Jurassic Park Video Essay

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a Jurassic Park video essay on how the themes of the film (and book) also allow for characters to have interesting and opposing viewpoints. Plus, go for a ride in the Batcopter from the Batman television series from 1966, and check out 10 minutes from Wes Anderson‘s stop-motion animated film Isle of Dogs.

First up, Fox Searchlight has released 10 minutes from Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated canine adventure Isle of Dogs. The film is now available on digital, and it will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 17. If you haven’t yet seen the movie, this might help you decide if it’s worth renting or not.

Next up, a new video essay from Lessons from the Screenplay explores how Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and screenwriter David Koepp use the theme as the DNA of the story, creating interesting characters with opposing viewpoints that explore the question at the heart of the film: Is everything we call “progress” actually progress?

Finally, SyFy talks to a man who restored the original Batcopter from the Batman television series and movie from 1966 and now allows fans to take rides in the iconic vehicle. There have been some changes from the vehicle’s appearance on screen though, but that’s for a very good reason, and it’s explained clearly in the video.

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