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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

A white character that has the darkest skin kid possible.

Spielberg has adopted two African-American kids himself, Theo and Mikaela. I think that's all that's about. Jeff Goldblum's character may also have adopted.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

So much negativity!

I adore the first film -- one of two candidates to my alltime favourite film, and I've seen it at least 30 times -- and am also totally in love with the other two. I just love the JP universe from end to end. I could stay there forever.

So I obviously don't agree with the review, nor most of the comments in this thread, but anyone's free to their opinion.

JURASSIC PARK 4-EVER!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Diederik   (Member)

Thanks for posting this! I also agree with this reviewer's take on the trilogy. I love the first film, like the second film and loath the third film.

It's fun to read that people absolutely hate part 2 and quite like part 3, a thing I just cannot understand. The third one was just one failure after another in almost every aspect of filmmaking, from scripting to execution. The second film did a lot well, but it also missed the boat in other departments. The first film I consider it to be close to being the perfect action-adventure film. If the fourth film will be any good: I am doubtful.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

JP3 while a flawed film, is at least entertaining in a "B" movie way with one of the coolest dino showdowns in film history. JP2 is an embarrassing mess in every department from script to screen. (IMHO)

I heartily agree with the first sentence!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Sam Neill > Jeff Goldblum. Nuff said.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sam Neill > Jeff Goldblum. Nuff said.

Couldn't disagree more. Goldblum is in my Top 5 favourite actor list of all time, and while he shines even more in the first film, he manages to keep and develop some of the character in the sequel too. I think THE LOST WORLD is a SERIOUSLY underrated film.

I'm surprised to see so much negativity in regards to no. 3 here. Usually, people tend to like this for its straight-forward B movie aesthetics combined with some rivetting action setpieces. My only quibble with the film is that it's TOO SHORT. But that's because I love the JP universe so much, I want to stay there as long as I possibly can. I could eat JURASSIC PARK for breakfast all my life.

JP4 can't come fast enough!

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Sam Neill > Jeff Goldblum. Nuff said.

Couldn't disagree more. Goldblum is in my Top 5 favourite actor list of all time, and while he shines even more in the first film, he manages to keep and develop some of the character in the sequel too.


He was ok in the first film but hugely annoying in the sequel. Top 5 really? He plays the same role every movie I see him in.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

As a Dino-nerd there are lots of things in the Jurassic Lark movies that bug me, Velociraptors that were twice as big as the real thing and no, that Utah-Raptor crap don't wash with me, in fact Spielberg should have called them Deinonychus and would have made it more accurate but hey, that name doesn't trip off the tongue like 'Raptor'. Then we have the Spinosaurus, a huge fish eater with it's flimsy skull beefed up to "Crocosaurus" dimensions attacked by a T-Rex ( which ignored it's huge feast to chase some nuggets that startled it, don't you just find it amazing that these giant beasts seem to have limitless energy when it comes to chasing humans? roll eyes ), Spino would have been killed as soon as T-Rex bit it's neck with it's massively powerful bite.

Anyway, I go along with some here that find JP3 a fun ride, it zips along and there's plenty of Dino-action, I find it far more entertaining than JP2 which has it's moments such as the T-Rex attack on the camp which is superb, unlike the trailer-vehicles attack where once the T-Rex's have finished with them goes into a what feels like an interminably long and boring rescue sequence, and I can barely bring myself to remember the attack on San Diego with ol'Rex rampaging around like a pygmy version of Godzilla.


There's plenty more beefs I have but I'll silently smile and soak up the many inaccuracies for the sake of story and spectacle. wink


I prefer THE LOST WORLD score over the 1st and 3rd scores, Williams really upped the ante on this one.

p.s. Henry, I'll watch the retrospective you posted later when I have time.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sam Neill > Jeff Goldblum. Nuff said.

Couldn't disagree more. Goldblum is in my Top 5 favourite actor list of all time, and while he shines even more in the first film, he manages to keep and develop some of the character in the sequel too.


He was ok in the first film but hugely annoying in the sequel. Top 5 really? He plays the same role every movie I see him in.


