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We Should Be Returning To Another JURASSIC PARK "Within Two Years"!!

The Kidd here...

Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg are all ready to trot out the original JURASSIC PARK in 3D next summer, but, if producer Frank Marshall is to be believed, it's not just extra box office they're looking to rake in. It's the opportunity to prime audiences for the long-discussed JURASSIC PARK 4, which may "on the screen within two years."

Collider recently talked with Marshall while he was promoting THE BOURNE LEGACY, and when he was asked about another JURASSIC PARK sequel, that's the time frame he gave. 

The next JURASSIC PARK is still director-less, so, with Spielberg opting out of the director's chair once again yet remaining rather hands-on in its development, I'd say they might want to get a move on just a bit if they're really hoping to make summer 2014. 

I'm eager to check out the original in a theatre once again, as I still remember how incredible those dinosaurs looked coming to life 19 years ago now. Sure, the 3D is whatever... but, if it means exposing a new generation to the film in order to bring about the necessary interest for another installment to happen, then so be it. I just have to hope that a new sequel is more in line with the first film than the two that followed it. JURASSIC PARK III is at least better than THE LOST WORLD, but that's not saying much. 


-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • July 23, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST


    by gruemanlives

  • July 23, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Why not reboot it Hollywood?

    by donkey_lasher

    Oh wait. Over Speilbergs dead body.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Goldblum or GTFO

    by WWBD

  • July 23, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Dinosaurs Vs. Aliens!

    by tomdolan04

    Wait, what haven't we done this today

  • July 23, 2012, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Expendables + Jurassic Park= JOYGASM

    by Mark Watson

    Send sly and his team in rescuing some trapped scientists. Chaos insues. Were gonna need a bigger gun, bitches.!!!!

  • July 23, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park: The Quickening

    by The Mighty Dev

    This film cant be worse than TLW and 3 so I cant wait. Saw the original on the big screen in Galway earlier this year and I have to say it looked every bit as fantastic as I remember it being when I saw it as a young lad. I hope this film attempts to recreate the magic of the original. If it can pull it off then I'll be one happy geek.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    JP 3 better than Lost World?

    by BillEmic

    I call foul on that one. JP3 felt like a made-for-TV movie.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    That's great! I just

    by Steve Lamarre

    hope Spielberg can come through. The last Indy movie was a disaster. I didn't care for either of the JP sequels. Still haven't seen War Horse yet though. And a new JP better have Brundle Fly!

  • July 23, 2012, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by Joe Dissolvo

    Does he even fucking proof read these goddamned things? Jesus Christ. Ive seen better writing from a freshman high school student. ALSO YOUR OPINION ON THE FILMS IS RETARDED AND NO ONE CARES. JURASSIC PARK 3 WAS NOT BETTER THAN LOST WORLD, PERIOD.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Even the first one wasn't all that great...

    by Artemis Webb

    We just liked it because it was our first real exposure to CGI. Besides, who doesn't think dinosaurs are cool. I know they'll make this since it's all about money. I just hope they get a better writer than the ones who wrote 3....God that was some stupid shit !

  • July 23, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Universal for making a mistake..

    by Dick Jones

    ...and that mistake being Jurassic Park 3.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Here Billy, this might be of use.

    by bluebottle

    This will probably help a lot with the complaints you get in reference to your writing skills:

  • Treat gotta eat!

  • July 23, 2012, 3:29 p.m. CST

    JP 3 is way better than Lost World.

    by skelly

    It wasn't great but it was fun. Lost World made me want to walk out half way through. Weighed down with a preachy story about all the evil capitalist while shoving annoying product placements down your throat. Wanna see a cool sene with two T-Rex attacking? Not until we show you all the great features on the Mercedes SUV! And don't even get me started on Goldblum's daughter not making the gymnastic team. Fuck, I hate that movie.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    JP3 and the Lost World.....

    by Mark Watson

    When Spielberg was putting together the first one he made a list of the scenes from the book he wanted included. The scenes that didnt make it ended up in JP2 & JP3.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:34 p.m. CST

    The Lost World was almost too good...

    by Seph_J

    ...for it's own good, if you know what I mean. Jurassic Park III was overly simple, and the ending REALLY made it feel rushed. It felt as if everyone just got bored of making the film, so they just gave up and decided to fly the military in to save everyone. Very poor. Still enjoyable enough, but not nearly worthy of the first.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    NEVER do Indiana Jones in 3D . . .NEVER I SAY!!!!!!!

    by JMoe


  • shows how much they both sucked

  • I mean, come on! What the fuck are you smoking!?

  • July 23, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Show us the theme park up and running

    by petek66

    Let's see the theme park repaired, renovated with new, "improved" security, and open for business complete with a working tram ride, loads of tourists, and velociraptor shows on the hour. Perhaps all this happens under new, less-informed management following the death of John Hammond.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST

    JP3 DID look like a direct-to-video release.

    by Flip63Hole

    Thanks to the lovely, heartfelt work of Joe Johnston. Why this hack still gets work, I'll never understand...

