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JURASSIC PARK QUATTRO - Guess who will be back!

Published at: Sept. 19, 2003, 12:12 p.m. CST

Hey folks, Harry here... Ok... what do we know about JURASSIC PARK 4 so far? We know that hotter than J. Lo's ass Writer William Monahan has been writing the script from an original story by Stephen Spielberg. We know that it will not take place in the jungle or any "green" environment. We know that Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum are on board. We know that Stan Winston's crew are in heavy design mode for the film. We know that there should be a ton of new breeds of dinos, and that Steven has apparently been mining Crichton's original novel for more unused material ( the river sequence? ) Lastly... we know it is set for SUMMER 2005. Well now we know this...

Hi. I was listening to BBC 5 radio station and Sir Richard Attenborough (sp) was talking about his career etc. He stated that Steven Speilberg had contacted him about Jurassic Park 4, which SIr Richard said he would do.

Onks.

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  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    by Call me Kenneth

    Please make it stop!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Who cares?

    by werttrew

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:16 p.m. CST

    The only way this is worthwhile:

    by FluffyUnbound

    The original novel ended with the raptors escaping the island by stowing away and overcoming their amino acid deficiency by eating chickens and babies in the Costa Rican highlands. The film should be set in Central America where the raptors are out of control and taking over. Sort of a dino/zombie flick.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:16 p.m. CST

    ???

    by Nicky Butane

    Ass much as I want to bitch about this, I'll be there on opening weekend......sigh...

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park IV should be set underwater, or at a water-based t

    by dirtyapes

    Make it Jurassic Park meets Deep Blue Sea. We need to see the aquatic dinosaurs. That cloning corporation could decide that water-based dinosaurs are much easier to control, and then Malcolm gently reminds them, no, fucking w/ nature is fucking w/ nature, and then all hell breaks loose. In the end, Jaws saves Malcolm and Grant from getting devoured.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum and Steven Speilberg

    by JackDonkey

    Wow, I'm going to have to keep track of the theaters this one is playing at because I won't want to be reminded that it exists.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Summer 2005: Episode III, Indy 4, JP 4...Could be the best summe

    by Atticus Finch

    I think best.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Simon West?

    by riskebiz

    If Simon Wests sucks so bad, how is it he keeps getting work on films like this? Do you think Speilberg would say "Hmmm.... Fourth film in the series .... I'm thinking I should get that international film criminal/hack Simon West for this one..."? Seems kind of odd.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:32 p.m. CST

    need lots of gymnastics in this one

    by ScreamingPenis

    for sure

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Going to be fantastic!

    by DavidCamp

    Goldblum, Attenborough, Neill...the old gang together again. And by the way, Simon West ISN'T the director.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:41 p.m. CST

    well... let's see...

    by Hobbitastic

    Simon West directing? Yeah, that's SURE to take the bad taste of JP III out of our mouths. Let's follow up a poor sequel with one that has even LESS going for it, with a third-rate Tony Scott directing. I'll wait for DVD.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Re: dirtyapes...

    by Hobbitastic

    I think you're on to something about the JP/Deep Blue Sea fusion. Get Samuel L. Jackson in the underwater park. Sam shows up halfway through the movie with one arm, explains how he survived the attack in the first movie by living off of leaves for years, he explains that he knows the dinosaurs' one weakness and before he can lead the people to safety, he gets eaten by a shark. THAT will get me to see this.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:46 p.m. CST

    I see...

    by BigPoppi

    So will this JP have the ending that JPIII didn't?

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:46 p.m. CST

    "J. Lo's ass writer"

    by greatczersghost

    Now I wonder how much he gets paid, because that's a hell of a job.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I thought this story would be about the return of the diloposaur

    by WesReviews

    Sigh. Maybe in JP5, I guess.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Attenborough on his deathbed in LOST WORLD?

    by Mosquito March

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I thought Richard Attenborough was dead

    by Archduke_Chocula

    Shows what little I know.........

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:07 p.m. CST

    2005 should prove to be another shitfest year...

    by MisterGrimloch

    since the Peter "look at me, i'm a director who has no ideas of his own, beyond poorly adapting a long, overrated bore of a novel and then following that up with a remake of a 1933 classic monster film about a giant ape" Jackass, sure to be overpraised shit-mess "King Kong" will be released. (probably around Christmas again, to offer the pretense that this film is somehow "prestige", and needs to be presented as Oscar bait, much like the LOTR trilogy of shit) also, we have a 60+ year old Harrison Ford prancing around as Indiana Jones, the title character of the most moronic trilogy of films ever made (yes, that even includes the aformentioned LOTR dungpile.) about an archaeologist who goes in search of broken pieces of wood that, when glued together, resemble funny artifacts that are mentioned in some comedy novel written thousands of years ago. then, we have the same director of the Indiana Jones messes producing yet another "dinosaur" movie, this time with the moron who dropped a turd and called it "The Time Machine" (yet ANOTHER fucked up remake) directing. these films stopped having any chance of being decent when Steven Shitberg decided to remove all of the balls that the original novel had (and trust me, that novel had very few moments of actual quality) and instead turn in a toothless, shoddy family picture that laughably had children miraculously escaping being ripped to shreds and crying out in utter pain and terror while their bowels were removed with ferocity, causing a much deserved death for those two little snot-faced fucks. all of this, and any of you dickless neanderthals DARE to comment negatively on EPISODE III?

