Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with… »
Even just a few years ago, it seemed like science fiction was an endangered species on television. But now, there’s a new wave of smart, ambitious science fiction coming to the small screen. And meanwhile, a lot of original SF has flopped at the movies. »
At the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn announced that Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set to be released in 2019. »
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? »
With $1.5 billion and counting, the announcement of a sequel to Jurassic World was imminent. And now it’s official. Universal Pictures has selected June 22, 2018 as the U.S release date for a Jurassic World sequel. »
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. »
Greetings, my pernicious pen partners! I actually had thought that I’d be able to have a “Postal Apocalypse” last week during Comic-Con. Comic-Con had other plans that involved me working 14-hour days and sobbing hysterically at my desk, begging for the sweet release of death. But I’m better now! So on with your… »
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.
The omnipresent practice of denying girls action figures has somehow hit a new low. Remember how in the Jurassic World movie, most of the dinosaurs—especially Chris Pratt’s Raptor squad—were constantly referred to as girls? Well, as Jurassic World action figures, they’ve all been genderswapped into boys. »
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. »
Universal’s Jurassic World has continued to dominate the box office, and has broken Pixar’s streak of films debuting at #1 in the box office. »
Part of making the Jurassic Park franchise’s dinosaurs awe-inspiring is the sound design, and Jurassic World had to introduce the roars of a few new dinosaurs. In this video, the movie’s sound designers explain what animals went into Mosasaurus and Apatosaurus voices, and how the Indominus got that horrific screeching. »
In Jurassic World, the kids Zach and Gray take a ride on the Gyrosphere, which lets them drive through dinosaur habitats at their leisure. The only downside is that the wondrous technology that allows them to do this is explained to them by Jimmy Fallon. »
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!
Zookeepers have been recreating the velociraptor-taming scene from Jurassic World and posting them online, with absurdly amusing results. Michelle Buchman rounded up the best impressions so far, over at Nerdist. Personally, we’re big fans of the walruses above (originally posted at feminerds.tumblr.com). »
Now that you’ve seen Jurassic World, now’s a great time to check out our in-depth, revealing interview with director Colin Trevorrow. He talks about the themes of the movie, how to make the “monster movie” action fresh in the age of Sharktopus... and why Bryce Dallas Howard never takes her heels off.