  • July 23, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Not only is 3 better than 2

    by Wyatt Elling

    it's also better than the first movie. Lost World is a turgid pile. The original is just as plotless as the third, but slower and less funny and featuring obnoxious Spielberg children characters. JP3 is best viewed as a horror-comedy. If they hadn't run out of money at the end of 3 and thus nixed the final scene, it would have towered above its predecessors.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Talking dinosaurs with machine guns or GTFO

    by letsfightinglove

  • July 23, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    JP3 was definitely better than Lost World

    by Hive Mind

    And its multitude of plot holes and stupid eco-terrorists who caused countless lives by setting all the dinos free but for some reason were still portrayed as sympathetic characters.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Make that 'cost'

    by Hive Mind

    Cost countless lives, not caused. Caused countless deaths, cost countless lives. fixed...

  • It's the only way to get me interested in a fourth film.

  • July 23, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    JP3' Dinos looked like a 3rd grader drew them.

    by shutupfanboy

    I liked Lost World til they got to the mainland and it became a Godzilla movie. Do we really need another one? The first one is good enough on its own.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    JURASSIC PARK III better than 2, the eff You smokin bill?

    by Ozman X

    That movie was made from pure suck.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    JP3 was painful to watch.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Utterly painful. Sam Neill was wasted completely in it. The music, the plot, the acting, the editing, the effects... And I think the biggest fuck you to the audience was the Spinosaurus-T-Rex fight. I understand the point - "our big new dinosaur needs a way to make it's mark, how can we do that... oh I know, let's watch it wreck the T-Rex!" Maybe it's just me, but their handling of the T-Rex in the previous two movies gave it such a beautiful, elegant, amazing, epic presence that to see it tossed aside made me sick to my stomach. The Lost World had a ton of negatives, especially when you consider how much better the book was, but it was easily better than JP3.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:09 p.m. CST

    What??? JP3 is not better than The Lost World

    by _Venkman

    Kid you crazy. Not to mentioned the ending of JP3 made me laugh out loud (and not in the way The Lost World did)

  • July 23, 2012, 4:13 p.m. CST

    JP3 better than TLW? Get the fuck gone.

    by YourMomsBox3D

    JP3 killed off half the characters within 4 minutes of meeting the entire ensemble, and somehow managed to affect the entire series with it's own plot holes and contrivances. Not to mention the lunacy of seeing a Velociraptor utter actual words (I don't care if it was a dream sequence, it was still silly), the character of Billy turning up alive after a pair of two-ton animals pecked at his skull, and that utterly WTF, out of left field ending that deflated any momentum the movie had going for it. The way it just cuts to a dork in a suit standing on the beach holding a megaphone made me literally guffaw in the theater. The movie attempted to be a roller coaster ride, and instead felt like a rushed and disjointed mess that just jumped from set piece to set piece. For all its flaws, The Lost World at least has ambition and characters you give a shit about. Hell, the trailers dangling over the side of the cliff sequence is better than anything JP3 did in it's shitty 89-minute run time.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST

    19 YEARS?????

    by MovieManStill

    Good God, I remember seeing it opening night, like it was yesterday. One kid ran, screaming, out of the theater. People were YELLING during the screening, in an appropriate way. (Back then, people weren't the audience assholes, they are now.)

  • July 23, 2012, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Send Spielberg to Cuba and reboot this franchise.

    by Raptor Jesus

    Please. Oh and JP3 > JP2.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by YourMomsBox3D

    You're so right. I remember seeing it in the theater, with my mom and dad. The moment where the T-Rex bursts through the sun roof of the car and all standing between it and the two kids is a pane of glass made my mother scream Holy Shit! so loud that the theater yelled and applauded. It was an absolute natural reaction, and the kind of thing that, in the moment, the audience appreciated and was right on board with her. Talk about a movie with thrills so well timed that audience noise and reaction do nothing more than enhance the experience. So rare even for it's own time, let alone nowadays.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Get Jur-assic to Mars.

    by adeceasedfan

  • One of them San Diego was attacked and the other had a little girl gymnist or some crap like that right? Both are better forgotten.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:39 p.m. CST

    domi'sinnerchild - Both those scenes are from The Lost World.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    The movie, of course, not the far superior book.

  • July 23, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Attack of the Dinobots!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 23, 2012, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I hope they write a script this time.

    by Gary Makin

  • July 23, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Sick of the same old plot for these movies....

    by wil

    .....tired of seeing humans acting dumb (let's shine a flashlight! Let's scream and shout to try to find people!) Can't we for ONCE have a Jurassic Park plot where someone BESIDES San O'Neil or Jeff Goldblum have an ounce of common sense??

  • July 23, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Still no TDKR talkback. Wow.

    by Shaun D Lyons

  • Fuck that, nothing can touch the original Jurassic Park. And if you tried, you would fail. It's like chasing the dragon, you will never reach that level of greatness. Best to just create a new, original story, and hope for the best. Im tired of people saying, "I hope its more like the original" and then the film comes out and everybody is like, "that was to much like the original." Like Hangover 2. Just take it for what it is. JP1 ruled, JP2 was still good, JP3 sucked ass.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by Richard

    Seriously, DinoRiders would blow Avatar out of the water.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry Haters

    by The Cheese Grommitt

    The Lost world was very good and way better than 3. They shafted the actors with that storyline. It was an ok movie but Lost World had more intense consequences (If you edit out Ian's daughter or at least the gymnist/Raptor scene you know you'd love the movie). IMO.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    JP3 the best of the bunch

    by Ian Breske

    If you liked the book, that is. It had more of the terror feel that the book had. It's the only one I own.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    We need to reboot HOLLYWOOD!

    by Blarg Barfington

    Shut down and destroy all studios. Fire anyone associated with films today and blackball them from ever working in film again. Then just start all over again. ....But this time let's make it "dark and gritty".

