The Jurassic Park Series

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by gottenbold, May 25, 2018.

  1. FredHubbard

    FredHubbard Forum Resident

    the 3rd one is clearly the best. at least that's what the hash cookies told us whilst we watched it in the cinema.
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  2. CraigBic

    CraigBic Forum Resident

    New Zealand
    Jurassic Park is a classic, I'd probably include it in my top 10 films of all time. The Lost World I always thought was a good movie though others do not, the scene where the T-Rex attack the caravan is a master class in directing. Jurassic Park 3 was enjoyable enough on the big screen when I saw it for the first time but now I think it's a bit crap, I don't think I'd see it again unless there was a screening with a Joe Johnston Q and A following as that could be interesting to attend.
    As for the world movies, I'm not all that interested in them. The first one felt gave me the impression that they lost focus on the core story and I just haven't seen the most recent one.
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  3. SgtPepper1983

    SgtPepper1983 Forum Resident

    Berlin, Germany
    The first one is a cinematic masterpiece. Its conclusion and story, though, are so beautifully over at the end of JP that every subsequent sequel feels superfluous. Just like Jaws, this should have never been a franchise at all.
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  4. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

    Götaland, Sverige
    Any opinions on the soundmix for the first movie? Wasn't it the first theatrical 5.1 DTS mix at that time?

    I'm pretty sure that it's been remixed several times since then. Two different 7.1 mixes and later DTS:X from the top of my mind
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  5. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    I like the Lost World a lot as well, some great scenes like the caravan and the scene in the field with the raptors.
  6. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Near Seattle, WA
    I just watched Fallen Kingdom last night. What a mess. This movie absolutely did not need to exist.
  7. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    The first movie was truly a remarkable event, much like Gladiator was several years later. I've watched it recently and I still think it holds up. The second one I haven't seen in many years but I remember it as being OK, a bit redundant really. As @SgtPepper1983 says, the story should have been over after the first movie, there was surely enough evidence at that point that bringing dinosaurs back to life for entertainment was a very poor idea.

    The following movies were so poorly reviewed I've never bothered to see them. I've been tempted by the prospect of better CGI dinos, but when that's the motivation, it kinda comes up short.
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  8. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    The first Jurassic Park movie was great, though I'm kind of burnt out on it now after so many repeated viewings over the years (There was a period in the late 90s/early 2000s where it seemed like it was on TV every couple of hours!).

    The second ("Lost World") was meh.

    Jurassic Park III seems to get a lot of hate but I thought it was actually pretty good.

    The two Jurassic World flicks are basically remixes of "Jurassic Park's Greatest Hits," but they're watchable enough... Bryce Dallas Howard is purty...
  9. Matt Richardson

    Matt Richardson Forum Resident

    I did an ebike tour through there just last week. It's some very cool acreage, all privately owned. Many of the large props were left behind from the various film productions by request of the owner to encourage the tourist trade.

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  10. Brenald79

    Brenald79 Forum Resident

    That’s really cool. I’m tentatively planning Hawaii next September and want to do a tour there. Critchton’s my #1 author.
  11. The Hud

    The Hud Tuesday's Dead (New Music released on Fridays now)

    Would be cool if they made a movie that followed the book closer. I am thinking a animated movie the quality of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse would be a good way to go.
  12. Crabcakez

    Crabcakez Well-Known Member

    Baltimore Maryland
    This is awesome, I had no idea you could do this... now I know where my next vacation will be
  13. bostonscoots

    bostonscoots Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    I like the Jurassic Park films - mostly because I love dinosaurs - but once the buzz of their clever re-introduction (cloning) into our world from the first film wore off, the movies quickly fell into that well-worn cliche of people getting marooned on an island full of dinosaurs. Again...and again...and again. The dinosaurs are lulus - they're never less than spectacular - but every movie since the first Jurassic Park gets perfectly summed up by Jeff Goldblum in The Lost World - "There's oo-ing and ahh-ing and then there's running and screaming". Just add popcorn.

    Now, I'm on board for any movie with dinosaurs - but given the resumes of the filmmakers and the resources available to them, one would think they'd strive for something different than, say, The Land Unknown. Godzilla: King of the Monsters wasn't everyone's cup of G, but the filmmakers attempted to give the monsters a fuller context as - good or bad - defenders of the natural world fully capable of reversing the harm humans are causing the planet. And if we're nice, they might let us stay. Perhaps a missed plot point in the Jurassic Park movies is how well dinosaurs might thrive on an increasingly warmer, wetter planet.

    I'd hoped Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was something different - the trailer made it clear dinosaurs had escaped the island and existed "at large" in the modern world. I wasn't expecting dinosaur-powered armageddon - cool as it sounds - but live dinos reintroduced to America would keep local animal control and U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers pretty damn busy and be entertaining as hell to watch. Sadly, the invasive dinosaur threat is only teased at the end of Fallen Kingdom - on screen while Jeff Goldblum issues another stern warning about messing with Mother Nature before the credits roll. No fun.

    ...but someone else over at the JP brain trust has issues of co-existence on their mind, too.

  14. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

    United States
    The first is a classic obviously. I also really liked Jurassic World. Having the park open it was clinches it for me. So I watch those two as a duology and really enjoy them.

    Lost World could have been much better. I love the book.

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