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Oh come on, we all know there's only one place for this story to

    by rev_skarekroe

    It worked for Hellraiser. It worked for Jason. It worked for the Leprauchan. Hell, it even worked for Gilligan's Island and Josie and the Pussycats. That's right, look for Jurassic Park 4: Dinosaurs in Outer Space, coming soon to a theatre or drice-in near you! sk

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Dude, Harry, The Whole Simon West thing is a joke...

    by MovieshackGuy

    Last April there was a big ol april fools joke on Dan's Jp3 Page about JP4 being directed by Simon West, then it somehow got on IMDB... SO.. fear not, AICN Talkbackers, he is not going to Direct!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:18 p.m. CST

    DINOSAURS vs. KUNG FU!!!!!!

    by OgieOglethorpe

    Stan Winston's dinosaurs vs. Wo Ping's Wire FU! --- To hell with vampires & werewolvs... THIS would be some Serious Highbrow Entertainment!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:26 p.m. CST

    I finally get to repost this: "J4: Moon Madness"

    by grillskill

    J4: Moon Madness I first came up with the idea of Moon Madness while sitting through Lost World. All you need is Richard Attenborough in the trailer being interrogated over the previous incidents and he casually mentions that he also had a secret lab on the moon. A secret Chinese moon landing goes amok when they find an abandoned lab, and are then attacked by a new species designed for life in space, Moonasaurus. Steven Seagal leads a rag-tag group of Glouchester fishermen to save the Chinese Cosmonauts. The fishermen are made up of Michael Dudikoff, Joe Lara, Brian "Stone Cold" Bosworth, and Sammo Hung. Albert Pyun must direct or no deal Spielberg. I forgot to mention that for obvious reasons that this time its personal for Sammo Hung.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Goldblum is the man

    by AlwaysThere

    Too bad that he likes those damn Apple computers.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:36 p.m. CST

    STEVEN NOT STEPHEN

    by JimmyRabbit

    and Harry calls himself a movie lover

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:39 p.m. CST

    DINOSAUR ATTACKS would make for a great gory dinosaur flick!!!

    by godoffireinhell

    What they really need to do is forget about Crichton's novel and film the 1988 trading card series from Topps called "Dinosaur Attacks"!!! Those cards were gory as all hell and just kicked all kinds of ass. You can check out all of them here: http://www.fscwv.edu/users/rheffner/dinoweb/indexfront.htm or if you want a great example, how about this one: http://www.fscwv.edu/users/rheffner/dinoweb/front5.htm ??? Or this one: http://www.fscwv.edu/users/rheffner/dinoweb/front23.htm or maybe this one: http://www.fscwv.edu/users/rheffner/dinoweb/front31.htm ??? You get the picture. They are pretty much all awesome and would make on insanely ass-kicking film. Of course the problem is thagt it would cost 60+ millions and would loose the whole PG crowd. So fucking what! Horror and gore rule the box office almost every week now so what is keeping them? Bah, I say let Spielberg make his cookie-cutter cutsey dino family entertainment blockbusters if he wants. What we need is for someone like Paul Verhoeven to direct a film based on "Dinosaurs Attack". Hell, Tim Burton directed an adaptation of a trading card set in the past, why should it not be done again, and so much better? This stuff has the potential to be greatest, geekiest, fantasy-sci-fi-horror-gore flick EVER!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:53 p.m. CST

    JP4: on ice

    by sirlaughsalot85

    If it's not taking place on a green environment then it'll probably happen somewhere in the snow, so that they can either clone or thaw out some woolly mammoths and sabertoothed tigers and other things.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I thought they said Hammond had died in JP3

    by MCVamp

    Maybe he'll be on video, old discovered footage and such, explaining why the sure to be outrageous premise of JP4 makes perfect sense.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:04 p.m. CST

    I hope he's mining the books

    by godric

    There was some stuff in the 2nd J-Park book that was incredible--he should use the raptor/motorcycle chase when the raptors have that kid in the cage...hard to film, but it would be cool! And Harry, you poet you, with your J. Lo metaphors...ah, the fine arts.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I'm actually lying out of my teeth

