• Attention board is going through changes, some looks might change in any given moment.

Jurassic World to Jurassic Whirl

Jurassic World to Jurassic Whirl
An astute observation of the future of Jurassic Park Franchise

Since the creation of the book Jurassic Park by renowned author Michael Crichton the Science Fiction genre was significantly changed. Leading up to being a best seller and critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and Los Angeles Times. It's no surprise that a bidding war for this awe inspiring book was made by Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg which eventually led to the production of Jurassic Park. Skip a few years forward to the film and we see groundbreaking cinematography, screenplay written with the author, fantastic actors and finally Industrial Light & Magic with Stan Winston's most breathtaking realistic work ever done in CGI. Though with that in mind, Jurassic Park since The Lost World of Jurassic Park can not seem to hold up past it's second sequel in terms of such things.

What Jurassic Park got right versus the Sequels
When people think Jurassic Park we think of the shear magic of the Dinosaurs, the score by John Williams playing as we look upon herds, the tenacity and scare factor of Velociraptors being animals that prey and the large Tyrannosaurus Rex and iconic roar. The whole premise of the 1993 film is to show that we as humans don't have control over what we think we do in nature. We see this again in 1997 with The Lost World of Jurassic Park, however the movie does fall short with the San Diego incident leaving a loop hole on who killed the crew of the S.S. Venture. However with some gripes in that film it ends on a high note that for once the Dinosaurs finally have some since of closure and "Life finding a way".

Now we go to 2001 and with Joe Johnson at the helm of Jurassic Park III we see dramatic changes and ultimately a sin on to Paleontologists and Jurassic fans alike with a Tyrannosaurus Rex being beaten by a Spinosaurus. Though the return of Sam Neill as Alan Grant is merited the whole movie falls short, not only in a literal since of 30 minutes shy of a standard 2 hour film; but also in showcasing why a film was even needed besides rescuing a kid. Though at end of day in some ways, it still felt like a Jurassic Park film. For the longest time, 13 years in fact Universal Pictures barely touched the property and ultimately with revision after revision of failed scripts and ideas it seemed Jurassic Park would always be a trilogy. Until after all these years Colin Trevorrow with the help of Steven Spielberg found a answer, Jurassic World.


Jurassic World a Soft Reboot or Nostalgia?
In 2015 Jurassic World was released hitting major points in Box Office and with fans. It seemed that the continuation of the franchise would be a great success. However watching the films again Jurassic World versus Jurassic Park it seems off, with the film being set in Christmas 2015 and the park supposedly being open since 2005. A lot of things show promise what we could have got while other points fall flat.

One being the exclusion of the Dilophosaurus since Jurassic Park, this little Dinosaur (though fossil records indicate otherwise) is so beloved. Yet has not had a screen appearance in 22 years. The second thing is the Dog sense of training characteristics of Raptor Squad trained by Chris Pratt's character Owen Grady. With Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo; I'm sure Park Ranger Robert Muldoon would have been very against this idea.

Lastly the hybrid of Dinosaur, with over thousands of types of Dinosaur DNA (which was stated by Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire Dearing) we could have had Giganotosaurus or even the captured Spinosaurus from Isla Sorna fight at end; which would have made the end battle a lot better than the Tyrannosaurus Rex breaking through the Skeleton to throw shade on Jurassic Park III. From start to finish Jurassic World is a very low reboot of Jurassic Park, however this time it's just more operational with more Dinosaur attractions and the occasional teenage angst.
Jurassic World Fallen Franchise

2018 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, this movie is the very first time I have ever wanted to walk out a theater. In the beginning of Jurassic World it is stated by Gray Mitchell played by Ty Simpkins that the Island only has 14 species on the island. However in Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom we are lead to believe that there are much, much more... Some people questioned that logic with why that was? And Universal Pictures' response as to why that was is because Isla Sorna is completely void of life. So another plot point destroyed that could have made this film a whole lot better. Isla Sorna was a main focus since the first two sequels, it has become completely mute to Jurassic World. With it being explained by Masrani Global, all species were airlifted (that they could) to Jurassic World during the 10 year phase and that all the species were gone.

