In May, Universal Studios Orlando launched a new area of the Islands Of Adventure Jurassic Park-themed land where guests could encounter a Raptor. The attraction featured a (fake) 10,000-volt fence keeping the animatronic pupated raptor from eating you. Now Universal Studios Hollywood is launching their version of Raptor Encounter, but this is more of a Jurassic World-themed meet and greet. Hit the jump to check out video of the Universal Hollywood Raptor Encounter.
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That image above (click to enlarge) is a shot of the back cover of Ian Malcom’s book as seen in Jurassic World, via the film’s official Twitter account. In addition to that, this edition of Sequel Bits features:
- Jason Clarke talks about his initial reaction to a Terminator Genisys plot twist,
- A new Fear the Walking Dead teaser has dialogue, but no zombies,
- Bette Midler stumps for Hocus Pocus 2 during a live show,
- Marlon Wayans threatens to make White Chicks 2,
- and there’s a behind the scenes video for Sharknado 3.
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With summer passing by, the buzz surrounding Jurassic World has died down a bit, but though the film keeps breaking box office records. A new generation of kids has been wowed by dinosaurs on the big screen while fans of the original Jurassic Park have also been fairly impressed by the sequel, and both of those groups wants toys from the franchise.
While there are already official LEGO sets out there for Jurassic World, they’re not exactly anything to write home about. Some of the LEGO sets feature vehicles that don’t even appear in the movie, and the dinosaur figures leave something to be desired, too. That’s why one fan has created a couple LEGO Ideas projects delivering a much better LEGO version of the Indominus rex, as well as a throwback LEGO set for the Ford Explorer from the original Jurassic Park.
Check out the custom Jurassic World and Jurassic Park LEGO sets below! Read More »
Mondo previously released John Williams‘ Jurassic Park soundtrack on a beautiful limited edition vinyl release featuring art by JC Richards and Dan McCarthy. Now Mondo have revealed their sequel, a vinyl pressing of Michael Giacchino‘s Jurassic World score featuring original cover artwork by Stan & Vince. See and learn about the the limited edition Mondo Jurassic World vinyl release after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Jurassic World truly is the Indominus rex of the box office. After snatching the U.S. opening box office crown away from The Avengers last weekend, Jurassic World has just beat fellow Universal sequel Furious 7 to become the fastest film to ever hit the $1 billion mark. More details about the Jurassic World billion dollar box office take after the jump. Read More »
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Since Jurassic World is all the rage right now, there’s been plenty of nostalgia looking back at the original Jurassic Park. But we’ve yet to see a resurgence of toys dedicated to the original Steven Spielberg dinosaur adventure. However, that could change with a little bit of help from fans.
There’s a project that just surfaced at LEGO Ideas that has an awesome building block version of the visitor center from Jurassic Park. It’s an impressive set that actually has some pretty clever moving parts that allow you to see inside the visitor center, where more than a few pivotal locations from the film have been recreated.
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In addition to having the biggest box office opening of all-time last weekend, Jurassic World also sparked a fun new meme. Audiences have already seen Chris Pratt as raptor trainer Owen Grady, having a special bond with his dinosaur pals, and zookeepers decided to turn one particular moment from Grady’s raptor whispering into a sensational meme.
Well, now Pratt has topped them all by appearing in a photo where he’s training even more cunning creatures of this world. And they’re not going to let him get away so easily. See Chris Pratt training raptors at a children’s hospital after the jump! Read More »
While there’s a lot of love out there for Jurassic World, one can’t help but wish that the massive blockbuster sequel was a little more loyal to the original Jurassic Park by having more practical dinosaur effects.
Digital effects bring most of the dinosaurs to life in Jurassic World, but at least one pivotal scene made use of an impressive animatronic apatosaurus, for what is probably the most believable dinosaur sequence in the entire movie. And now you can find out how they brought the apatosaurus to life. Watch the Jurassic World apatosaurus featurette after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
And now, some random sequel-related tidbits to usher you into the weekend. After the jump:
- Sorry, Princess Diaries 3 is not currently in the works
- Vin Diesel says The Last Witch Hunter 2 is happening
- Ron Perlman doesn’t want crowdfunding for Hellboy 3
- Preorder this Jurassic World limited edition gift set
- Revisit Jimmy Fallon‘s Jurassic World cameo
- Red Robin serves up a Terminator: Genisys burger
- Jay Baruchel shares a photo from the Goon sequel set
- Sinister 2 wishes everyone a happy Father’s Day
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