    by RayStanz

    This post is not really relevant to JP4 except by the dimmest of connections: David Koep, who penned jp1. He also adapted Carlito's Way. You see, I've just watched Carlito again for the third or possibly fourth (I don't think so) time and then I thought I'd go check it out on IMDB just to let the accolades wash over me and enhance the buzz I'm still feeling. Instead what I get from the goddamn opinions section in IMDBpro is four or five IDENTICAL reviews of Carlito. They are all IDENTICAL in the excruciatingly patronising tone they take with De Palma. It's all: grow up, leave the guns, forget the mayhem, P.A. Miller sucks, what's with the gore, this film is about nothing, Al Pacino can't do puertorican, Sean Penn is "watchable", the film is too long. You're good at a couple of things, Mr. De Palma. But you're not really worth our while unless you turn yourself into something you're not, which we, the holy gods of the seventh art, think you ought to be, something like Ron Howard or I don't fucking know, Bob Z. (whom I also dearly love for his own thang). Honestly, I really feel for Mr. De Palma. I think a director does need guidance and relying on just Box Office to point the way, appears to be the shortest route down the path of diminishing returns that has mummified so many of our favourite directors. But criticism like this is bound to confuse a director: how can a work like this be dismissed so glibly when others are elevated to masterpiece. I mean I dig the Usual Suspects, I REALLY love it, but Critics...ah shucks. What pisses me off is that these people, Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Post, they are (or were, in 93) such unadulterated, stupid, stupid snobs. And I don't mean as in they're people who don't bow down beneath their own standards, I mean as in people who's only standard is set by what they think their whitebread readers would want them to condemn. Honestly, it was only 1993, but reading that stuff feels like, oh I don't know, some other, more prurient time. I mean this was under Clinton, for chrissakes. There was no Ashcroft then, was there? I dunno, I'm European. Whatever. These reviews, all of 'em, even the most merciful ("merciful", mind you, and this is Carlito's Way, we're talking about, not Destiny Turns on the Radio or Outhouse of the Dead), anyway even the most merciful cannot help but put the film down. They complain that it feels second hand, that it's pointless and quite ludicrously, that in it, Pacino's not as good as he is in Scent of a Woman. WHAT? Meaning he doesn't scream and roll his eyes? Oh man. They complain about one of the classiest, most underrated performances of this great man's career. One of the ones in which he's not an angry, odd-rythymed, bug-eyed quip machine (and boy do I love that too)but he crafts and carries this tiny, tiny performance in which we see into his soul. We see his thoughts, we see how well his mind works when he's wired and how dull it can get when bogged down with things that the neighbourhood ingrained in it, such as honour, bravado, excessive self-confidence. It's a fucking study in nature versus nurture and they call him names. They go so far as to get funny ("This film is no Hoo-HAA") They call the film thin, weak, long. Man, I'm sorry about the rant but this is really, really frustrating to me. Upon this Nth viewing, I found Carlito's Way to be taut, extremely powerful, hilarious, badass, moving and as profound at face value as it is as a piece which dares play with the idea that it is -yes- also a performance of reality, and not just the nitty-gritty itself. I think it wonderful that Penelope Ann Miller is an agel ina dirty world, and I feel that she, like Penn, Leguizamo and Rebhorn brings truth to a character who extreme to start with (how perfect can a girl and her love be?), and is then faced with truly extreme circumstances. I loved every scene in the film. When De Palma has Pacino smash her bathroom mirror and for a second we think he's actually pummeled her face, it's the best use of mirrors since Lady of Shangai: it's flash fast and brilliant and crowns a killer scene between her and Pacino. I found their love story to be perfectly believable, and as a matter of fact original. An older man and a younger woman and the issue of their diversity is never raised: you can see why these two would find the other irresistible. She's not a moll, she wants to be his partner, and he's not a patron, he wants her to be happy. He makes this dream up that is different from either of their realities and you can balieve that it would be the best for both of them. God I wish Lucas had put a tenth of the love and doom of Carlito and Gail into Episode II. Let me get this straight: I don't want to beat this INTO anyone: I don't have any qualms with the idea that others may not have liked the film this much, I myself like it more now than I did then. However, I think that the last ten years have probably given Carlito, De Palma, Pacino and Penn their due in terms of status within the canon of 90's cinema. Anyway what transpires from these reviews, aside from a snide disinterest the likes of which I hope never to see on AICN, is that these people reckon they've got De Palma figured out. And they feel proud of it. And they're wrong on both counts. They can pick his tell-tale signs, they know his obsessions, his weaknesses and his trademarks. Well, all I can say to that is WELL FUCKING DONE. Brilliant work by the scalpel-sharp minds of american critique. They have delved deep into the sublayers of De Palma's work and come up with the most superficial, obvious and quite possibly irrelevant aspects of the man's STYLE. They haven't bothered looking for the substance, claiming there wasn't any on account of how good they'd all been at spotting the form. I mean for fuck's sake, regardless of whether you like it or not, De Palma's cinema is about as open as it comes. The guy really lays himself bare before his audience. And these guys huff and puff themselves up because they noticed that he uses steadicam? They noticed he does long takes? They noticed he does violent films with lots of swear words and coke-snorting and sexual content ranging from "quite a bit" to "lots more"? Man these guys have skills, fucking Sherlocks, the lot of them. These people say, no they NEIGH, that he shoots like a 50-year old film student, I say BRING IT ON. He's so candid about wanting to show you that blood, so innocent in needing to zoom in on that lurid detail, so fucking BROTHERLY in wanting to show you how good he is at doing it all in one take, that you just have to take it. And you do, you accept the moving theatre of De Palma and Zoom: you're sucked into the suspence he's creating. It's fucking masterly: I mean, most other people, they extend a sequence like he does, I get up and go pee, but this guy nails you down. You bought into the myth? You enjoyed Sean? Now WAIT while I get around to fucking it all up for you in the most painful and beautiful way possible. These clowns have got the thinnest, slipperiest of grips on this guy's cinema and they try to use it as a weapon against him? I mean, what's really embarassing is that even they cannot help but finding qualities in the film. But still they try to fly oh so high above themselves, like fucking hawks soaring in circles and not really troubled by the turmoil below. Poor Mr. De Palma says, I just wanted to make a big, romantic gangster movie (and the film is so much more) and the critics go call it a big bucks hollywood thriller, and THEN complain that he gives away the ending at the start. They say he's cold to the material (!)then say his "THEMES ARE OVERWROUGHT", they say it looks good but it's too flashy. I say it looks crap in exactly the right way. Ultimately they call it a ripoff of the GodFather. Now why would they want to do that? it isn't. Look at the plot, draw yourselves a diagram people. the river sequence ows nothing to the Godfather, and the Hospital sequence pays it homage by reversing it. It's not a cold gotham night, but a bright, sick NY afternoon, with people about and coke-head about to get his due. Carlito is the result of Vito Corleone's failure to keep crime out of drugs. Carlito's way does not owe the godafther any more than Goodfellas does. I don't think Coppola would DARE say something like that. In fact, I found myself thinking about De Palma's buddies from the old days. And honestly for the little that I know of these giants from the golden decade, I'm pretty sure that Coppola, Scorsese, Friedkin, even Lucas and Spielberg all think of Carlito's way as the heartbreaking, moving epic it is. A story that picks a dirty corner of spacetime and blows it up to one of the greatest failed escape movies of all time. I think they love it and I think that they too see that it is quite possibly one of the peaks of De Palma's career and not as some schmuck said 2somewhere in the middle". Then again, I didn't like Femme Fatale or Snake eyes very much. But I hope that De Palma delivers something as unique as CW before he stops clowning around with those sick, crazy, vain and beautiful lenses of his. But enough gravediggin' and rehashin' and salt pourin', it was a long time ago so I'll try to make peace with myself and let bygones be bygones. For the brave few who dared read this far, thanks. And don't cross your beams.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I get the feeling this is gonna be in the vein of Dino Crisis 3

    by Terry_1978

    Anyone familiar with the Dino Crisis series of games by Campcom will know what i'm talking about.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:23 p.m. CST

    MisterGrimloch

    by mag7man

    Just for the sake of accuracy that cinematic turd (which I agree) you mentioned 'Time Machine' was directed by Simon Wells not Simon West. Remember, he was the animation director who got that directing job solely because he was a descendant of H.G. Wells.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Wow, Master Grimloch

    by Cory849

    And the curmudgeon award of the year goes to... Seriously, this is a dude who probably loves the Phantom Menace calling all other films in existence into question. Not that I disagree with everything in his rant - but like Rush Limbaugh, it's pearls of wisdom in a sea of putrescent, distracting vileness. So in order: Peter Jackson - a genius. LOTR - brilliant work. that's why everyone loves it. BUT King Kong IS a dodgy idea. Very scared of it. Indiana Jones - A movie SO GOOD it survived it's bad sequel and its mediocre by the book third chapter. No matter what one thinks, It simply CANNOT be the "most moronic trilogy ever made". That distinction still remains with a much more recent George Lucas triplet abortion... BUT A sixty year old Indy is a little dicey. Grimloch's nervousness is understandable. Jurassic Park - Was a great pageturner of a novel and was very fresh when it was written. And the original movie was great summer fun with groundbreaking CGI. We all know this. BUT He's right about how some of the teeth got yanked in the transition and they may be going back to the well one time to often. Hey how about Freddy Vs. Jason vs. Ash vs. Velocoraptors! See, its all about moderation and balance. C.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Kiera Knightley's on-board

    by Pvt. Duke

    I'm there.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Bring back Vince Vaughn and Pete Postlethwaite!