  • July 23, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    A 20 year-old repeat in the theater?

    by Laughing Boy

    Oh, but it's in faux 3D. Those three-or-so combined minutes of dinosaur visual effects in the movie will be amazing.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by Terry Powell

    ...I'd be for that. I always wished that if they were gonna do another sequel, that it take place on the mainland, like an updated 50's movie. But I like your suggestion as a runner up.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    JP3 is not better then the Lost World.

    by Volllllume3

    What the fuck have you been smoking?

  • July 23, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    No way in hell is JP3 better than Lost World.

    by Larry_Sanders

    Either watch them again or stop watching movies altogether. You're lying to yourself.

  • July 23, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    you're right....JP3 needs...

    by Brian

    ...more gymnastics on tree branches..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............coxxed!!!!!!!!

  • July 23, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    JP3 better than Lost World?

    by FrankGarrett

    Now that's one big pile of shit.

  • July 23, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Of course JP3 is better

    by Lummox JR

    Seriously, guys? Let's admit neither movie is great to start with. The stupidity factor in the Lost World is just way too high to count it above JP3. Let's not forget we're talking about a movie where a highly trained, extremely skilled wildlife expert can't figure out that a mother dinosaur is tracking its wounded baby by the smell of blood. An actual screenwriter got paid to write that. The third movie had to end up glossing over the second right in the opening, because the whole San Diego part of Lost World was that bad.

  • Original teaser for it was good, made it seem like a scary movie and Spinosaurus was cool. To the guys that say it was better than the original, just name one quote or interesting scene between the characters. Just of the top of your head. PLEASE!!!

  • July 23, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    JP3 had the stink of direct-to-video all over it

    by mdk

    I know it wasn't DTV but it should have been. An inferior production all around

  • July 23, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by SleeplessAtYourMomsHouse

    JP3 is a flaming dumpster. It is not better than either of the two before it. TLW has it's faults and is pretty bad itself but it's no where near the cinematic travesty that is JP3. I still remember seeing the original in the theaters, who I went with and all. Loved it.

  • Maybe InGen should clone John Hammond, crossover his DNA with DINO-DNA to create a lizard-Hammond. Oh wait "Spider-Man Forever" already did that.

  • July 23, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Shirtless Goldblum or nothing

    by _Venkman


  • But it is still infinitely better than JP3, which lacked any creativity, scope, and character development and took liberties with the canon just as an excuse to get new dinosaurs into the picture. It sucks right from the horrendously edited opening sequence right up to the abrupt ending.

  • P.S. Laura Dern heard a phone call that went THE RIVER!! ARAJDBJNDFFDdfmggggglug glug glug! and then she somehow sent a swat team to an unknown island a few thousand miles away inside of five minutes? Truly one of the worst endings of all time.

  • July 23, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Lost World > JPIII

    by handlink

  • July 23, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    This actually NEEDS a reboot!

    by Wolfman Nards

    And they need to follow the book. So much better than the Spielberg story. Dark as hell and terrifying.

  • July 23, 2012, 7:02 p.m. CST

    me me me

    by talby

    for director. i need a job. hmm i dunno, i dug II and III equally overall, but the opening scene of III was one of the most ridiculously staged things i've (still) seen on a big screen for a long time. liked the rest of it though, even with another damn kid in it. why are there always kids where there shouldn't be any? well, that's a pg-13 spielberg prod for you...

  • July 23, 2012, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Reboot it with Shia Lebeauf and Will Ferrel

    by Ricardo

    So I can laugh at people waiting in line to see it, and laugh at Harry's review praising it.

  • July 23, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by ThatEndDown


  • July 23, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    The first movie followed the book quite closely

    by Autodidact

    They just took out a few scenes, some of which showed up in Lost World and JPIII.

  • Second movie contributed to 1997 being one of the most disappointing summers in cinema for me. I fell asleep in the middle of the movie.. I remember being annoyed because it was so loud and kept waking me up. Third movie was pretty dumb, but it feels a lot less cynical than the second one and has some fun moments. The short length is a bonus for this one I think. It certainly does feel like the real climax is missing.

  • July 23, 2012, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Jurassic: Lost World - Part III

    by Hockey Mask

  • July 23, 2012, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by obijuanmartinez

  • July 23, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by Son of a Butch

    JP3 better than The Lost World? That's fucking hilarious. I'll take a dumb but entertaining movie any day over a dumb but slightly entertaining movie that's missing the last 20 minutes.

  • Fuck, I hate how "reboot" is overused these days. It's like Hollywood execs finally figured out that the words "remake", "sequel", "prequel" etc. all have negative connotations so they replaced them all with "reboot" in an attempt to piggyback off the success of Batman Begins and Casino Royale for all their movies based on pre-existing films.

  • July 23, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4's Story

    by Bob Nautilus

    I remember reading/hearing a few years back that the idea for JP4 was to have raptors DNA mixed with that of canines, so as to make them trainable and obedient for military applications. And of course it goes horribly horribly wrong. Did I imagine that or were they going in that direction at some point?

