Jurassic Park Series (1993 - present)

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  • Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I know there's a prologue they took out of the film because the movie was running long and they had already released it as part of the film's marketing, sort of like The Dark Knight. I never watched it because I was waiting to experience it in the film for the first time. That sure worked out, huh? Lol.

    But I've heard it somehow makes more sense out of the T-rex and the Gigantosaurus randomly brawling at the end and helps set up some other dinosaurs that got pretty brief screen time.

    It sounds like removing the prologue probably wasn't the best move for the film as a whole. Anyway, I'll be interested to see how the new scenes impact the overall experience.
  • NoTimeToLiveNoTimeToLive Jamaica
    edited August 2022 Posts: 46
    Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I don't. This movie has to be one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen, I'd dare say that even The Rise of Skywalker had better a writing and acting than this. And that is coming from someone who despised the Sequel Trilogy. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are masterpieces compared to Jurassic World: Dominion, and I've never even liked those two movies.

    The idea that the T-Rex and the Gigantosaurus hated each other and fought each other because they had a shared backstory as if these were moustache-twirling villains instead of wild animals is even more stupid than the "somehow Palpatine returned" line, which at least got an explanation in the tie-in novel. This is just plain stupid and so is Trevorrow for even suggesting it. Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
    Posts: 1,560
    Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.

    Goodness gracious!

    I suppose Jurassic Park may be a "deep" and "thought-provoking" film if one's thoughts are generally swimming in a very shallow pool.

  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 22,005
    Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I don't. This movie has to be one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen, I'd dare say that even The Rise of Skywalker had better a writing and acting than this. And that is coming from someone who despised the Sequel Trilogy. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are masterpieces compared to Jurassic World: Dominion, and I've never even liked those two movies.

    The idea that the T-Rex and the Gigantosaurus hated each other and fought each other because they had a shared backstory as if these were moustache-twirling villains instead of wild animals is even more stupid than the "somehow Palpatine returned" line, which at least got an explanation in the tie-in novel. This is just plain stupid and so is Trevorrow for even suggesting it. Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.

    @NoTimeToLive
    I, personally, think Jurassic Park is a masterpiece. However, I don't expect everyone else to think so too, and neither should you. Furthermore, arguments that are phrased as "anyone who does(n't) think ... is stupid" are unwelcome on this forum, especially when they are about our taste in films. I admire your passion, just keep it polite, will you? @ProfJoeButcher is completely entitled to his opinion. And he is not, in any way, "stupid". Debate the man's points, not the man.
  • NoTimeToLiveNoTimeToLive Jamaica
    Posts: 46
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I don't. This movie has to be one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen, I'd dare say that even The Rise of Skywalker had better a writing and acting than this. And that is coming from someone who despised the Sequel Trilogy. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are masterpieces compared to Jurassic World: Dominion, and I've never even liked those two movies.

    The idea that the T-Rex and the Gigantosaurus hated each other and fought each other because they had a shared backstory as if these were moustache-twirling villains instead of wild animals is even more stupid than the "somehow Palpatine returned" line, which at least got an explanation in the tie-in novel. This is just plain stupid and so is Trevorrow for even suggesting it. Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.

    @NoTimeToLive
    I, personally, think Jurassic Park is a masterpiece. However, I don't expect everyone else to think so too, and neither should you. Furthermore, arguments that are phrased as "anyone who does(n't) think ... is stupid" are unwelcome on this forum, especially when they are about our taste in films. I admire your passion, just keep it polite, will you? @ProfJoeButcher is completely entitled to his opinion. And he is not, in any way, "stupid". Debate the man's points, not the man.

    I never said those who like the movie are stupid. I said the movie itself is stupid. Nothing wrong with liking it, I like several stupid movies such as American Pie, Idiocracy and Project X, the latter being maybe my favourite movie ever but still a stupid movie.
    Therefore, you can't be surprised if a movie like Jurassic World: Dominion receives negative reviews as it is objectively bad.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
    edited August 2022 Posts: 1,560
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I don't. This movie has to be one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen, I'd dare say that even The Rise of Skywalker had better a writing and acting than this. And that is coming from someone who despised the Sequel Trilogy. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are masterpieces compared to Jurassic World: Dominion, and I've never even liked those two movies.