    by togmeister

    Postlethwaite kicked ass in Lost World. Am i the only person in the world to have noticed that the two most engaging characters in the JP movie franchise (Nick Van Owen and Tembo) are nowhere to be found in the Crichton books but are inventions of David Koepp? Funny that.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Just like Lephechun, Hellraiser, Bond, and Jason, the dinos will

    by Big Bad Clone

    Dinos in outerspace/ trying to eat the whole human race/ Dinos in outerspace/ chowing down on fat dudes after spitting in they face.....fuck I'm bored.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3 p.m. CST

    It must be said...

    by IFartOnYourGrave

    Fuck first posters, fuck them up their stupid asses...

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Harry is still a movie man

    by JackDonkey

    you don't need to know how to spell Steven or Stephen, because you gives a rats ass about that idiots movies, they're all about ww2 and nazi's anyway, if not they are all about forcing your emotions when you can easily predict what is going to happen.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Bruce willis battles the dinos in a high rise in Die Hard 4...

    by Cinemajerk

    Man...I love dinos....but...um...this series has been beaten with a dead velociraptor. Its heading for Jason vs Freddy self parody territory. And yet, I will see anything the Goldblum is in...so my rant is moot.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I have a great idea for a cool set piece...

    by Manaqua

    They should get Kurt Thomas to play Jeff Goldblooms brother-in-law and there could be a huge Raptor attack and Kurt Thomas could flip around on randomly placed objects and do the Thomas Flair and kick the Raptors in the faces! That would so rule. Or not. My god, they are really tugging at this dried tit.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:35 p.m. CST

    JP YO

    by Darth Melkor

    They could make Jurassic Park 19 and I'd go see it. Bring it on.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Smarter Raptors

    by zinc_chameleon

    In the Royal Ontario Museum, they created a 'what-if-the-meteorite-missed' velociraptor, about 10 milion years ahead or by our standards, 55 million years ago. They were getting darn near sentient when Utah raptors appeared. Harry Harrison did the same in 'West of Eden'. I hope the writers steal these ideas.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Jeff Goldblum

    by DoorFrame

    I hope Jeff Goldblum has another sassy black daughter in this movie. Nothing spices things up like adding a sassy black kid. "He can call you Uncle Jay, and you can call him Little Shabazz." I miss The Critic.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:06 p.m. CST

    DINOS!!!

    by beastie

    I know it will be crappy, but i like to see realistic looking dinos eating people. if it has that then it has my money.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Well, number three was better than number two...

    by The_Thin_Man

    Which is a rare good precept for a THIRD sequel in a world of "Batman and Robin"s. Come to think of it, I can't think of a good third sequel. Can't think of many franchises that made it that far, actually. "Thunderball" was tripe, and set the Bond movies on the slippery slope to "Moonraker" hell - the people making the movie must have had a whale of a time, but they were the only ones who did! Incidentally - to the person who suggests setting it underwater - and I haven't actually read your post yet so I'm sorry if your title was ironic - but have you seen a little-known film called "Jaws"? (Jaws four - also tripe. Incidentally.) However, I'm in an optimistic mood, having just heard a superb album by a band who'd just lost their guitarist, so I'm in the frame of mind where I'm willing to give Hollywood the benefit of the doubt. Roll on JP4!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Actually, JP4 will go like this

    by Terry_1978

    The velociraptors will create a crude suspension bridge to Venezuela, where some will assume odd jobs under the name Mr. Pilkington...but perhaps I've said too much.....

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:16 p.m. CST

    "JP4: Keep on Truckin'" set at a truckstop in Arizona

    by Big Bad Clone

    They'll have plenty of fat dudes to eat there...

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:24 p.m. CST

    JP4: The raptors take up residence in the Florida where they com

    by Big Bad Clone

    Bush then blames the French and bombs the shit out of Puerto Rico before he realizes it's part of the U.S. "Uh, uh speghettios, I made a boo boo. I want my juice box and my cyborg friend" "You mean Mr. Cheney" "Yeah"

  • Then he gets devoured...horribly

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Why do I get the feeling this will be "Dinos take Manhatten"?

    by Big Bad Clone

    That would only be worth my money if the raptors visit the TRL and make Carson Daly the "Daily Special" ha ha ha ha oh I need a life....

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:39 p.m. CST

    The truth about JP movies....

    by righteousdude

    Look, let's face it. Jurassic Park movies are like porn flicks. You just sit through the boring stuff like plot and character development to get to the good parts. In the case of JP, that's way cool CGI dinosaurs that improve with each new generation of computer hardware and software. Since Spielburg is the only guy giving us realistic looking and acting dinos, he gets our money, over and over again, as many times as he wants. All you movie snobs just GET OVER IT and prepare to be assimilated into the HUGE box office this one, like the ones before, will generate.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Porn

    by WoodyStiffer

    The fourth film in the series should be a porno.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Velociraptors

    by WoodyStiffer

    JP3 already went too far with the "Velociraptor Intelligence Angle" - that was simply retarded.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 5:01 p.m. CST

    this movie is obviously a prequel (of sorts)

    by Reedus

    set after jurassic park but before the lost world. what other excuse is there for bringing back most of the original cast? durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr *slobber slobber*

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Best news i heard the past months

    by PlainStupid

    hell yeah.......... great news Jeff Goldblum is one of my fav actors Sam Neils great to The Jurassic Park stories are not so good but the action is great

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Ditch the dinos this time. Do it with mammals.

    by Fred

  • It's STEVEN, Harry - not "Stephen". (Jeez, mutter, mutter)

  • The dinosaurs are breeding, Brother!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Good second sequel (third movie)...