  • July 23, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Lost World was good, but...

    by GoFuckYourself

    The BOOK rocked the SHIT out of the movie... But I did enjoy the movie and thought III was trying to hard. If you don't like it, then GO FUCK YOURSELF!

  • Honestly...that's a laughable statement. The Lost World at least touched on a lot of the elements of the book, had something of a plot that you could recognize as your basic story arc...nowhere near as good as the book, of course, but JPIII was utter shit. There is not ONE redeeming quality about that movie. Let's see....the "plot" of JPIII is precisely this: Kid and dumbass go parasailing around known dangerous island. Dumbass gets killed, kid gets stranded on island with dinosaurs. Parents trick Dr. Grant onto the island - dinosaurs immediately begin chasing them. A few attempts at "back story" for the Kirby family are thrown in - as if anyone gives the slightest fuck about anyone but Sam Neill. Grant saves kid, while dumbass tries to steal eggs. Poor attempt at working in elements from the 2nd novel are thrown in. JPIII can be summed up as this: It is about a kid who gets stuck on the island, let's go save him, roar, oh shit run, military shows up, the end. That's LITERALLY the only thing that happened. I was fortunate enough to work on a dig under Dr. Horner's team for a summer and got to speak to him (this was years back, a few years after JPIII) of the individuals out there had been to the premeir and spoken to Kathleen Kennedy, who I was told said something to the effect of "It's a good thing it was as short as it was" - taking care in her choice of words, but I knew full well what was meant. That THAT point, Dr. Horner, who was the paleontological consultant for the films, seemed to be under the impression that the 4th film would involve reverse engineering of birds - I find that hard to believe, given that the dinosaurs had already been what'd be the point...but there it is. He was also still firmly in the "I think T-Rex was a wimpy scavenger" camp, which I politely disagreed with him on. So probably best not to expect a comeback for the king after that laughable Spinosaur victory in III (I'm sorry, the thing's jaws would snap - it was not built for that kind of power, big as it was, the jaws were quite delicate). Anyway...if with no Spielberg in the director's chair...and no Crichton to guide us with his much as I am a life-long Paleo guy, I'm decidedly on the fence on this one. I'll love to see Jurassic Park in 3D though, if only to see it in theaters for the first time since I was a wee one back in 1993.

  • July 23, 2012, 8:30 p.m. CST

    The next two years can't go slow enough then.

    by Queefer Sutherland

    We really don't need another Your Ass Dick Park.

  • July 23, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    JP3 wins, by a hair...

    by BeatsMe

    The first half of JP3 beats anything in the Lost World, and the pterodactyls were fun throughout. The 2nd half...yeah, it sucks. Lost World is a shapeless, dark-looking (in a bad cinematography kind of way), gymnast-embarrassing piece of dino poo from the get-go. It's one of Spielberg's laziest films ever. You know a movie's in trouble when the bongo-addled score is the most exciting thing in it.

  • July 23, 2012, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Get Michael Bay on it.

    by SilentP

    Exploding dinosaurs. Make it happen.

  • You know, the time machine for tourists one? Now that would be cool.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Weird thing about JP3: dinosaurs breaking the necks of their victims.

    by hank henshaw

    Spinosaur breaks the neck of the T-Rex, raptors breaking the necks of the humans, with no apparent intention of eating them. Huh?

  • whoops, did I say that out loud? sorry, I'm bored.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    What about Turok?

    by lv_426

    That could make for a fun dinosaur-themed action adventure flick.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    The Lost World is good!

    by Charlie

    I don't get the hate, i've always enjoyed it. It's just a well done big budget B movie. It's kind of a guilty pleasure movie, it's bad but it's damn good to watch! JP3 is just a rush job.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    TLW ended the Story. JP3 was just tacked on and unnecessary.

    by Charlie

    The biggest issue JP3 had is there was no natural place for the story to go. So they just went... we'll put people on the island running from Dinosaurs. A big flaw is, they actually didn't go big or crazy enough. There's some good stuff. However the movie just ended. It felt like the entire third act was missing. They needed to do more. Say what you will about The Lost World, you get your moneys worth. JP3 doesn't.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    When I saw JP3 there was no third act.

    by Charlie

    It just kind of ended. I think they missed a reel or two.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    The Rock as TUROK: Dinosaur Hunter

    by lv_426

    Sure it would mean changing Turok from a Native American to a Samoan, but I think that can work as it would be a new take on the character.

  • July 23, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park: tresspasser. A video game ahead of its time.

    by wonderboy2402

    And a game based on JP, that would make for an interesting film. Single heroine is marooned on the legendary and rumored island inhabited by ingen's experiments. On her journey to escape the island, alot of insight into the shadowy nature of Ingen's development of the dinosaurs expanding on what we have learned in the books and in the movies. Chance to see alot of the dinosaurs not yet seen like the Carnotaurus (that can be cameolon) and maybe even new ones.

  • The book held me more captive and made it very believable that the concept was possible. The movie was just CGI eye candy!