He subscribes to an acting ideology I like very much -- i.e. extreme realism. There are so many details in his acting and speech that 'naturalizes' whatever dialogue he's given. Of course, there are some quirks on that level too, but that's what makes him so great. To have those distinct trademarks, but still a lot of diversity in his output.

Annoying in the second? Can't believe we were watching the same film. To me, he's one of the major highlights of it.

Unlike Timmer, I have no particular interest in dinos. I obsess about these films for the mood on the one hand, and then the spectacular action setpieces on the other, and then the ebb and flow between them. It's an approach to filmmaking that is very close to my heart.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Part III was a lot of fun. Just a nifty adventure movie, crisply and tightly directed, with none of the pretensions (and the frequent lulls!) of the first two.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

A white character that has the darkest skin kid possible.

Spielberg has adopted two African-American kids himself, Theo and Mikaela. I think that's all that's about. Jeff Goldblum's character may also have adopted.


I have no problems with adopting kids of other races or interracial marriages. It was my understanding the girl was his biological daughter in the film. (Obviously the mother was African American) But the young actress just didn't look anything like a mix race child, much less have any features that said this was Ian Malcolm's daughter.

This film was also a few years after the Rodney King case and the inclusion of a dark skinned daughter was an obvious "can't the races love one another?" message from Spielberg. Nice message, but didn't belong in a dinosaur movie. Perhaps the worst part was there was no set up for this. In fact in the film, two characters even joke, "I don't see the resemblance". Or something to that effect.

Part III was a lot of fun. Just a nifty adventure movie, crisply and tightly directed, with none of the pretensions (and the frequent lulls!) of the first two.

This! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have no problems with adopting kids of other races or interracial marriages. It was my understanding the girl was his biological daughter in the film. (Obviously the mother was African American)

Really? I always thought it was an adopted child?

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I have no problems with adopting kids of other races or interracial marriages. It was my understanding the girl was his biological daughter in the film. (Obviously the mother was African American)

Really? I always thought it was an adopted child?


If so then my rant was all for not.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Unlike Timmer, I have no particular interest in dinos

...and yet you 'live, breath and eat' Jurassic Park movies? confused

Without the Dinos these films are nothing ( urm, plus they wouldn't be called Jurassic Park wink at least not in any way other than metaphor )

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Unlike Timmer, I have no particular interest in dinos

...and yet you 'live, breath and eat' Jurassic Park movies? confused

Without the Dinos these films are nothing ( urm, plus they wouldn't be called Jurassic Park wink at least not in any way other than metaphor )


I'm not sure about that. Replace the dinos with any other menace or creature, and I would still love them if the other things were retained.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I am left in a moment of bewilderment that people think The Lost World is a success as a film when its about bringing Dinosaurs back... as a conservation effort.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:15 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

JURASSIC PARK is tied for first with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK for my all time favorite movie.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

JURASSIC PARK is tied for first with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK for my all time favorite movie.

You really got to go out and see more movies then. Seriously!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Unlike Timmer, I have no particular interest in dinos

...and yet you 'live, breath and eat' Jurassic Park movies? confused

Without the Dinos these films are nothing ( urm, plus they wouldn't be called Jurassic Park wink at least not in any way other than metaphor )


I'm not sure about that. Replace the dinos with any other menace or creature, and I would still love them if the other things were retained.


Replace the Dinos with what exactly? What menace? What would fit? Without the ground-breaking Dinosaur work there wouldn't have been a 2nd or 3rd film let alone a 1st.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Unlike Timmer, I have no particular interest in dinos

...and yet you 'live, breath and eat' Jurassic Park movies? confused

Without the Dinos these films are nothing ( urm, plus they wouldn't be called Jurassic Park wink at least not in any way other than metaphor )


I'm not sure about that. Replace the dinos with any other menace or creature, and I would still love them if the other things were retained.


Replace the Dinos with what exactly? What menace? What would fit? Without the ground-breaking Dinosaur work there wouldn't have been a 2nd or 3rd film let alone a 1st.


Giant mutant man eating squirrels.

 
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