    by Ivan_Mtl

    I agree with The Thin Man that JP3 was a far more enjoyable sequel than its predecessor. I also happen to think that they will probably go the Harry Harrison "intelligent dinosaurs" route (an excellent book, by the way). I just hope that they don't end up looking more like the Land of the Lost's, Sleestaks! lol As far as good third films (second sequels) go, I have to go with "Escape From The Planet of the Apes" because it was clever, funny, sad and thought provoking. It also had a wonderful "surprise" ending. This was the film that set the time paradox in motion - Cornelius and Zira bringing back a virus from space which kills all earth's dog and cat population (you can even see a dog approach them as they enter the hotel), and the birth of their son, Caesar, who eventually leads the apes to freedom from slavery. It is the flip-side and the equal of the original movie.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Ray Stanz

    by Anomaly

    Cool post man. I completely read through your "rant" and I would have to agree with you on everything you said. Carlito's Way is a brilliant film, De Palma's second best film next to Scarface. Pacino is great but I think it is Penn that steals the movie, he is absolutely amazing in this role. And everytime I see Leguizamo in a movie or on television I just can't help but think - man that's Benny Blanco from the Bronx! Oh and to stay on topic, the Jurassic Park franchise is dead, Jurassic Park 3 killed it. I mean it's cool that Goldblum and Neill are onboard but seriously how many times can we buy into a story were these two are anywhere near dinosaurs after they both lived through hellish experiences twice apiece?

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:30 p.m. CST

    "ESCAPE from the POTA?!?!?!?"

    by Rick Sparks

    No WAY is that tripe the "best third" of ANY trilogy! The Zira SHOPPING scene? The guy in the sh*tty 60's gorilla suit that kills the only chimp scientist smart enough to explain why they're there? Ricardo Montalban as a friendly ZOOKEEPER?!?!?! Urgh. And don't get me STARTED about the paradoxes. Worse than Terminator 3's. ................................................................................................................................. Best third movie of all trilogies? "Smokey and the Bandit III"... this time, Smokey IS the bandit! (Yes, I jest.)

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Velociraptor is the sexiest tomboy beanpole on the planet!

    by boba_rob

    I am so sorry.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:39 p.m. CST

    J3

    by boba_rob

    I liked the Teradactyl cage scene a lot. However the ending sucked much ass.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:39 p.m. CST

    They only THOUGHT Hammond had died in JP3...

    by empyreal0

    ...but in fact they stumble upon an audio tape left for them with a voice that sounds suspiciously like Hammond's, calling for "dinosaurs to rise up" against their "infidel oppressors". It is then discovered that Hammond has shaven his beard and taken up a nomadic lifestyle, drifting from South American village to South American village, seeking angry dino-loving teenagers with no sense of direction in life to join his cause.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Go figure

    by DouglasAH

    "Steven has apparently been mining Crichton's original novel for more unused material" Isn't this what they've been doing for the last two lame-assed flicks? Face it, the dinosaur craze is over.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 7:18 p.m. CST

    How about jurassic park crossed with battle royale?

    by ph27

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 8:12 p.m. CST

    they should just keep making the dinosaurs smarter and smarter.

    by MiltonWaddams

    "good, let's just get out of here, i parked the helicoptor on the roof". "you didn't leave the keys in the helicopter, did you?". i smell oscar.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Harry **STILL** writes StePHen Spielberg!!!!

    by Neil MacAuley

    The last 80 times you misspelled his name - myself and 700 other people flamed your ass and called you a retard!!! You not only misspelled his first name once, but then you insisted on referring to him by first name only, like you do WITH EVERY OTHER CELEBRITY AND ACTOR like a true dork lonely-ass nerd *one move away from being a sociopath* movie memorabilia "collector," and then you kept spelling it wrong, time after time. ***********So here we are...again. And here I am complaining about this...again. When will I ever learn? He'll never change. Born and raised in a trailer park and never learned proper English writing skills...always a redneck illiterate hick fuck. In this wonderful country, you can even produce a daily online magazine...and not know how to spell or write. God love America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Hope it's better than the last two

    by Doc_McCoy

    Loved THE LOST WORLD novel, movie was a bit of a misfire despite better-looking dinos. Saw the third one for free and thought it was an entertaining bad movie (would have been angry had I paid to see it). I argue that the first JURASSIC PARK is one of the best blockbusters of the 90's. It sounds like they're putting some thought into making a quality sequel, next step is who they pick to direct it. Fans of the franchise: keep your fingers crossed.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park IV: Taking Back the City

    by Ribbons

    Dinosaurs eating at Spago, dinosaurs doing yoga, dinosaurs making movies....oh, wait, that one's already happened.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 11:15 p.m. CST

    This film would be better if the dinosaurs were bitten by werewo

    by Uncle Stan

    I hope we find out what happened to Newman.

  • Sept. 19, 2003, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I, Grimloch...

    by MisterGrimloch

    glad you all enjoyed the rant. now, some seriousness, for a brief instant. firstly, FOTR was truly great, but TTT is utter feces, bringing Jackson down the shitter, in my book. second, IJ4 is factually a stupid idea. period. thirdly, all JP movies are totally toothless family pictures, designed for summer fun. the only problem for me is, i had no fun watching them. finally, when will you all cut the shit about the SW prequels? they simply are not that bad. in fact, if you would just loosen your nuts down, you might indeed enjoy them (the films, not your nuts). Jackson, and the LOTR trilogy are currently the hot item, but i just cannot get excited about ROTK, after the terribly disappointing second installment. regardless of the box office, or the hype online, i still feel the SW prequels have the upper hand. FOTR may be the very best of all 4 contestants thus far, but Clones and Menace (Jar Jar and all) blow TTT away. "flame on! i used to bleed like a suicide mother-fucker!". (first prize to whoever gets that last lyrical reference.)

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Maybe they could set it in the hood.

    by Jeff Fries III

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Dino's Vs. Graboids

    by FuzzyFoetus5

    Best way to go now would be to bring both of these truly epic series together. And just how cool would it be to see a graboid (from Tremors if you didnt know) eating T-Rex. And also Fred Ward, Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross would have to be in it together with the JP guys. BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Assignment Miami Beach

    by jules windex

    I hope the fucking dinos do not TALK in this one. JP3 was the worst sequel ever.

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Raystanz

    by JOCKO

    Use fucking paragraphs, ffs! Dont you fucking yanks get taught decent grammar in your schools? Or are you all too busy shooting yourselves, sniffing coke and wrecking the joint with graffiti?