    The idea that the T-Rex and the Gigantosaurus hated each other and fought each other because they had a shared backstory as if these were moustache-twirling villains instead of wild animals is even more stupid than the "somehow Palpatine returned" line, which at least got an explanation in the tie-in novel. This is just plain stupid and so is Trevorrow for even suggesting it. Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.

    @NoTimeToLive
    I, personally, think Jurassic Park is a masterpiece. However, I don't expect everyone else to think so too, and neither should you. Furthermore, arguments that are phrased as "anyone who does(n't) think ... is stupid" are unwelcome on this forum, especially when they are about our taste in films. I admire your passion, just keep it polite, will you? @ProfJoeButcher is completely entitled to his opinion. And he is not, in any way, "stupid". Debate the man's points, not the man.

    I never said those who like the movie are stupid. I said the movie itself is stupid. Nothing wrong with liking it, I like several stupid movies such as American Pie, Idiocracy and Project X, the latter being maybe my favourite movie ever but still a stupid movie.
    Therefore, you can't be surprised if a movie like Jurassic World: Dominion receives negative reviews as it is objectively bad.

    Well you did suggest a bizarre dichotomy between being stupid and finding profundity in Jurassic Park. As someone who doesn't find anything thought-provoking or deep about characters speaking the themes of a film out loud in monologues, I assume you're including me in there!

    Also, I don't know why a movie that knows it is about stupid things is itself stupid. I don't think "Idiocracy" is really a stupid movie, and I'm not sure why a movie that is stupid, knowingly or not, would be "objectively bad". You don't have any real premises behind your conclusions.
  • NoTimeToLiveNoTimeToLive Jamaica
    edited August 2022 Posts: 46
    Subtle and deep are too different things. You may say the movie is not subtle since those themes are outright spelt to the viewers, but that doesn't make the themes themselves not deep.

    Also, you guys are really wasting a long time to defend such a stupid movie like this. It's the only forum where I've seen something like that happen, every single comment I've read about this movie was all but negative because everyone else realised how bad this movie is. At least movies like QoS/SP/NTTD or TFA/TLJ/TROS or even the prequel trilogy have their share of fans despite being (mostly or often) panned by critics and fans, but people on this site are the only one I've ever met who enjoyed this travesty of a movie. What do you even gain by defending it?
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 22,005
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Maybe the forthcoming extended version will help.

    https://collider.com/jurassic-world-dominion-extended-edition-blu-ray-review/

    (I obviously share the writer's bafflement at JW:D's reviews)

    I don't. This movie has to be one of the worst blockbusters I've ever seen, I'd dare say that even The Rise of Skywalker had better a writing and acting than this. And that is coming from someone who despised the Sequel Trilogy. The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are masterpieces compared to Jurassic World: Dominion, and I've never even liked those two movies.

    The idea that the T-Rex and the Gigantosaurus hated each other and fought each other because they had a shared backstory as if these were moustache-twirling villains instead of wild animals is even more stupid than the "somehow Palpatine returned" line, which at least got an explanation in the tie-in novel. This is just plain stupid and so is Trevorrow for even suggesting it. Anyone who's seen the first Jurassic Park movie (or read Chricton's amazing novel) and believes the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster instead of a thought-provoking film with deep themes about environment, chaos theory, determinism, human megalomany and narcissism is stupid.

    @NoTimeToLive
    I, personally, think Jurassic Park is a masterpiece. However, I don't expect everyone else to think so too, and neither should you. Furthermore, arguments that are phrased as "anyone who does(n't) think ... is stupid" are unwelcome on this forum, especially when they are about our taste in films. I admire your passion, just keep it polite, will you? @ProfJoeButcher is completely entitled to his opinion. And he is not, in any way, "stupid". Debate the man's points, not the man.

    I never said those who like the movie are stupid. I said the movie itself is stupid.

