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(Variety)   Spielberg to revive Jurassic Park on June 13, 2014. Life finds a way   (variety.com) divider line 19
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2013-01-14 11:35:34 AM
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The CG in JP has gotten progressively worse with each new movie. I still think the best CG sequence in movie history was the t-rex scene from JP1. Anamatronics and CG mixed seamlessly in a dark rainy environment. They knew what they had to do to make it look good and they did it. I can only imagine the animators from 1992 thinking to themselves "just imagine how real CG will look in 20 years!".

/JP1 artists can never be overpraised
2013-01-12 01:10:18 AM
2 votes:
I'm convinced that for a Jurassic Park movie to be good it requires both Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neil

not sure why, but there it is.
2013-01-12 01:41:55 PM
1 votes:

T.rex: The Man Who Laughs: Maybe they'll explain how the T-Rex was able to eat the bridge crew of the freighter without escaping from the cargo hold first.

i don't know how i know this, but i believe it was supposedly a pack of raptors that stowed away on the ship, and then upon making it to mainland, were going to take over in the sequel.... But they never shot the sequence.


That's exactly what it was.

The third Jurassic Park movie should have been all about dinosaurs on the mainland. Instead, they took a giant step back and basically remade the first movie only with less interesting characters. (And characters you wanted to get eaten but sadly survived.)
2013-01-12 09:13:16 AM
1 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: Fun fact: Jurassic Park is more or less responsible for George Lucas's infatuation with CGI and all things digital:Spielberg hired Stan Winston to create the animatronic dinosaurs, Phil Tippett to create go motion dinosaurs for long shots, Michael Lantieri to supervise the on-set effects, and Dennis Muren to do the digital compositing. Winston's department created fully detailed models of the dinosaurs before molding latex skins, which were fitted over complex robotics. Tippett created stop-motion animatics of major scenes, but, despite go motion's attempts at motion blurs, Spielberg still found the end results unsatisfactory in terms of working in a live-action feature film. Animators Mark Dippe and Steve Williams went ahead in creating a computer-generated walk cycle for the T. rex skeleton and were approved to do more. When Spielberg and Tippett saw an animatic of the T. rex chasing a herd of Gallimimus, Spielberg said, "You're out of a job," to which Tippett replied, "Don't you mean extinct?" Spielberg later wrote both the animatic and his dialogue between him and Tippett into the script, as a conversation between Malcolm and Grant. As George Lucas watched the demonstration alongside of them, his eyes began to tear up. "It was like one of those moments in history, like the invention of the light bulb or the first telephone call," he said. "A major gap had been crossed, and things were never going to be the same." (Link)


That right there is why JP still looks impressively good today, 20 years later, when most special effects (the development of which should ostensibly improve with time) looks like crap after only a few years. Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, and Dennis Muren. True masters of their craft. RIP Winston, you were a badass.
2013-01-12 07:20:56 AM
1 votes:
I hope Spielberg/Crichton will update the velociraptor to its actual chicken-like state.
upload.wikimedia.org

Their behavior would be similar to the damn bastard cassowarys.
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2013-01-12 05:56:22 AM
1 votes:

Fun fact: Jurassic Park is more or less responsible for George Lucas's infatuation with CGI and all things digital:

Spielberg hired Stan Winston to create the animatronic dinosaurs, Phil Tippett to create go motion dinosaurs for long shots, Michael Lantieri to supervise the on-set effects, and Dennis Muren to do the digital compositing. Winston's department created fully detailed models of the dinosaurs before molding latex skins, which were fitted over complex robotics. Tippett created stop-motion animatics of major scenes, but, despite go motion's attempts at motion blurs, Spielberg still found the end results unsatisfactory in terms of working in a live-action feature film. Animators Mark Dippe and Steve Williams went ahead in creating a computer-generated walk cycle for the T. rex skeleton and were approved to do more. When Spielberg and Tippett saw an animatic of the T. rex chasing a herd of Gallimimus, Spielberg said, "You're out of a job," to which Tippett replied, "Don't you mean extinct?" Spielberg later wrote both the animatic and his dialogue between him and Tippett into the script, as a conversation between Malcolm and Grant. As George Lucas watched the demonstration alongside of them, his eyes began to tear up. "It was like one of those moments in history, like the invention of the light bulb or the first telephone call," he said. "A major gap had been crossed, and things were never going to be the same." (Link)
2013-01-12 04:32:51 AM
1 votes:
Maybe I should be ashamed but I will watch the shiat out of a new Jurassic Park movie. I love those goddamned animatronic dinosaurs.
2013-01-12 04:17:31 AM
1 votes:
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2013-01-12 04:12:14 AM
1 votes:

Confabulat: FTFA: but Spielberg sparked interest at the 2011 Comic Con while tupthumping "The Adventures of Tintin"
The writers for Variety need a punch in the nuts.


You're not their intended audience. Complaining about this is like reading a medical journal and complaining that they use industry slang. Variety has been using their own slang since before you were born. Get over it.

/now if you want to complain about the ineptitude of the writer and editor for this article, what with the misspelling of their own slang and leaving out the "billion" after the $1.9...
2013-01-12 01:19:19 AM
1 votes:
I blame Michael Cricton for how lousy the second movie was. The first book was pretty terrific and had a great setup for a sequel, and then that idiot wrote a sequel to THE MOVIE, not his own novel. That would be like George R.R. Martin finishing up the last books of Song of Ice and Fire to fit the TV show. And not only did that suck, but it was a terrible concept as well. The theme park/dinosaur thing was cool; throwing the cast into just a standard jungle island was boring as hell.

I liked #3 ok, it didn't have any of those annoying scenes of sweeping John Williams score while we all ooo and aahh over the veggiesauruses or whatever. And it was short.
2013-01-12 12:23:15 AM
1 votes:
I saw JP 2.

Defnitely passing on this one, unless it gets the best reviews in the world
2013-01-12 12:08:28 AM
1 votes:
Spielberg needs the money. He has more kids than octomom and Angelina Jolie combined.
2013-01-12 12:01:40 AM
1 votes:

drake113: Good. Those 1990's CGI effects look positively prehistoric.


I disagree...partially. Some of the effects are incredible and compare well with anything done today. Other stuff. The stampede and the first dinos seen when they arrive at the island not so much. IIRC all of the software was custom written for JP. Many movies that came after used the equivalent of OTS software and the effects were not nearly as good.
2013-01-11 11:42:35 PM
1 votes:
Maybe they'll explain how the T-Rex was able to eat the bridge crew of the freighter without escaping from the cargo hold first.
2013-01-11 11:32:30 PM
1 votes:
Huge Jurassic Park fan here...

With that out of the way, I have to say, why? What's the point? No need for this.
2013-01-11 10:46:51 PM
1 votes:
/CSB on

I was the Security Manager for Jurassic Park 1 & 2.

/CSB off
2013-01-11 10:42:25 PM
1 votes:
The raptors stow away on a ship to the mainland where they lay low and take on the name Mr. Pilkington.
2013-01-11 10:34:26 PM
1 votes:
I want the gun-toting, crime fighting dinosaurs from the earlier script...
2013-01-11 07:13:40 PM
1 votes:
The "Jurassic Park" trilogy has grossed more than $1.9 dollars worldwide with "Jurassic Park 3" grossing $363 million worldwide. Universal is already planning to re-release "Jurassic Park" in 3D on April 5, 2013.

Wow....1.9 dollars...I thought it did better than that!
 
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