International Jurassic World Trailer

While I’m undoubtedly anticipating the release of Jurassic World next week, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t cautiously optimistic. From what we’ve seen in the footage so far, there’s a lot of dinosaur spectacle and action, which is the easiest way to market the film to a culture that has always been obsessed with dinosaurs. However, something just hasn’t felt right.

But a new international Jurassic World trailer has just landed online, and it’s the best one yet. With the exception of a faint echo of Bryce Dallas Howard yelling “Run!” and one quick line at the end, there’s absolutely no dialogue. It’s ominous and haunting, even if it does still show a little too much of the Indominus Rex wreaking havoc on the park.

Watch the international Jurassic World trailer after the jump! Read More »

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Jurassic Park Mondo gallery

UPDATE: We’ve added a bunch of new artwork from the show!

Just last month we learned that Mondo was having another gallery show this month, this time paying tribute to the modern action adventure classic Jurassic Park. The gallery won’t open up in Austin, Texas until June 12th, when Jurassic World hits theaters, but in the meantime, some new artwork from the show has just been unveiled.

The show is appropriate called “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth,” and it’s chock full of phenomenal, original artwork with plenty of references to everyone’s favorite dinosaur flick.

Check out the recently revealed pieces from the Jurassic Park Mondo gallery after the jump! Read More »

Jurassic World early buzz

Jurassic World had its world premiere in Paris over the weekend. Even though director Colin Trevorrow said he probably wouldn’t be back as director for a potential sequel, the early buzz on Jurassic World after the premiere is that he did a fine job on the film.

Keep in mind that this is a premiere screening, so some of the audience may be high on the hype of the movie and the allure of the event. But some are also usually the biggest fans who are sometimes harder to impress, especially with a sequel to a modern classic like Jurassic Park. Even so, early reactions on Twitter seem to indicate that this is the best sequel in the franchise, and it’s finally a worthy follow-up to Steven Spielberg’s original.

Read some of the Jurassic World early buzz after the jump. Read More »

Jurassic World video Raptor Pratt

The park reopens on June 12 when Jurassic World hits theaters. Universal Pictures knows it has got a potential blockbuster, so the marketing is wisely using the audience’s nostalgia for the original Jurassic Park in the new film’s favor. The John Williams score, Steven Spielberg‘s enthusiasm, Chris Pratt‘s fandom, it’s all been used of the marketing strategy for the film. Speaking on a personal level, it’s definitely working.

The latest Jurassic World featurette continues this trend with a John Hammond voiceover, Pratt’s reverence for the franchise and Spielberg himself talking up the film. But it also goes one step further but showing a ton of brand new footage from the movie. In fact, the video might be half all new footage. Check out the new Jurassic World video below. Read More »

Raptor Encounter

The lesson of every film in the Jurassic Park franchise, up to and including this summer’s Jurassic World, is “Don’t mess with dinosaurs.” But clearly, the folks at Universal Orlando Resort still haven’t gotten the message.

This weekend, the park introduced the Raptor Encounter, a new attraction that allows guests to get “up close and personal” with one of two velociraptors. Take a peek at the Jurassic Park Raptor Encounter at Universal Orlando after the jump. Read More »

Theme Park Movies and Scenes

This weekend, director Brad Bird takes into a whole new world with the Disney sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland. The film starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney is influenced and inspired by the real-life Disney theme park attraction of the same name (even if references to Walt Disney were cut out of the movie). Therefore, this seems like the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favorite theme park movies and scenes from the big screen.

Below we have a countdown of the Top 15 Favorite Theme Park Movies & Scenes. Frankly, there aren’t an overwhelming number of theme park-based movies before you start getting into bad movie territory (such as Beverly Hills Cop III or Final Destination 3). That’s why we’ve included some great scenes from films that might not be entirely set at a theme park. We’ve also expanded the concept to include carnivals, fairs and water parks, because it just makes sense. Check out the list after the jump! Read More »

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New Jurassic World Vehicles

Just this past weekend we featured a new viral video from the folks at InGen Technologies, the company handling the dinosaur breeding for Jurassic World. Along with that came a new TV spot featuring some voiceover from John Hammond, using dialogue lifted straight from Jurassic Park. Now we have some more hype for next month’s anticipated dinosaur rampage, but this time with some product placement.

A new TV spot and behind the scenes featurette from Mercedes-Benz goes behind the scenes of the film with a special spotlight on the official new Jurassic World vehicles that the automotive company have prominently featured in the film. One of the vehicles was actually kept under wraps until it appeared on set during producton, which is kind of cool. In addition, we have a cool video chronicling an international photoshoot with director Colin Trevorrow, producer Steven Spielberg and star Chris Pratt. Watch the videos below! Read More »

Jurassic World InGen Viral Video

For some reason, despite the disaster that occurred at a test run of Jurassic Park, the folks at InGen Technologies thought it was still a good idea to follow up on John Hammond’s dream and build Jurassic World. In the new film, the theme park has been operation for a while, and it seems like they’ve worked out all the bugs in the system. But of course, they create a genetically modified hybrid called the Indominus Rex, and that’s bad news.

We’ll see how that turns out next month, but in the meantime, check out this Jurassic World InGen viral video that dives into how the company’s genetic technology and dinosaur breeding has evolved over the past couple decades. There’s also a new TV spot that uses some familiar voiceover from the late Richard Attenborough as John Hammond. Watch the videos below! Read More »

Jurassic Park art show

On June 12, you can see Jurassic World in theaters everywhere and say “Welcome…to the Mondo Gallery” in Austin, TX. There, they’ll be hosting a full gallery show filled with art based on Steven Spielberg‘s blockbuster, Jurassic Park. It’s called When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth and features original works and screenprints based on the film by artists such as Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, Dan McCarthy, Jock, Jason Edmiston, Brandon Holt and others. The Jurassic Park art show opens at 7 p.m. June 12 and remains on display through June 27. Below, see the first piece of preview art and read the full artist list. Read More »