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Hold on to your butts.
Dumb and Dumber was on earlier too! Day of days.
Spielbergo's finest hour.
I'd actually go so far as to put Last Crusade above it too.
Jaws is great but I prefer JP, probably for generational/nostalgic reasons.
Jaws is a better movie for sure and so is Raiders of the Lost Ark. I mean, Spielberg's made so many good movies it's not a big deal but it may be you need to watch Jaws a few more times.
but that's not all I consider when I think about my favourite Spielberg film. Mostly my opinion is due to the fact that dinosaurs are better than sharks. And with regards to ROTLA, I used to love that as a kid but when I returned to it recently I thought it had aged terribly.
i loved this film so much but ^this bit, i just felt confused by the flea circus bit. what a terrible idea.
was in The Social Network last year. Pointless fact for you.
BUT YOU ALL KNEW THAT ALREADY
But then I didn't think he was that good in the film whereas I'm surprised the Lex girl didn't go on to do loads of movies where they needed a teenage girl who wasn't terrible at acting.
Apparently in the book Tim is older than Lex but Spielberg had seen an audition tape for the boy when he was auditioning for Hook and felt he was too young for Hook but perfect for Jurassic Park. Because of this he decided to change it so that Lex was older than Tim.
I have that as an 'inspirational quote' by my desk at the moment!
But that's not what I'M gonna do.
When that guy is showing Dennis Nery the shaving foam cannister thing near the start, he opens cannister to which Nery reacts with delight and a high-pitched noise is heard, sort of like a squeal from one of my piglets. What I want to know is, is the squeal noise made by the cannister or Nery? To this day I still cannot tell.
I want to see him do it again.
He ruined everything.
I got to have a cackle at how much they jumped at the goat bit. :D
At the end of the movie, when they arrive at the helicopter to fly off the island, the truck they're in has mud which has covered some of the letters in the Jurassic Park logo so it reads: 'Ur Ass Park' apparently this was an inside joke amongst the crew with regards to the amount of people who get eaten by the dinosaurs.
How is that to do with the number of people eaten?
It was a pointless fact. But I got excited when I saw the truck it was in reference to.
Another pointless fact - Harrison Ford was set to play Alan, but dropped out last minute.
Also - Spielberg and Michael Crichton were in the middle of pre-production for another movie at the time which Spielberg decided to put on hold to do Jurassic Park. In the end when he came back to the project, he decided it would work better as a TV series than a movie - this being ER.
All I've heard about it is what you just wrote, but WOW that would have been lame.
Waited for the splattered jeep to come up yesterday, saw it but couldn't see what it was supposed to be. Now I'll have to watch it again.
Did anyone else notice that they cut out the bit where Ellie finds Samuel L Jackson's arm????
Does SLJ definitely crop it in this?
A massive plot hole in the second one made me retroactively hate the entire movie, even though, up until the plot hole appeared I had been mostly entertained.
Jurassic Park 2 - that plothole. How exactly did the crew of the ship become eaten when the only dinosaur on the ship was the tyrannosaur, which was in the hold, presumably smashed to the eyeballs on dino-smack.
No mention of other beasties on the boat. Pterodactyls wouldn't be able to get into the cabin of the boat, no velociraptors, and even if the T-Rex was able to get out of, then back into the hold, it's massive head wouldn't fit into the cabin to leave only an arm attached to the wheel. HOW? HOW DID IT HAPPEN? Bloody irritated me.
Anyway. That bit ruined the film for me.
Most of it, in fact.
WE MUSTN'T DISTURB THE TYRANNOSAURS
then take one back to the trailer thing. Idiots.
I guess Spielberg was hoping to make people think that Hook wasn't *that* bad. Everyone likes 1942 these days, right?
killed all the other crew members and then got eaten by the dino while he was celebrating his murders that he had done (on the crew (of the boat))
One of the crew murdered all the rest with the view of stealing the slumbering T-Rex and selling it on, only to be eaten whilst checking on his bounty.
if the murderer was in the hold checking on his bounty? How did he get munched then???
I always assumed that it went on a rampage, but thinking about it that's not plausible either.
He couldn't have cut it off, jammed the trap door shut and then dove in to get munched?
I don't even really remember the bit we're talking about. It was probably a ghost. Or the murderer was crazy strong or something. I don't know. Please leave me be.
then eaten by the T-Rex as confusion and terror reigned.
That'd be hot.
Although my theory is:
Denver goes nuts, thrashing about and that, and takes out a couple of the people people. Fearing that the dino could break free, the captain makes it a main priority to restrain the angry beast, and throws more manpower at it. More people eaten/crushed. Eventually, there is only the captain, who rips off his top and starts wrestling with the green monster, only to be devoured. This can only have happend at the very end of the voyage howver, as the ship was steered right on course.
Dr Unfamiliar, the phones are working
Apparently it featured super-intelligent, gun-wielding dinosaurs fighting crime.
It seemed very daft.
Its difficult to get your head raptor round that
Which would be highly entertaining. They could then follow it up with a spin off movie about a team of highly intelligent rogue spy velociraptors, (one of which is a ninja), fighting other worldly, or other-dimensional, threats to Earth.
MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
should feature a one-armed badass Sam Jackson who survived to live 'til this day on Isla Nebula (or whatever it's called) beating up dinosaurs to stay alive.
Apparently they're talking about a fourth film that may be a 'reboot' :-/
you didn't say the magic word."
I like that they blew their budget so couldnt do the big scene at the end.
I would like to but it's the sort of film that ITV2 get to show and therefore ruin.
is when the raptor picks up the egg with its teeth and trots off. There's something really hilarious about it. I've tried doing it with a normal egg, it's really hard.
I'm trying to find a pic/vid of the beavis and butthead laugh the kid does at the end on the helicopter. No luck.
I just like William H Macy being generally useless. As if he bagged Tea Leoni.
I kept wanting her to be ripped to bits by the heroic velociraptors.
I also wanted the film to be recut to the POV of the velociraptor family devastated by the kidnapping of their young. Kind of like that film Ransom, or Taken, but with more teeth.
However the phone ringing in the dinosaur's belly was proper ace, as were the scenes they cut from the original book in the first one, such as the aviary pterodactyl attacks and the escape down the waterfall. Just to see those scenes (the two best bits in the book_ brought to life on screen made it worthwhile.
I'd rather watch 3 than 2, barring the scenes where they hunt the raptors and the trailer is hanging over the cliff edge.
with the aerial shot showing the raptors silently creeping up on the humans, is great. In fact JP2 has loads of good bits.
I'm probably doing it wrong.
I'm totally undecided on those shitty little dinosaurs though. The pre-film hype was all about 'You thought the raptors were scary!' and how these little shits were more terrifying because they look so unassuming.
In theory, I like this idea. In reality, even when they guy is set on by 100 of them a bit of me is thinking 'I could still have you...'
They were rubbish dinosaurs.
I'm not really /that/ scared of something I could bite the head off of.
Also where the 2 t-rex pull the one guy apart.
PULLED APART BY DINOSAURS.
Show a little respect, man.
He was on holiday from the White House. Might have to take extended leave LOLOL.
I really do hate that man.
might make the switch myself
I did. The storyboards at the back were properly ace.
I think a big part of the films success was that logo too.
Films often do better when you have an ownable brand mark to emblazon across merchandise, such as the Ghostbusters logo, Scream mask, Bat symbol, airplane tied in a knot, Evolution logo... Oh, wait, not that last one...
But yeah. I think film makers are missing a trick by not giving their films decent symbols or shorthand marks wherever appropriate.
upon making such an awesome concept look so unbelievably lame