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 12:47 p.m. CST

    JOCKO

    by Ribbons

    Yes, actually. I hear the nurses' offices are even ordering bodybags nowadays. Isn't that nuts? Oh, and we're running out of places to graffiti. How's your place?

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 1:25 p.m. CST

    hello

    by ethan vestby

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 2:40 p.m. CST

    ack!

    by PolyesterRage

    ok, how bout this for JP4...rival scientists create a breed of genetically enhanced super-dinos. so, one day while an innocent schoolboy is watching them he gets his legs ripped off by a t-rex. and somehow...instead of killing him...the bite gives him super dinosaur like abilities! He becomes "Dino-Man!!!!" Eh? Eh?

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Hey Hairy, please lern to spell poeple's names, k, thx, bye.

    by IAmJacksUserID

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Jurassic 4 is ALIENS. It's military versus dinos.

    by Commando Cody

    My 2 cents on "what" JP4 might be about (given that Spielberg seems to have mentioned using material left over from the original book or finding some inspiration by plowing through it again) is that they go back to the ORIGINAL ending of the first book. The two images that come to mind is the very end where some feds detain Alan Grant and show him aerial photos that reveal dinosaurs got off the island and are now migrating through the jungle towards civilization. Also, if you remember the first book, it actually ended with a military helicopter strike on a dinosaur nest to destroy things. So thinking of how Spielberg loves to deliver good summer spectacle -- and he's said this one won't be set on the islands -- I'm going to guess that the movie centers on those 2 points. In other words, dinosaurs off the island and now making their way to a mainland town or city (and actually getting there) so that ala ALIENS, a military strike unit that Neill and Goldblum are attached to have to go in and wipe them out. That way it builds and builds till you get some rip roaring final ending involving T-Rexes versus armored vehicles or Pterodactyls against helicopters, etc. I figure Spielberg will try to do something cool and bigger in scope so Jurassic Park 4 can really be a major summer event. Least I hope so. LOST WORLD was fun while you were watching it, but really didn't hold up when you thought about it afterwards. JP3 was actually a better story and fun to watch, too (plus Joe Johnson did a good job with the direction) -- but it suffered the same thing. Once you left the theater it didn't really stick with you. Neither of them, not like the first one. Probably because by the third one you were just sick to death of the "there's a kid in danger" story motif which had become so repetitive and tired it was groan inducing. Getting Neil, Goldblum AND Attenborough back is a great move and a step in the right direction (can Dern or Vaughn be far behind?) Hopefully with this one Speilberg will go back to basics and realize -- Dear God I hope he realizes this -- that what people want from this movie is NOT cutsie kids doing gymnastics or showing how smart they are by collecting dino pee...what people WANT are adults running around in terror and actually getting killed and eaten, so there IS an actual sense of "threat" involved. Please, Steven, make it a thriller that is fun but one that has weight and consequences. Looking across the 3, there really IS a major artist and tonality difference between what you established and did in the first Jurassic Park (which itself is one of the best movies of the nineties) and the 2 lesser sequels. If JP4 is going to be the last of the franchise, I hope they do the military vs. dinos reaching a city angle (think of THEM!) and go out with a major bang. Uh...no bad pun intended!

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Jocko

    by Cory849

    The talk back takes paragraphs and destroys them. It is a technical glitch in the program. Much like the one that allowed you to crawl out of that abortion bucket and on to a life of snide and unfortunate freedom.

  • Sept. 20, 2003, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Let's see Brachiosaurs stepping on shit...

    by SK909

    Honestly... besides that one shot in the first film and a handful of shots in the sequels, there are just not enough shots of the Brachiosaurs. I would think that their very size would play much more of a part in this world... as much a part as the instinctive viciousness of the Raptors and the T-Rex. How about a bunch of T-Rexes or Raptors attempting to bring down a Brachiosaur? And the Brachs get into a circle, like elephants do, to protect their young. They rear up on their hind legs and attempt to step on their predators... or lets' just see a stampede or a herd of them passing through an area heavily populated by other dinosaurs and we get to see them all scatter at the sight of the lumbering Brachs. ***** On the other side, if this film involves areas populated by humans... let's see the larger dinosaurs stopping traffic on highways, knocking into buildings inadvertantly... just attempting to do their thing, only they don't realize they can't do their thing in a world populated by humans. I agree with anyone who sees these movies as a chance to see yet more scenes of photo-realistic dinosaurs killing people, killing each other, running, jumping, flying... it's great. Who gives a damn about the human characters... I wish they'd just do 120 minutes of dinosaurs and the way they live... just go in the other direction and have even less of a plot... fewer characters. Make it a study of the dinosaurs and the way they live and break shit up.

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Hacks find a way. . .

    by McCormic

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 12:29 a.m. CST

    i'll wait for the video

    by BIGPOTATOGIRL

    In spite off its many mistakes, Jurassic Park 1 was one of the first movies (i saw it when i was like 9 years old) that make realize what a cool thing cinema is, so i had great expectations about JP2 and was completly disappointed and after watching JP3 i felt that i've just waisted 2 hours of my life, so i dont really care about this one. I just don't get why hollywood has to make a sequel about every single movie that is succesful. Some movies are just fine by themselves, not every single movie out there needs to be a trilogy!!

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 1:08 a.m. CST

    NERDASAURS

    by Mogwai2112

    Nerds need to get laid. Put this series to REST!. I am tired of sequels....

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 6:46 a.m. CST

    DINOS vs. VAMPIRES

    by KinkyClown

    How bout that?

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 9:01 a.m. CST

    No Jungle or "Green" enviroment. Kiss off the weekend trips to P

    by Redbeard_NV

    Sounds like everybody's off for Iceland, the Sonora or Tunisia!

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I think that Jurassic Park 4 should have REPTILIANS!

    by Uncle Sam

    I'm talking about either human/dinosaur genetic hybrids (lame) or highly evolved dinosaurs that somehow survived the mass extinction 65 million years ago and have been hiding underground for the past several millenia! They would have returned to the surface to liberate their fellow raptors, and would attempt to take back control of the planet from us filthy talking apes! Yeah, baby!

