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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby chicaneuk » Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:57 am

Were there any nods to SGI anywhere? Was hoping there might be some workstations pictured on a desk, etc etc but I figure that'd be too much to hope for!
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby shyouko » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:37 am

I read the heroine ran all the time with her heels throughout the movie...

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby pentium » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:20 pm

Jesus this movie ran away. It's generated $1 billion globally already. :shock:
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby Oskar45 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:54 am

pentium wrote:Jesus this movie ran away. It's generated $1 billion globally already. :shock:

That's because those who still believe that humans & dinos once lived together think it's a must-see Discovery Channel reality show ... :lol:
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby guardian452 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:47 am

Just saw this film, it was pretty shitty. Good analogy to that monster they cooked up: noisier and with more teeth, but... not really a dinosaur.

In IMAX three-dee, of course ! (which is where you sit in the same theater and look at the same screen as normal but they turn the sound volume up a bit for an extra $2, still, totally worth it :)

Despite spending a lot of time on the setup, we didn't get to see all that much of the park. From what we did see, it seemed like a pretty poor experience. Piss-poor crowd control and layout. Maybe they should have hired a consultant who actually... knew how to run a theme park :shock: Which is disappointing because Universal's park is one of my favorites. It's like they were trying to make a depressing and poorly managed version of Disneyland. Which is great, except we didn't get to see very much of it. Lots of avenues for plot twists here that they didn't bother with. Why not have an evacuation plan of sorts (of course they would) and then have it go wrong, etc? Example, Disney has the famous underground tunnels and bunker for worker transportation and also enough provisions to support a capacity population for years if there is a catastrophe..

chicaneuk wrote:Were there any nods to SGI anywhere? Was hoping there might be some workstations pictured on a desk, etc etc but I figure that'd be too much to hope for!
There was of course product placement for computers just like in the first film. Substitute SGI and Thinking Machine for Samsung, and you are in business. :) There were nods to the first film, some old props were bandied about, etc. They made a point of talking about the original Jurassic Park to be a taboo. I never saw JP 2 or 3, so there may have been more references there. Most 90s cartoons have thicker plots. The special effects were great but that's a bad excuse for not having a plot.

It is about on par with most movies put out nowadays, lots of flash and dazzle but no story. It is a good movie if you don't care about story, characters, subplot, etc, etc. If you just want to see dinosaurs in a kinda crappy and overcrowded theme park, without too much of the theme park, this is your film.

I'm sure Disney will manage about the same with the new Star Wars. (If they wanted to do it right, they would take the story from the Thrawn series and make that a new film trilogy. Rather than.... a story that wouldn't have made it as a clone wars episode. But that's just IMO of course)

shyouko wrote:I read the heroine ran all the time with her heels throughout the movie...
:D Substitute "heels" for 7" stilletos, and add "the 1600M Olympic finals while being eaten by dinosaurs" after "ran" for a better effect :lol:


a comment from a few months ago:
The released trailers have clearly shown their is only one major threat so far. Hopefully there is more.
Park is open.
Crazy carnivore gets loose.
Park collapses.
Carnivore is somehow eaten by large aquatic dino.
The End.
I hope I'm mistaken, but it appears too predictable at this point.


Just about sums it up. :)

Also, it took too long for the fat American businessman to be eaten, but there was a collective "finally" in the theater when he was. Yet he was no villain, just an idiot.

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby VenomousPinecone » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:09 am

pentium wrote:The movie inspired me. :mrgreen:

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:03 am

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shyouko wrote:I read the heroine ran all the time with her heels throughout the movie...
:D Substitute "heels" for 7" stilletos, and add "the 1600M Olympic finals while being eaten by dinosaurs" after "ran" for a better effect :lol:

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby hamei » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:10 am

Due to guardian's ruthess review, we saw San Andreas last night instead. It left me wondering :

Do helicopters really have "Hover" buttons ? If so, why not add "Forward", "Back", "Left" and "Right" buttons and get rid of the $100,000/year pilot ?

Are search-and-rescue guys stupid enough to put their right arm underneath a car hanging vertically by a thread ? The only machinery movers dumb enough to do that are named Lefty.

Are the special effects people capable of making rolling motions ? In both earthquakes I've seen (8.4 and 6.9) the ground rolls, not jerks. And you can't run on it. You can barely walk. And buildings sway twist and break, they don't explode from the inside out. Plus un-reinforced masonry has been illegal in the Bay Area for decades even in one-story buildings.

Should something be done about steroids in Hollywood ? Steve Reeves was bad enough but these cardboard cutouts are over the top.

I haven't stolen a car since 1975, but doesn't everything have steering locks now ?

The rift down the middle of the state ... uhh, yeah. Nice. But could the cgi guys please put a little jog in it here and there next time they do that ? It's ridiculous enough without being straight as an arrow.

Gravity. I'm not current on earthquake science but is gravity suspended for the duration ? The 250 foot high tsunami which hit SF ... after it destroyed everything, wouldn't the water have receded back into the Bay ? As in, immediately ? If you've ever driven up Divisadero you know the city is not exactly flat.

Has anyone here tried to swim with boots on ? Or is that reserved for cardboard cutouts ?

The flag ... gag me with a spoon. But the line about "FEMA, the National Guard, and all our disaster preparedness teams are rushing to the site" made me burst out laughing. Just like Katina ...

Tinfoil beanie bonus question : several seismology experts have explained that with modern buildings, this kind of thing is practically impossible. Modern buildings are very strong and resistant to these kinds of events.

So would one of these earthquake experts like to explain building 7 at the world trade center again ? You can't have your cake and eat it too.

With a 110 million dollar budget, was there not enough money to have a normal human being with two eyes preview this thing ? Or do they make it silly on purpose, so we know it's just a ridiculous movie instead of something to be worried about ?

It was kinda fun to watch tho. No blood and gore, nice enough people, fair amount of bouncing boobies, even the villain was just a cowardly doofus. And the hero stole a helicopter, a truck, an airplane and a boat, all in one movie. Not too bad :D
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:31 pm

hamei wrote:Do helicopters really have "Hover" buttons ? If so, why not add "Forward", "Back", "Left" and "Right" buttons and get rid of the $100,000/year pilot ?


They do, and you can even get a miniature version for yourself... I have one like this... http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/Crazyf ... -1365.html

Due to guardian's ruthess review, we saw San Andreas last night instead. It left me wondering :
eeeh... it was not a *good* movie, but still worth seeing. Not up to the standards set by JP but on par with any of the other movies out right now.

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby pentium » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:05 am

Considering how many movies like that exist, I just called it "another B movie."
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby Oskar45 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:48 am

Some of them old Godzilla & Co. movies are still more fun... :D
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby Nuke » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:46 am

It was okay. I expected worse, so it was decent.

The actual connection to the original Jurassic canon (InGen itself) was very contrived; that's the biggest thing that bothered me. It was so contrived I was wondering if InGen was just included as some company's name as a nod to the original.

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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:13 pm

For the new lego game you get to use a sort of lego-fsn in the control room scene from the original movie... which is very cute :D
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Re: About that Jurassic World thing...

Unread postby scottE » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:26 pm

pentium wrote:The movie inspired me. :mrgreen:

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The movie is otherwise....okay, but I'd rather not spoil it for Nekochanners who of all people should be watching a Jurassic Park movie by default.


That's hilarious! (But not perfect, as Venomous Pinecone basically made the joke I wanted to make.)

I did finally see this movie. I think I forgot 99% of it immediately thereafter.

So. Yeah.

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