  • July 23, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Both of the Jurassic Park sequels sucked

    by maxcherry

  • July 23, 2012, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Never understood the hatred for the lost world....

    by wcolbert

    the book was better by far, yes. But to say it sucked? I would say the biggest problems are the stupid humans (oh no, a snake! definitely should forget the tyrannosaur and wander out of the cave!) and the unbearably annoying black girl - there was a black BOY named arby and a white girl named kelly in the book - they were far less annoying - most painful moment of the film was her killing a 200 lb theropod using gymnastics....seriously? The truth is the movie was already limited in how closely it could follow the book by the first movie's changes - for instance, Hammond dies in the book. Given that, to quote Sam Jackson in jp1... "It could've been worse, John. A lot worse." JPIII showed us. If it hadnt been for Neill and Dern, I'd have walked out on iii.

  • July 23, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    JP4: William H. Macy's Mustache

    by charles ihnatolya

    Is his mustache gonna turn into a raptor or did they genetically enginner Tea Leoni bots hopefully from the Bad Boys' era

  • July 23, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Zombie Dinosaurs!

    by highfunctioningsociopath

    All the dinosaurs from the first 3 movies return to walk the earth in search of brrrrainnns.

  • July 23, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    JP1 - 9 JP2 - 8 JP3 - 5

    by GravyAkira

    JP3 falls so low for one of the most anti-climatic endings in blockbuster history. And its lack of kills. JP1 remains the definitive movie going experience of my childhood, and one of the main reasons I became fascinated in filmmaking. JP1 is far from perfect, and probably really only deserves an 8/10, but that T-Rex attack on the Jeeps and the fucking Raptors still kick ass til this day! That movie will always hold a place in my heart. JP2 has a few stupid bits that keep it from from being a complete adventure classic. But JP3 really does blow big time. Great first 45 minutes though! This series deserves a great 4th film.

  • July 23, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Lost World was shockingly bad. JP III hung together way better!

    by BiggusDickus

    Come on - TRex gets out of boat's hold, eats everyone on board (apart from the pilot's arm), re-locks the cargo area and then goes walkies in downtown wherever-it-was? Give me my Spinosaurus any day!

  • July 23, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Sam Neill > Jeff Goldblum!

    by BiggusDickus

  • July 23, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    @hephaestus,pretty funny!

    by frank

  • July 23, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Trespasser Love. Great Game for it's time!

    by Charlie

    I really enjoyed that game. I would love to replay it, but being so old it'd probably suck as a result. For those unaware it was a late 90s game, which was open world where you explored and made your way around Site B. Really a head of it's time in many aspects. Basically you amde your journy across the island. Solving puzzles, getting keycards and what you need to progress and shooting, running and hiding from dinosaurs. I just loved exploring the island and it had great physics based problems to solve. I'd love someone to make a mod or new version using Cryengine. Would rule! It was one of those thinking persons FPS for the day. To sit back and just take it in and enjoy the journey and the story.

  • July 23, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    19 years!!!!

    by Stephanie Ann Diaz

    Has it really been 19 years?!?! OMG!!! lol :)

  • July 24, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Not even John Williams could have helped JPIII

    by Larry_Sanders

  • July 24, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    so why does Superman leave a contrail?

    by Ali Kerim Bey

  • July 24, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST

    JP3 was better than JP2

    by vezner2007

    Let's be honest guys, watching T-Rex trash San Diego was the dumbest thing to ever corrupt television. Admit it.

  • July 24, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST

    JP3: Shitty characters and awesome Dinos

    by disfigurehead

    but still better than Lost World.

  • Was there a plot? No. Not even a shadow of one. Kid lost on island, go save him, get chased...that is NOT A PLOT. At least Ingen and Hammond's nephew had an agenda in The Lost World. At least there was a reason for Hammonds' team to be sent. At least it made SENSE. Was less paleontologically laughable. What was it, exactly? Let me guess - you liked how the Spinosaur chaseded them peopawl, lawl...or teh raptorz broke duh neck of dat dude? Hmm? What EXACTLY can you cite as a redeeming quality of that entire movie? The Pteranodon somehow carrying a HUMAN through the air? The shocking lack of effort with the ending? (Seriously...think about it - the military just...shows up...and they cut to credits a minute later. Knew EXACTLY where on the island to land too). I mean it. Really. I'd honestly love to know WHAT you thought was "better" about it. Was it the scene where they rip an idea STRAIGHT out of the first film and dig in dino shit? Or the "hilarious" way the dino walks by them, sniffs, and loses interest? The Lost World had faults, to be certain...but I simply don't see how, from a logical or structural standpoint, you can sit there and say JPIII was superior. IT DIDN'T HAVE A STORY. It BARELY qualified as a FILM. I can SHIT better movie concepts than this. It was nothing more than a cash grab, plain and simple, and you damned well know it. Wasn't even based on Crichton's work, for fuck's sake. Even the film's own PRODUCER thought it sucked (Kathleen kennedy). Pretty bad sign.

  • July 24, 2012, 1:14 a.m. CST


    by LT Weezie

    Although they never did produce a scene from the book where the T-Rex is straddling the river while the float towards him in a raft, my favorite scene of all, which is even more lovely in Blu-Ray, is the first encounter they have with the dinos near the lake, with the Brach standing there and munching on trees right next to them. It gave me the chills on the big screen, and still does to this day when I watch it on my big screen HD. Magnificent!