Thus leaving the whole idea of the first act of the DPG (Dinosaur Protection Group) pointless. After all Isla Sorna was a protected and restricted island, to believe the U.S. Government with Costa Rican Government wasn't involved with the island being quarantined not only after the San Diego incident but also Alan Grant's misfortune is completely dumbfounding.

Then even as we are believed to be helping the animals, the movie becomes The Lost World of Jurassic Park 2.0 within half the movie. Leaving the audience to see you go from point A to point B with the remaining hour of the film turning it into Haunted Mansion with yet another hybrid Dinosaur.


A lot is wrong with this film, a cloned Maisie Lockwood played by Isabella Sermon had me wondering when was this movie about to turn into "The Shining" with Dinosaurs. I could point out as well that since Jurassic World, there seems to not be any risk of Main Characters in danger or being eaten. Luckily no hybrid will be in the next film, but with fans seeing how it became a main focus. It leaves the question what is the point of hybrids anyway?

Welcome to Jurassic "World"

With the third Jurassic World movie (6th in Jurassic Park franchise) coming June 11th 2021, we can only hope that the original cast is treated with respect and are not put on the back-burner. If anything, Jurassic World 3 should be the final chapter in making sure these Animals are able to live, procreate and be left alone for once.
 
Last edited:
Alex Morrison

Comments

Funny that you @RavenEye mentioned the Dilophosaurus too...

It was mentioned in a conversation today. Such a great looking dinosaur (especially the JP version). It would be great to see it in a Jurassic film again, just not in the current Jurassic World films. There's no way they'll top or even match the original scene.
 
@greygoose Yeah I had to, I don't count the 3D hologram at end of Jurassic World.

There was talks that the original opening scene of JWFK was a Dilopho not the T-Rex chasing the dude trying to open the Mosasaur paddock. I honestly think it would been a lot more suspenseful/frightening seeing the guy throwing the ladder down to the guy running who then gets hit in eye with Dilopho venom and falling out of helicopter screaming like Nedry.
 
@greygoose Yeah I had to, I don't count the 3D hologram at end of Jurassic World.

There was talks that the original opening scene of JWFK was a Dilopho not the T-Rex chasing the dude trying to open the Mosasaur paddock. I honestly think it would been a lot more suspenseful/frightening seeing the guy throwing the ladder down to the guy running who then gets hit in eye with Dilopho venom and falling out of helicopter screaming like Nedry.
Yeah, that would have worked too. I did really like the opening scene of FK though. Rexy, night time, rain, probs the best we're going to get from Rexy in the new trilogy.
 
It's a shame almost that the first film was so magical that it became an unneeded franchise. I didn't even know as a kid that Spielberg did TLW since I thought it was bad even as a kid.

JW is such an inspired shiny CG dinosaur mess. I didn't see FK but I've heard second hand it was abysmal.
 
@Snake Plissken JWFK was my TLJ... I bought a large Cherry Icee hoping to nurse it while enjoying the film. By the time it got to Lockwood Mansion I had sucked it down with despairity to the point I had to piss halfway through.
 
@Snake Plissken If Universal wanted to do something unique. I would be on board with a series like American Horror Story (as in new season stories) around each of Crichton's books. To see The Andromeda Strain, Sphere, Jurassic Park, Prey, etc
 
@greygoose Yeah hopefully they go that direction in JW3.
Yeah, it was much better. Although I'm still going to question a) Why the government failed to control the 20 or so dinosaurs that escaped and b) Why there will end up being hundreds/thousands of dinosaurs roaming around the mainland... :LOL:
 
I don't know where else to post this, but "Sue", the biggest Rex ever found got a makeover about a year ago at the Chicago museum. Apparently it's the most accurate Rex currently on display and apparently it had a skeletal system on it's stomach.


3677
 
I don't know where else to post this, but "Sue", the biggest Rex ever found got a makeover about a year ago at the Chicago museum. Apparently it's the most accurate Rex currently on display and apparently it had a skeletal system on it's stomach.


View attachment 3677
This is meant to be the most up-to-date appearance of a T-Rex...

The documentary was really interesting to be honest.
 
Top