The Jurassic Park movies may be pure fiction, but it’s not hard to see how its lessons might apply to real life. In between delighting us with scenes of people running from dinosaurs and scenes of dinosaurs eating people, the films preach caution against scientific advancement without concern for consequences, as well as the thoughtless exploitation of animals. And according to Jurassic World 2 director J.A. Bayona, his movie will carry on in a similar vein, with a political element cutting through the adventure. Read More »
‘Jurassic World 2’ Casts ‘The Get Down’ Star Justice Smith; Bryce Dallas Howard Gets More Sensible Shoes
Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Jurassic World 2 has been out looking for potential dino chow, and now it’s honed in on Justice Smith. The young star of Netflix’s The Get Down has just been cast in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel, joining franchise newcomers Rafe Spall and Toby Jones and returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Oh, and speaking of Howard, she’s got some good news coming her way, too. After her Claire spent most of Jurassic World sprinting around the jungle in stiletto heels, writer and producer Colin Trevorrow has promised she’ll get much more comfortable footwear in the next film. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
When Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt return for Jurassic World 2, they may find themselves joined by another familiar face. Producer Frank Marshall has hinted that B.D. Wong will be back as Dr. Henry Wu in the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel, which recently added new stars Toby Jones and Rafe Spall. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Jurassic Park franchise reopened its doors last year with Jurassic World, and while the theme park itself predictably proved to be another disaster, the film was a resounding success. Which, naturally, means the adventure will continue in future movies. Earlier this year, J.A. Bayona was announced as the new director for the sequel, and now he’s revealed shooting will get underway in March.
But perhaps the bigger question is what exactly that Jurassic Park sequel will entail. Jurassic World was technically a sequel to Jurassic Park, but also felt like a new start, like its own thing. And the next film? According to Bayona, it’ll serve as both Jurassic World 2 and Jurassic Park 5. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Westworld is one of the most discussed shows on the air now, and even after the first season comes to an end in a few weeks, we’ll still be talking about this show for months to come. Last night’s episode brought a major revelation (which will be discussed in greater detail later this morning with our usual Westworld coverage), but there are still endless questions to be answered.
However, if you find parts of Westworld feeling a little familiar, aside from the obvious due to the fact that this is a remake of a feature film of the same name, but you just can’t put your finger on it, a new video lays it out pretty simply. Westworld is Jurassic Park and vice versa, and since both stories were written by Michael Crichton, that makes perfect sense. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Johnny 5 is dead and life didn’t find a way. That might as well be what LEGO Ideas told fans when they announced that both proposed LEGO sets for Jurassic Park (seen here) and Short Circuit (seen here) were turned down by the official review board that decides which custom creations become mass produced LEGO sets.
So which LEGO Ideas creation won out against the Short Circuit and Jurassic Park LEGO sets? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
Just over the weekend, we got word from Sam Neill that he recently spent a couple days on the set of Thor: Ragnarok, shooting some kind of small role in the Marvel sequel. And with Jeff Goldblum already having a role in the film as The Grandmaster, that means Marvel is hosting a mini Jurassic Park reunion. Sadly that might be as close as we get to Neill and Goldblum getting back together.
While out promoting Hunt for the Wilderpeople (which was also directed by Thor: Ragnarok helmer Taika Waititi), Neill was asked if he might ever return to the world of dinosaurs in something like Jurassic World 2. Rather than dodging the question or flat out saying now, he offered a narrative reason as to why Dr. Alan Grant may not be available to return. Read More »
‘Jurassic World 2’ is Chapter Two of a Jurassic World Trilogy, Colin Trevorrow Still Heavily Involved
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s been over a year since Jurassic World arrived and shattered every box office expectation, grossing an absurd amount of money and proving that yes, there is still a healthy audience for movies where dinosaurs run amuck and eat tourists. And it’s been five months since director J.A. Bayona was hired to take over the revitalized series for Colin Trevorrow, who was turning his focus toward some movie called Star Wars: Episode 9 (whatever the hell that is). Otherwise, things have been awfully quiet on the Jurassic World 2 front aside from a few comments here and there.
However, Bayona has a new movie arriving in theaters in a few months, a movie that just-so-happened to just screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. And you know that means: he’s fielding questions about the next Jurassic World and he’s confirmed what we’ve heard before. Yep, it will definitely be chapter two of a planned trilogy.
Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
It’s been 23 years since Jurassic Park trounced into theaters, giving audiences one of the most beloved and entertaining blockbusters of all time. Director Steven Spielberg brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen as nobody had before, and the result was a mesmerizing adventure that brought the creatures who lived 65 million years ago right in front of our eyes.
Steven Spielberg and his crew brought dinosaurs to life back in 1993, when digital effects and computer animation was still in its infancy. Somehow those visual effects still hold up to this very day, outshining some movies with state of the art visual effects from today. How is this possible? A new video essay explores why the Jurassic Park visual effects still hold up today when compared to the effects a a modern day blockbuster like, say, Jurassic World. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
There was a time when the next logical step for successful live-action movies was to have them turned into animated series. Back to the Future, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dumb and Dumber, Jumanji, Men in Black,The Karate Kid and plenty more all became animated series. But there was one movie that never made it to television in the form of an animated series, though there were a couple attempts, and it’s one that probably could have made for some great Saturday morning cartoon programming.
Jurassic Park is a modern classic, and the Steven Spielberg film almost brought dinosaurs to the small screen in the form of an animated series. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the existence of this show since some concept art surfaced last August. But now some new details about the abandoned creation of the show have surfaced, revealing this would have been unlike any other animated series adaptation of a movie we had ever seen. Read More »