  • Seriously...I can see how it might go over with the general public, but anyone who knows anything about Dinosaur anatomy could tell you immediately that there is simply no way Spinosaurus would be able to DO that. Even Dr. Jack Horner himself agreed with me on that one (I made it a point to ask him). The jaws were simply not made for powerful bites - they were long, slender, and rather delicate for the size of the animal. The teeth, too, looked more adapted to holding slippery fish than they would be for grappling multi-ton theropods. The teeth could not grip him, the jaws and the neck lacked the strength necessary to do the job - and the neck of Tyrannosaurus Rex was a gigantic mass of extremely powerful muscle - not to mention that first bite he got in would have done in the Spinosaur to begin with - this animal had THE most powerful bite of any creature living or dead, bar none, ever discovered - that bite would have pulverized any bone that entered the mouth. I agree with you that the San Diego scene was NOT necessary (and it wasn't in the book) - it felt quite out of place ... but there were a lot more things that they got RIGHT in The Lost World than in JPIII - where virtually nothing was right and very little was scientifically sound by any stretch of the imagination.

  • July 24, 2012, 1:52 a.m. CST

    They should have NEVER made a sequel to JP.

    by Chris Moody

    But, if they make a fourth film, then at least hire a good director and writer.

  • July 24, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST


    by Chris Moody

    I don't remember where I read it, but I seem to recall a scene that was partially filmed and involved the T-Rex in San Diego eating a PETA protester. Does anyone else remember it?

  • July 24, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    JP3 and JP2

    by Shia LeButt

    I also liked JP3 more than 2. I actually bought the DVD of 3, but not 2. 3 felt more like a Jurassic Park movie to me, 2 was just a big mess and got forgotten as a pointless sequel.

  • July 24, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    JP3 and JP2 are classic camp...

    by ThulsaBoom dinosaurs, and love dinosaurs eating suburban house pets even more, but these movies are just fast food. Please bring on militarized dinos in some kind of wartime/politcal fashion, ala Starship Troopers or I'm a big no-show. Spielberg back at the helm would help. He is doing Roboacalypse.

  • July 24, 2012, 2:25 a.m. CST

    All PETA protesters should be eaten by dinosaurs...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...animal rights seem a bit of a stretch when human beings have yet to receive them in most parts. But yeah, furry stuff is cute, and we can't survive without the ecosystem and all.

  • July 24, 2012, 2:28 a.m. CST

    And just kidding PETA...

    by ThulsaBoom

    ...Shark Fin Soup is a travesty. It's just like little, noodle sized strips of shark, you'd think given the carnage you witness in all the documentaries and such, there would be, like, a whole fin floating in your bowl. Sorry, y'all. Damn Kettle One.

  • July 24, 2012, 3:14 a.m. CST

    there is Claymation in Jurassic Park

    by cgih8r

    Spielberg said there wasn't any but there is one scene that has it. It's when Alan Grant calls out to the Brachiosaurus' the one's who raise their heads in the distance are claymation. why do I point this random fact out you say?...well...shut up...that's why.

  • July 24, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    @wcolbert...ok first of all! in regards to JP3...

    by cgih8r

    LMFAO! could not have argued the point better myself. Well said. Is it cool if I copy your post and paste it on the next JP article and claim it as my own? I liked it THAT much :P

  • July 24, 2012, 5:19 a.m. CST

    My pitch.

    by jellypop

    So..there was another island...a testing ground for breeding the dinosaurs and monitoring if the island could securely maintain the creatures without any problems. The team of scientists working there were determined to succeed in John Hammond's vision but became unstuck when a member of their team went rogue and began to meddle with the genetics of the dino DNA and he produced an unstable creation closely linked to dinosaurs but with mutated attributes that made it extremely dangerous and violent. After a crazy rampage of mindless mayhem the beast must be stopped as it intends to wipe out the population. The creature...that creation...was named 'Barney the friendly dinosaur' and his big fat purple ass needed kicking...enter big game hunter and on loan from G.I. JOE Channing Tatum to save the day. Barney wins..songs around the camp fire ensue....Channing goes nuts.....the end.

  • July 24, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST

    JP3 destroyed velociraptors forever


    hence worse

  • July 24, 2012, 6:45 a.m. CST

    well fuck me in the face..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    there is a chance this face fucking could be enjoyable, there is an even bigger chance this will just be a classically violent non enjoyable face fucking.

  • July 24, 2012, 6:53 a.m. CST

    to be honest, i havent seen jp2 or jp3 since..

    by Balkin Flabgurter

    ..since before bill clinton had his cake and ate it too...all references being truly irrelevant due to steven spielberg and his walky talkies and indiana jones sequels and bleaaahh super 8 sucked.

  • July 24, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Iz jus duh fex daht good GLAR GLAR duh thaaaaar

    by UltraTron

  • July 24, 2012, 8:08 a.m. CST

    REALLY? JPIII better than LOST WORLD?

    by Mikey Wood

    Why do people crap on LOST WORLD so much? I really enjoyed it. Okay...I'll admit the tagged on 'T-Rex in L.A." thing was really stupid, but, for the most part, it was great fun. JPIII felt like it was an hour long and was completely forgettable. Back to the point, though: Where can one go with a JP4? JP: Science vs. nature. "Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could that they didn't stop to think if they should." LOST WORLD: Man vs. nature. "A true hunter doesn't mind if the animal wins." JPIII: Leaving well enough alone vs. nature: "Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions." So where do you go? Nature vs. Nature?