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I think that Jurassic Park 4 should have REPTILIANS!

    by Uncle Sam

    I'm talking about either human/dinosaur genetic hybrids (lame) or highly evolved dinosaurs that somehow survived the mass extinction 65 million years ago and have been hiding underground for the past several millenia! They would have returned to the surface to liberate their fellow raptors, and would attempt to take back control of the planet from us filthy talking apes! Yeah, baby!

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Stan Winston Studios...the way of the Dodo??

    by GinjaNinja

    Just a point about Stan Winston - I heard from some reliable FX sources here in Blighty that Stan Winston Studios is no more and he's gone bust. Anyone know any more about that piece of pretty big news??

  • Sept. 21, 2003, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Goldblum vs Dinos + Aliens + Flies

    by ouagadougou

    Superscientist Jeff uses his telepod to transport Dinosaurs into the ID4 spaceships. But another Fly gets caught in the machine, causing all sorts of Chaos Theory. Huh? Huh? Get all these damn sequels cleared out in one shot.

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Decent Franchise!!!

    by xvigor55

    I think they still have enough of the original people to keep a decent franchice going! (and Steven is still involved)

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 3:34 a.m. CST

    JURASSIC PARK IV with Neal, Goldblum and Attenborough and the se

    by Spacesheik

    Damn this is good news. JP III made an astonishing $175 million domestically, not bad for a lightweight, 90 minute running rehash of the its predecessors. And that is why there is a FOURTH one. I think if JP IV stays out of the jungle (we're tired of the jungle frankly) and sticks to a metropolitan city a la Q THE WINGED SERPENT it could be a hell of a film. With Neal, Goldblum and Attenborough back, this looks good. With JP III the film lost its "gravitas" ; John Williams, Steven Spielber at the helm, a good DP...Hopefully now they will return in a more prominent capacity.

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Commando Cody, you are spot on, a military vs dinosaurs sequel c

    by Spacesheik

    I can see the dollars come in already. Oh and I'd love to see Tembo (Pete Posthlewaite) as well - he was the best thing about JP II. He was the Robert Shaw "Quint" of the JP films and it's a pity they didn't use him more. There is a great cut scene in the JP II DVD (extra materials section) which features Tembo, with one hand tied behind his back, beating the shit out of some racists in a bar in Costa Rica. Man, that character rocked.

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 8:27 a.m. CST

    It's Lord, not Sir

    by brynley

    Dickie is actually Lord Attenborough. (It's easiest to think of it as the Queen having promoted him.)

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Okay... here's the ultimate (get ready)...

    by Kid Z

    ...Vampire were-dinos! Unstoppable, super-intelligent, blood-sucking raptors with supernatural powers (flight, turning into a flock of nasty little pteradactyls, etc.) with the ability to morph into humans by moonlight (get some'a that "Pirates" vibe in there... what the hell... make 'em vampire were-dinos who found a book on piracy and decided to emulate it in the best "entire culture consciously and willingly reworks itself to emulate period in human history a la too damn many Star Trek episodes"-tradition). Okay, so it's PIRATE vampire were-dinos who morph into human form by the light of the moon! Let's see "chaos theory" beat THAT, Goldblum!

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Not true.

    by Oviraptor

    And Winston has said that they're working on JPIV.

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Disculpe???!

    by HarmoniumSaver

    ANOTHA ONE?!?! Whatevah! This movie should NEVER mention any of the other sequels and be an entity all itself! I'm fuckin' sick of sequels that say "hey, remember this?" as opposed to "This is a continuation". I don't recall of they did any "hey, remember the Statue of Liberty? what a riot!" in X-2, but if they did it was done so tastefully I didn't notice. And I figured out that the Dinosaurs are the Popcorn Film equivalent to the Money-Shot: You want to go to it right off the bat! But the first JP had all that great cinematography with the Helicopter coming in and it revealed everything as new. They made you WAIT for the 'Saurs. To the Sequels that try and recreate that feel right off the bat: come on. It's a sequel. People probably know the last one pretty well. Although I walked into Once Upon A Time In Mexico without that mentality...

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Thin Man

    by Woodchuck3d

    Glad I'm not the only one who liked JP3 more than JP2. Still, I have to agree that the raptors were a bit too smart in that one. JP4 not in a green environment huh? Just hope it's not the city/suburbs again like in JP2. I like the snowbound idea. How about a desert setting. I see a bunch of fashion models on a photo shoot in the Sahara... They get wasted by the dinos from the 15th or 16th hidden dino factory out there... but then in the end the dinos starve to death 'cause the models were all so skinny and coked-up. There could be lots of gratuitous shots of dinosaurs and people doing the "hotfoot" dance on the searing sand. Otherwise I'm thinking underground... spelunking party trapped by cave-in and attacked by the dinos from the 18th or 20th secret dino lab. Tag line: "Jurassic Park 4- Underworld (you'll DIG it)"

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 1:43 p.m. CST

    This is GREAT NEWS!!! - - Wow, what exciting possibilities.

    by JDanielP

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry to disappoint the Vince Vaugn admirer somewhere in this ta

    by Salem Hanna

    At least according to Total Film he ain't. And much as I loved Tembo in Lost World, I'm not sure he'd work as well on a second outing. Very few supporting characters have the same charisma when brought to the fore as a central part, though they could always just cameo him and keep the likes of us happy.

  • Sept. 22, 2003, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Time for us all to stop feigning excitment

    by Superpaddy

    So I

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Superpaddy....

    by MisterGrimloch

    almost perfect. "vaccuous shit", perfect. "these movies suck", perfect. in fact, 99% of the whole post was perfect, except for the moment when you claimed that there was any sense of wonder from even the first JP. c'mon, lets face it, that sucked as well.

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 4:06 a.m. CST

    The bar's closing, SuperPaddy...

    by Commando Cody

    The bar's closing, Superpaddy...so stop crying into your drink there at the end of the bar, toss the last of it down, get off the stool and go home and sleep it off. And stop feeling so somber as if your puppy just died. Well, unless he did -- then you can mope and whine this much. But otherwise, get a grip. First off, digital phones and malls and whatnot are NOT the end of civilization. And I guess the kid in you really HAS died because the minute you actually believe that ALL the great sci-fi films or anything of the fantastic nature have been made then it really WILL be impossible to ever please you. Sorry, I don't believe that for one microsecond. Creativity thrives and I DO still find fun and joy and some moments of exhileration at the movies -- and clearly OTHERS do here to since the whole point to a fan geek site like AICN is that it IS a celebration of our geekness and the fact that we can still feel the "juice" from certain films or cinematic moments. So go home...sleep it off...and realize that there are still astonishing cinema visions to be made, the same as there are certainly going to be stunningly wonderous scientific advancements to be made that will make those malls even cooler!

