Video: Modern visual effects are easy to spot when they’re creating something you know doesn’t actually exist in real life. Velociraptors and T-rexes are obviously the work of talented visual effects artists, but in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, even the island under the imaginary theme park was a digital creation, brought to life on a nearly deserted patch of ocean.
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With the first Jurassic Park, we were all content to just stare in awe at what appeared to be living, breathing dinosaurs onscreen. But four sequels later, we now want to do more than just look at dinosaurs, we want to play with them too. Science has yet to deliver the goods, so Mattel has stepped up to bring dinosaurs back from extinction with its new Alpha Training Blue interactive velociraptor toy.
If you're a longtime fan of the franchise, 2018 is the perfect year for another Jurassic movie because it also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the original Steven Spielberg film. The downside? If you can remember being wowed by the first Jurassic Park when you saw it in the theatre as a kid, it means there's now an adult version of you who's too big to fully enjoy this Jurassic Park tribute from Power Wheels. That doesn't mean we didn't try.
The blockbuster sequel to the blockbuster Jurassic Park reboot is currently grossing a zillion dollars, but did you notice how everyone in the movie was an imbecile? Their actions may be confusing, but don't worry - my patented Spoiler FAQ has all the answers to the movie I have retitled Jurassic World: Idiot Buffet.
In the world of Jurassic, J.A. Bayona is the new kid on the block. As the director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the young auteur worked alongside the original film's director, Steven Spielberg; the previous film's director, Colin Trevorrow; the franchise's longtime producer, Frank Marshall; and so on. It may seem as though he was just a hired gun, but every step of the way, Bayona made sure made Fallen Kingdom very much his own.
There's an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters - studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is joining the list.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom centres on questions of animal rights, genetic power, war mongering and responsibility. So, if you're in the universe of Jurassic Park and want to talk about things like that, really there's only one person you call: Dr Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum. And that's exactly what co-writer and producer Colin Trevorrow did.
Ryan Murphy says American Horror Story's big crossover is happening this year. Could Lucasfilm be reviving Seth Green's weird Star Wars comedy shorts? Plus, Brie Larson hypes up the strength of Captain Marvel, what's to come on Cloak & Dagger, and our first look at the new Rocketeer animated series. Spoilers, away!
One of the things that makes the Jurassic Park franchise so memorable is John Williams' score. The majestic music is one of the legendary composer's most recognisable compositions. That score is teased, but never truly unleashed, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is also the perfect analogy for the movie as a whole. Everything feels held back and small. There's never a moment worthy of that iconic music.
There's even more teasery footage from Ant-Man and The Wasp and Halloween. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb offers teases about the future of Defenders, the return of Iron Fist, and John Ridley's ultra-secretive Marvel TV project. Plus, Peter Jackson is back to denying any involvement with the new Lord of the Rings show. Spoilers, go!
Jeff Goldblum -- the sexy king of the dinosaurs -- and erotica novelist Chuck Tingle, together at last, sharing their mutual love of handsome dinos during a Reddit AMA. This is the stuff fan fiction dreams are made of.
One of the standout moments in the trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was footage of Chris Pratt's character training baby velociraptors. Do they become lethal killing machines when fully grown? Yes. But as babies? They're adorable! Who wouldn't want a tiny velociraptor of their own? Well you can now get one, without finding some dino-DNA and engineering them yourself.
Get a look at Stephanie Beatriz's new LEGO Movie 2 villain. Evan Peters teases the dramatic struggles of Dark Phoenix. Purported audition reels for Doom Patrol tease a very sweary version of Cyborg. Plus, bad news for Shadowhunters, new footage from Ant-Man and The Wasp, and what's to come on Supergirl's finale. Spoilers!