  • July 24, 2012, 8:17 a.m. CST

    An absolute mutherfucking shit-for-brains mutherfucker right there

    by UltraTron

  • July 24, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    That's what you'd have to be.

    by UltraTron

  • July 24, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I wont be returning

    by Kakii

    I remember queuing for this and the line was huge, I remember all the hype etc. I walked out feeling stupid for waiting in line as JP was a big disappointment, the first shots of the dinosaurs reminded me of Jaws on the back of Quints boat. The book was much better as I read it afterwards. I just never dug JP at all, so I'm really not interested in seeing more and I did sit through the sequels to see if they'd improve and I do agree with others here that if anything the 3rd was the best as it was at least entertaining but that's not saying much.

  • July 24, 2012, 8:49 a.m. CST

    JP 4:Extinction Mandate

    by stvnhthr

    AT one time Universal liked the idea of doing a story where the dinosaurs had spread globally and were wreaking havoc on the ecosystem, upsetting the natural food chains. Not sure if that is still something they are interested in.

  • July 24, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    The John Sayles script from years back...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...was utterly batshit insane. Genetically engineered dino/dog/human crossbreeds who carried guns and wore body armor etc. As nutty and nerd-gasmic an idea though it may be, I hope they don't go that route.

  • July 24, 2012, 9 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember...

    by keyserSOZE

    ...when a fourth JP was planned, with the plot supposedly surrounding a group of raptors with heightened intelligence, that were being trained as commandos? And they were set to go on some mission with one human commando dude leading them? I believe David Boreanaz was rumored to be the favorite to play the commando. This was probably like 8 or 10 years ago. Anyone remember? Anyone? I'm not crazy, I swear.

  • July 24, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Apparently mikeywood remembers it...

    by keyserSOZE

    And of course, beats me to my post about the same damn thing by 30 seconds.

  • July 24, 2012, 9:21 a.m. CST

    For any who don't remember Dino-Riders was about...

    by Dogmatic

    the last ship of survivors from a war against a ruthless empire crashing on prehistoric Earth. The enemy vessel crashes as well. Both parties quickly scout the land and encounter dinosaurs. The evil empire uses "brain boxes" to forceably control the dinosaurs (usually more "dangerous" ones like Tyrannosaurs and Triceratops) while the good ones use their telepathic powers to become friends with the dinos (usually safer ones like Brontosaurs and Stegosaurs). Both sides outfit their dinos with their own tech then...armed to the teeth with lasers and shooting blades and missiles...and...well...this stuff sells itself! I'll stop there.

  • July 24, 2012, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Two words: Xenozoic Tales...

    by Mikey Wood

    ...or three words: Cadillacs and Dinosaurs (the more popular but not original title). How freakin' cool would that be? If you're not familiar with the comic, you ought to BECOME so. There was a halfway decent animated series too.

  • July 24, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I'll prove Jurassic Park is plotless:

    by Ricardo

    Where does the third act of the movie begin?

  • July 24, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Téa Leoni

    by thedoctor28

    I wanted her to get eaten so bad. All the screaming she did was really annoying and I just wanted her to fucking DIE!!!

  • July 24, 2012, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Another vote for Xenozoic Tales.

    by hank henshaw

    Easy to pitch to the studios too: Mad Max meets Jurassic Park.

  • July 24, 2012, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Let's have the REAL Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle instead


    Instead of another JP.

  • July 24, 2012, 12:21 p.m. CST

    W.T.Fuck else can they do with Jurassic Park anyway?


    Dinos in space or some other such shit.

  • July 24, 2012, 12:23 p.m. CST

    And a decent Land that Time Forgot would be great.


    Unfortunately Hollywood doesn't seem to do decent adventure films anymore. It's all gimmicky stuff so they can sell toy Jurassic Park Land Rovers or whatever.

  • Couldn't they think of something fuckin original?

  • July 24, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Remake "Tresspasser: Jurassic Park!"

    by Novaman5000

    That game was a fantastic concept that the technology just couldn't keep up with. It still had some great moments, many courtesy of it's physics system which was, at that time, very advanced. One time a raptor was charging me under an old dock, and I shot at it and missed, but accidentally hit a support beam that was holding up some boards and debris above us. The support beam gave way, dumping the boxes and debris onto the raptor, killing it, moments before it ate the fuck out of me. Totally unscripted, totally random, but totally realistic, based on what had happened. From that moment on, I knew I wouldn't be able to completely write the game off, no matter how broken parts of it were. If anything should be remade, it's that.

  • The original ending, with the Pteranodons and the helicopters probably was too small and anti-climatic (everyone basically escapes the island on helicopter... again!), but it wasn't stupid like the whole Godzilla/Godzookie in San Diego crap. Without San Diego, the one major mistake in the movie was shoehorning-in Malcom's daughter, and her gymnastics. The couple of kids in the novel were also out of place, but they were not Malcolm's children, or gymnasts. I, for one, kinda liked that the good guys fuck up the entire operation by freeing the captured dinos.

  • July 24, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    I made that up. I dunno. Does it have a third act?

    by Autodidact

  • July 24, 2012, 3:22 p.m. CST

    dogmatic !

    by Dan

    If Terra Nova had done this, it might still be on!

  • I read a few years back that there was a JP4 script where some of the dinos learned to talk. They should have the dinosaurs speak and then have them discover alcohol. This movie should focus on the dangers of mixing feathered dinosaurs with alcohol and the subsequent rehabilitation process that follows.