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 7:01 a.m. CST

    commando cody

    by Superpaddy

    Hey Commando, thanks for responding. I felt I was making a simple statement of fact in my earlier post, rather than attempting to be deliberately negative or morose. Nor do I equate constructive criticism or judgement, of the type I was forwarding, with unguided, blind negativity, as it would appear you do. I

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 9 a.m. CST

    I'd shit all over this movie...but JP3 was actually pretty decen

    by minderbinder

    Way better than the awful JP2.

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Superpaddy....

    by MisterGrimloch

    your original post was dead-on. 99% of all movies are shit, and when the rare gem occurs, it should be embraced. as for sci-fi, well, frankly, that has been a lost cause for a couple of decades, and even then i'm not sure it really was running on all cylinders. unlike what most on this site like to claim, i happen to feel the recent craze over LOTR is rather assanine. its become an annoying behemoth that, within the realms of nerd-dom (the same realm that folks such as Morgoth, Elanor, and several other no life-s inhabit) is a mark of individual intellect, if you happen to fall in line and accept these Jackson pictures. its ironic that when someone stands aside to say that at least half of what we've been given so far (TTT) was total feces, with the same sort of childish presentation that so many bandwagon riders accuse Lucas' of doing with his prequels. well, i for one think that Lucas is perfectly on the mark, with the exception of the Ahmed Best waaaaaaaay over the top performance for Jar Jar (making that character a sometimes cringe inducing annoyance. sometimes, not always.) and Jackson has totally lost his balls by making LOTR little more than an action spectacle, with poorly executed camera work to cover massive battles, such as Helm's Deep. i am not part of the ADD generation, and cannot tolerate the constant quick cuts that utterly ruin action scenes.

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Cheer up guys!

    by Salem Hanna

    Even IF sci-fi is going down the toilet, Jurassic Park's sequels aren't really supposed to be 'wondrous' pieces in the same way that, say, 2001 and Alien are. I mean, they take place in the present day and on earth for a start. So really, the sci-if in them is just a set-up to allow dinos and people to co-exist in the same movie. That takes up just the first 45 minutes of what is a 6-hour franchise so far. The rest of that first film, and ALL of the sequels, should be viewed as a humans vs animals suspense-adventure. A bit like Jaws, I guess.

  • Sept. 23, 2003, 2:46 p.m. CST

    JP IV: Shaft's Big Score!

    by farquar

    Instead of a line like, "It's my duty to please that booty", we can have lines like "A piece of velocoraptor is what I'm after!" or "I want some sex with that Tyrannosaurus Rex!" C'mon, you know it'll work! Bring the family. I smell millions!

  • Sept. 24, 2003, 4:43 a.m. CST

    JP vs. Terminator

    by shogunpoker

    I am not a huge fan of the trilogy, but I will admit to watching the first two opening weekend, and the third within a few weeks of release. All of them were fun summer popcorn flicks. None were on the level of masterpiece or classic. We're talking about a FOURTH DINOSAUR MOVIE! They should do something really gimmicky that will piss fans of the Crichton novel off. (As if the trilogy itself were'nt enough). Put the movie one hundred years in the future. Dinosaurs have reclaimed earth as the dominant species. Terminator type robot aliens arrive to rape the planet of it's resources and a dinosaur/alien robot battle ensues. Meanwhile, the remaining humans have mutated (Work something in about nuclear weapons being used to obliterate the dinos) and use thier powers to ultimately triumph over all. I know it seems cheesy, but come on at least it's NEW cheese.

  • Sept. 24, 2003, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Don't sell yourself short Shogunpoker, that actually sounds like

    by Salem Hanna

    A cross between Jurassic Park, Independance Day and Terminator 2. Three of the biggest hits of the 90s. If I was a producer, I'd bloody make it! Shame I'm actually just an aspiring lowly screenwriter with a lovingly-penned low-budget romantic thriller that no one wants to buy. Sob.

  • May 16, 2004, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Reality Check

    by xxxtimxxx

    OK, I had to come in here and say this, so just hear me out. I had hmm...lets say I had strong feelings as I read Superpaddy's first post.... yea.. and by strong... i mean... like.. i kinda wanted to kill everyone... yea......lol. But anyway, Jurassic Park 4 will get mixed feelings. However, the two opposing feelings are simple. On one side, we have those of us who cant wait to see the movie. Maybe we love special effects, maybe we like Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neil, Richard Attenborough, maybe we just love dinosaurs. But I, just like many of you, am a huge Jurassic Park fan. I love dinosaurs, special effects, all the JP characters, the whole thing. Then, theres the otherside.........sigh.... Let me start off by demonstrating that I can brand you with the same type of chracteristic repetitive labels that you put on me, and all the pro JP people. I could say your the same type of person that whines that EVERY movie that has had a sequel or two is entirely superior and above and beyond all of the sequls. No sequel can equal the first, you say. Jurassic Park one, Jaws, maybe Alien, and dont let me forget, the MATRIX. You rabble on about how the sequels suck compared to the magic of original. Wanna know why? You think it's because the originals were inherently better films? You think more work went in, they had better effects, the acting was better? No. You like the originals more because it was the first time you had ever seen something like that. Jurassic Park, The Matrix, JAWS perhaps... need I say more? No, I don't I typed a really long angry post which I deleted in favor of this one, so maybe I'll just end here. Some people love the Jurassic Park franchise because they just do. If you cant see past the fact that you wont get the same feeling you got seeing a dinosaur for the first time, a 4th time.. and you think that obvious fact makes JP4 a terrible idea, then you don't have to go to that theatre and see this film. I sure as hell dont want you there. All I can say, is I hope it has more of a plot than JP3 did, but i don't want to get started on that. I'll leave you with this, Superpaddy. Anyone who writes more VACCUOUS SHIT in one forum post than could be found in all 3 120 minute films combined together, has absolutely positivley no room to criticize those films. You go out there and make a better movie. Unitl you do, sit the hell down and shut up.