see Jurassic Park as originally envisioned by Hammond fully realized, though it sounds more like a hybrid of Hammond's nature preserve idea and his nephew's keep them in smaller pens/arenas like a zoo for easy viewing idea that he was trying to introduce in San Diego before the inexplicably dead crewed ship (who were clearly killed by raptors, but that was never dealt with in the movie) crashed and released the T-Rex.
I always wondered about that too. They were clearly killed by Raptors or at the very least Compies but nothing ever came of it. I always thought Hammond's park/biological preserve idea was the best route. To see the dinos in something similar to their natural habitat. It also struck me as more practical than transporting enormous, multi-toned animals across the seas and keeping them penned up and fed in a zoo.

In "The Voyage Home" Gillian Taylor talks about the cost of keeping two humpback whales fed with tons of fish everyday, what would it cost to keep a T-Rex or even a Brachiosaurus fed?!

It's certainly a vast improvement over any genetically engineered human/dino hybrid soldier idea. Not that I'd be opposed to that or a whimsical standalone dinosaurs with frickin' laserbeams on their head movie, but it's not really Jurassic Park then.
True, though it could make *some* sense that if they've mastered genetic manipulation enough to merge millions of year old dino-DNA with present-day frog DNA to make a clone of a very long dead animal then they should be able to merge dino DNA with human DNA to make a new species. It's an interesting concept, and one I would have liked to see, but I agree it's not "Jurassic Park."

While I doubt that people would get jaded by dinosaurs so quickly as this suggests, I do like the idea that they're exploring what if it was as mundane as a trip to Disneyland, until (to paraphrase Malcolm) the Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down and the pirates try to eat you.
People today are still fascinated by mundane creatures like bears, sharks, whales, and so on. I doubt people would grow very jaded over dinosaurs especially considering everyone on the planet has grown up on the idea they'd never get to see one and imagining what these prehistoric creatures would look like. I'd think it'd take generations for everyone to become jaded enough to see them as nothing more than simple zoo animals.
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Old June 1 2014, 01:47 PM   #49
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The recent news about Dinosaurs with more than just Dino and frog DNA kind of reminds me a bit of the original novel, where Hammond and Wu talk about further engineering/marketing of the Dinosaurs-like pygmy Dinosaurs for pets and so on. If I recall, Hammond wants to keep the Dinosaurs resembling actual Dinosaurs, while Wu wants to push the envelope.


Also seems a bit like Westworld, which was Crichton's movie about a robot amusement park that goes wrong-in the sense that this Jurassic World is fully operational and has visitors. Jurassic Park of course was still under construction.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:05 PM   #50
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Ugh that is just so lame. They make hundreds of parks, worldwide and then the dinosaurs escape from them all at once and then....?
Here is why. The original film was the tedious technology is bad propaganda.

In the next film, they showed hunter and folks on ATVs as villains--and as much as I dislike businessmen--were we supposed to cheer for the little dweeb who got eaten at the end?

JP3 was a bit better.


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We don't just shoot them and burn the corpses?
You will never, never see a dinosaur shot in any JP film.
At least not by a hero.
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Old June 7 2014, 08:22 PM   #51
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Some leaked pictures of a map:


http://www.jplegacy.org/board/showpo...&postcount=167

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Old June 7 2014, 09:23 PM   #52
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That sounds like the most awful cross-universe fan-fiction imaginable...and I've heard some pretty awful cross-universe fan-fiction.

Like the one that combined:
Pokemon
Terminator
Aliens
Care Bears

Or:
Talespin
Die Hard
to all of the above...

Hopefully they won't screw things up with this film.
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