  • July 24, 2012, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park does NOT NEED A STORY!

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Do you know anyone who says they watch a Jurassic Park movies for the storyline and character development? I don't. We all watch these fun movies because we enjoy Dinosaurs chasing (and eating) other humans.

  • July 24, 2012, 4:05 p.m. CST

    JP 3 was better than Lost World, by the way...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    It's pretty close though. Lost World has some pretty fun parts in it, too.

  • July 24, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    JP3 and Lost World are Tied

    by Pipple

    I mean they're both shitty, but at least one still has spielberg's touch to it. And the rampage in san francisco is classic spielberg. It was a damn fun movie when I saw it as a kid. I watch it now and realize spielberg didn't give a fuck about making a good movie. He just wanted to have a big circus film full of all the deleted scenes from JP, and that's all it is to me. JP3 doesn't even make any goddamn sense at all... yes I know. Why would he even step foot on that plane? why? He knows what happened when a whole bunch of goddamn fully armed hunters went to the island, dumbass...But it's a more focused film at least. If it didn't have the JP name plastered on it and was just a movie called "dino island adventure" no one would complain about it... For this next one, they need to have full scale war with the dinosaurs that was hinted at in JP2. And make it have a good story and characters we care about, and make it like a true scifi that asks serious questions about man's place in the universe and all that shit.

  • July 24, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    so all these coliider related stories are just priming pump for merger?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • You REALLY think there are kids out there that don't know Jurassic Park, and we need a sequel to "expose" them to it? Fuck, that's some terrible studio style thinking that gives us Spider-Man reboots. For the "millennials". It's so short-sighted.

  • July 25, 2012, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by Balkin Flabgurter

    star wars episodes VII,VIII, and IX

  • July 25, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    How about a return trip to SKULL ISLAND?

    by lv_426

    Seriously. That could be a fun pulpy adventure that would tie into Kong Kong, but not focus on him and allow for a new story and characters in that setting. Sort if how Prometheus was related to the Alien films, but wasn't focused on the xenomorph.

  • July 25, 2012, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park: Kindergaarten Chop! The monster's revenge.

    by borisdoris

    Get Arnie on board. Put a velociraptor in a small kids school and let carnage begin. Stick Around Knock knock

  • July 25, 2012, 4:04 a.m. CST

    lv_426 , that´s a great idea

    by CuervoJones

    Skull Island is full of pulpy joy. But, please, do not destroy the island (Son of Kong breaks my heart). And what about a Cadillacs & Dinosaurs movie?

  • July 25, 2012, 5:47 a.m. CST

    JP3 is way better than Lost World

    by Fuck The Napkin

    Lost World just repeats a load of stuff from the first one. And there's a girl doing acrobatics to kick raptors in the head. FUCK OFF! The hunters are cool and it could easily have been a good film, but it simply isn't. Jurassic Park 3's much more fun, feels like a more interesting adventure and has more dinos and situations in it, and I liked the characters more. Though talking to the raptors at the end's pretty rubbish. The best sequel though is the Sega-CD Jurassic Park game, where you crash-land on the original island and have to explore the ruined park to find dino eggs. Should have just made a movie of that - it's what everybody wanted to see!

  • July 25, 2012, 6:57 a.m. CST

    JP3 better than TLW? Oy vey...

    by D.Vader

  • July 25, 2012, 8:01 a.m. CST


    by vezner2007

    I'm not saying that JP3 was a good movie but I am saying that the San Diego/T-Rex scene in JP2 made that move unwatchable. I agree that it was a fun ride before that point but the San Diego/T-Rex scene completely ruined that movie for me. It was insulting to anyone that read the books on the level of the Eragon movie.

  • July 25, 2012, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by Darkness

    I think Spielberg has run the gamut with this series. It will probably be a semi-remake of the original,(Well, it has been twenty years already). There is nothing new anyone could bring to this series, except more ooohhh! and aaahhh! If they need a director, then, Gareth Edwards, but he is taking on a reptile of a larger form right now. Joe Johnston could return, along with Brad Bird, but i still feel it has ran it's course.

  • July 25, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    cuervojones -- I think SKULL ISLAND has potential

    by lv_426

    Especially since it could work as both a sidequel for Kong fans, or a standalone film for new viewers, as it would most likely introduce a new cast of explorers and focus on the dinosaurs and other creatures instead of King Kong. It also wouldn't have the massive burden of being a remake of such an iconic film/character like King Kong. Of course, both Jurassic Park and Kong are at Universal, so I doubt we'd see them competing against their own movie, especially if Spielberg is behind another JP. Although, Paramount has both the Godzilla remake and Pacific Rim coming a year apart from each other, so you never know.

  • July 25, 2012, 9:43 a.m. CST

    ^actually there is lots of potential for SKULL ISLAND

    by lv_426

    It could be set a few years after King Kong (1933), or maybe during the height of World War II. Having some ties to the events of World War II could be fun, if maybe a bit Indiana Jones-ish. Could be instead of a boat expedition to the island, a plane full of soldiers and a couple nurses crash land there instead.

  • July 25, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I think its time for a reboot.

    by Sam

    That way they can bring Sam Jackson back:

  • July 25, 2012, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Man of Steel SDCC Screened Trailer

    by Clark Kunt