There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them? »
One of the biggest arguments against this summer’s mega hit, Jurassic World, had to do with high heels. The head of the park, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), spends the entire movie, even when she’s being chased by dinosaurs, in high heels. And lots of people couldn’t get past that. »
Paleontologists have long pointed out some of the problems with Jurassic Park the theme park - namely that most of its inhabitants weren’t actually from the actual Jurassic Era. College Humor looks at what Pre-Cambrian Park and other accurately named parks might look like.
Jurassic World is now on track to beat the box office records of both Avengers films, and it has a shot at beating Avatar. This is terrible, awful news for anybody who loves movies. Not because Jurassic World is a horrible movie—it’s actually pretty fun. But because this means a lot more pandering sequels. »
Jurassic World is delighting audiences, smashing box office records, and making people excited about dinosaurs again. But did you notice the movie is also sort of terrible? If the new installment of Jurassic Park left you with questions, our patented Spoiler FAQ has the answers you didn’t even know you needed!
A fantastic selection of concept art from Colin Trevorrow’s blockbuster, Jurassic World has surfaced on the web. Feast your eyes on some of the fantastic artwork that shows off theIsla Nublar’s popular attraction, and take in the wild beauty that the folks at InGen couldn’t tame.
Despite an island’s worth of good intentions, Jurassic World is an uneven movie in a lot of ways. The human characters basically don’t work, the movie wallows in nostalgia, and the story is murky. But where it counts — beautiful dinosaur action! — this movie delivers enough to make us remember why we love these beasts. »
Jurassic World, out tomorrow, is getting praise for its awesome dinosaur action. But it’s also getting a lot of criticism for its characters, especially the way it handles Bryce Dallas Howard. We talked to director Colin Trevorrow about how to make a monster movie in the Age of Sharktopus.
I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally… »
Jurassic Park changed movies forever, with its utterly believable computer-generated dinosaurs. But did you know they were originally going to use claymation instead? Just in time for Jurassic World, we’ve dug up nine fascinating facts about the making of the original Jurassic Park. »
I’m just saying, there’s more creativity, humor, and character in this than in the Jurassic Park sequels.
With the release of Jurassic World just around the corner, we wanted to revisit the Steven Spielberg classic that started it all. 1993’s Jurassic Park has its share of great male characters (hello, Dr. Ian Malcolm!), but is most notable for its abundance of female roles. Below is our list of the 10 best female… »
It’s a dark and stormy night as Nedry drives furiously to the docks. Beside him are 30 dinosaur embryos, which he stole from his employers InGen to give to their rival geneticist company Biosyn for $1.5 million. However, he loses himself in the storm and for a second, all seems lost. But fortunately for him, he finds… »
Everybody loves Jeff Goldblum. And the T-Rex’s roar and water ripple in Jurassic Park are iconic for good reason. But there’s only one true star of the Jurassic trilogy: the Velociraptors. They’re the best villains, and what the stupid people in the park should fear most of all. Here are 10 reasons that Velociraptors… »
The Matrix was a hugely influential film, which helped launch a million black-clad wuxia-fueled adventures. But maybe it had an even bigger impact? Josh Friedman, creator of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, suggests The Matrix ruined science fiction movies.
Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) was hired to direct Jurassic World without being allowed to see the screenplay first. And when he finally saw the screenplay, he didn’t understand it. He says that he warned Steven Spielberg, “if I direct this screenplay, it’s going to be a bad movie.” »
Don’t even try to deny it. There’s a void in your life that can only be filled by hearing erotic tales about the characters in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, written by brilliant authors and read by the amazing Baruch Porras-Hernandez. And now, if you’re in San Francisco, you can get your wish.