1. Why was the triceratops sick?
2. Jeff Goldblum is the best.
3. John Hammond should have died at the hands (or jaws) of the beasts, Dr. Frankenstein style.
4. I really wish we could go back in time and re-do Jurassic Park 2. There was a lot of potential for this as a…
I loved “Lost World” when it came out. I was in middle school and not a discerning viewer. It had dinosaurs and was a sequel (this was well before sequels were assumed; only a few films got sequels!). By the time JP3 came out, I was older (senior in high school maybe?) and I started to see sequels as more of a cash-in than stories that needed to be told. I hated JP3 as a senior in high school, have not seen it since.
The thing is, I don’t think that “Juarssic Park” was set up to become a franchise! Or even a trilogy! The first movie is the definition of a complete story. Unlike Star Wars and all of the Marvel movies, which are set in universes where danger and bad guys and weird things can literally happen every where, the action and plot of “Jurassic Park” is entirely hinged on this one island. The only way to keep the action going is to have people continually keep going to this one island over and over again.
Plus “JP1” totally says pretty much everything that needs to be said about the dangers of the dinosaurs and the philosophies behind playing god and what not. So not only do the sequels, by nature, have to tell more stories about more people going back to a random island in the middle of nowhere, they have to do so with much less intelligence and grace than “JP1” because “JP1 kind of used up all the smarts gas. The debates in the first half of “JP1” are so well written and acted, and by the end, every single person leaves the island with a “Yep, that was a dumb idea” attitude.
Then there’s the fact that sequels demand actors to return which, after “JP1”, it’s nearly impossible to get any of those survivors back. You immediately think those people are stupid for going back to dino island! They seemed to have learned something! I guess they didn’t? I read the summary of “JP3” last night, and seriously, Alan Grant goes back to the island because they promise to fund ANOTHER dig of his? Seriously?! That’s just the same reason as in “JP1”! I can’t remember why Malcolm goes back in “JP2.”
“Jurassic Park” is not a world or a universe, it’s one weird corner of “our planet” that is so separate from the rest of the world that return visits and sequels have so many logical leaps to make, they don’t really have a right to exist.
I’ll see “JP4,” but like, it should be called “Jurassic Park IV: We Keep Going Back To This One Island That Has Dinosaurs On It.” Also, I know there were two islands. Having two islands filled with dinosaurs was such a ridiculous justification for “JP2.”
what about a jurassic park sequel where it is just about the shareholder lawsuit against john hammond and the whole cast returns to testify
or hey what about that other company that paid dennis nedry for the dinosaur embryos? they would have a motive for going back to the island that isn’t 100% stupid