    I never suggested so either, @NoTimeToLive. You clearly wrote "Anyone who... ... ... is stupid", not "The film is stupid," and I have politely asked you to refrain from such statements. People who have seen the first Jurassic Park and do believe the original was just a "switch your brain off" blockbuster (I'm using your words here), is not stupid, just a person with an opinion about the first JP that is as legit as yours or mine.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
    edited August 2022 Posts: 1,560
    Subtle and deep are too different things. You may say the movie is not subtle since those themes are outright spelt to the viewers, but that doesn't make the themes themselves not deep.

    I don't know if they're "too different", but they are definitely two different things.

    Chaos theory is a pretty deep topic indeed, but it's very debatable how well the events of Jurassic Park (novel or book) actually illustrate the concept. I love both the book and film, but I don't think Crichton or the filmmakers effectively make the case that running such a theme park would be impossible because of the butterfly effect and whatnot. The disastrous events in the story are traceable to forseeable consequences of specific bad decisions. The themes don't tie themselves to the plot as well as they maybe could have.
    Also, you guys are really wasting a long time to defend such a stupid movie like this. It's the only forum where I've seen something like that happen, every single comment I've read about this movie was all but negative because everyone else realised how bad this movie is. At least movies like QoS/SP/NTTD or TFA/TLJ/TROS or even the prequel trilogy have their share of fans despite being (mostly or often) panned by critics and fans, but people on this site are the only one I've ever met who enjoyed this travesty of a movie. What do you even gain by defending it?

    :))
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    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
    Posts: 19,469
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.
  • Posts: 12,436
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
    Posts: 19,469
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 3,050
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.

    I think it’s a worldwide problem at the moment. You can about the movie though that they spared no expense for the customers who wanted to see these dinosaurs.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
    Posts: 19,469
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.

    I think it’s a worldwide problem at the moment. You can about the movie though that they spared no expense for the customers who wanted to see these dinosaurs.

    True I can be a reckless spender though I have been more mindful of late with expendable cash. I look forward to the film, though will wait till its cheaper based on the reviews.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 3,050
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.

    I think it’s a worldwide problem at the moment. You can about the movie though that they spared no expense for the customers who wanted to see these dinosaurs.

    True I can be a reckless spender though I have been more mindful of late with expendable cash. I look forward to the film, though will wait till its cheaper based on the reviews.

    There’s a hidden JP joke in my quote as well.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
    Posts: 19,469
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.

    I think it’s a worldwide problem at the moment. You can about the movie though that they spared no expense for the customers who wanted to see these dinosaurs.

    True I can be a reckless spender though I have been more mindful of late with expendable cash. I look forward to the film, though will wait till its cheaper based on the reviews.

    There’s a hidden JP joke in my quote as well.

    From the legendary Sir Richard Attenborough from the first film.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 3,050
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    MaxCasino wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    RogueAgent wrote: »
    Yet to see Dominion yet, looking forward to it. Had no idea they were pre-planning a further set of movies?

    Likewise not seen it, I refuse to pay £15.99 on Amazon Prime Home Cinema @-) I will wait till the price drops for Rental.

    I am at least a couple of weeks away yet still. A sign of the world we live in currently.

    Yeah UK prices on all things are ridiculous at the moment.

    I think it’s a worldwide problem at the moment. You can about the movie though that they spared no expense for the customers who wanted to see these dinosaurs.

    True I can be a reckless spender though I have been more mindful of late with expendable cash. I look forward to the film, though will wait till its cheaper based on the reviews.

    There’s a hidden JP joke in my quote as well.

    From the legendary Sir Richard Attenborough from the first film.

    👍🤓
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns The Bright Side of the Road.
    Posts: 19,469
    Jurassic World Dominion I finally watched the film, I opted for the Extended version in 4K.

    Its a mixed bag, its way too contrived and literally every human should have died ten times over. Saying that I think its the best film in the Jurassic World Trilogy simply for entertainment value. The film clearly illustrates that Sam Neil and Laura Dern should have returned for the first Jurassic World film.

    Going forward they need to get new people in to make these films across the board, the scripts and direction in this trilogy have been average at best.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 12,119
    Just watching Dominion. A fun thing for Bond fans: when Alan and Ellie arrive at an airstrip to take a helicopter to BioSyn's HQ you can see the Skyfleet 747 from Casino Royale in the background! They must have shot this bit at Dunsfold.
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