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The Good, Bad and Meh: Lessons From Mad Max, Terminator, and Jurassic World

There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them? » 7/24/15 3:41pm 7/24/15 3:41pm

Jurassic World: The Spoiler FAQ

Jurassic World is delighting audiences, smashing box office records, and making people excited about dinosaurs again. But did you notice the movie is also sort of terrible? If the new installment of Jurassic Park left you with questions, our patented Spoiler FAQ has the answers you didn’t even know you needed!
» 6/17/15 5:33pm 6/17/15 5:33pm

9 awesome facts about Jurassic Park

Even though I’m not totally sold on Jurassic World from the trailers, I know that I’ll have a jolly ‘ol time because Jurassic Park is one of the funnest movies ever, Chris Pratt is starring in the movie and there’s going to be dinos, man. But just in case Jurassic World disappoints me, I’ll just look back at the… » 6/15/15 1:26am 6/15/15 1:26am

Concept Art from Jurassic World Shows Off Isla Nublar's Wild Beauty

A fantastic selection of concept art from Colin Trevorrow’s blockbuster, Jurassic World has surfaced on the web. Feast your eyes on some of the fantastic artwork that shows off theIsla Nublar’s popular attraction, and take in the wild beauty that the folks at InGen couldn’t tame.
» 6/13/15 6:00pm 6/13/15 6:00pm

Jurassic World Is All Park And No Bite

Despite an island’s worth of good intentions, Jurassic World is an uneven movie in a lot of ways. The human characters basically don’t work, the movie wallows in nostalgia, and the story is murky. But where it counts — beautiful dinosaur action! — this movie delivers enough to make us remember why we love these beasts. » 6/12/15 1:21pm 6/12/15 1:21pm

Spielberg Finds A Way: 9 Uncanny Facts About The Making Of Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park changed movies forever, with its utterly believable computer-generated dinosaurs. But did you know they were originally going to use claymation instead? Just in time for Jurassic World, we’ve dug up nine fascinating facts about the making of the original Jurassic Park. » 6/11/15 3:00pm 6/11/15 3:00pm

Yes, Jurassic Park's Bad Dinosaur Science Still Matters

I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally… » 6/11/15 2:21pm 6/11/15 2:21pm

Jurassic Park in 8-bit is a better movie than any of its sequels

Jurassic World is coming out this weekend and just by existing, it’s already better than The Lost World and *whispers* Jurassic Park 3. But there is no way in hell that it can ever top the original Jurassic Park. Hell, I know this 8-bit video game version of Jurassic Park is better than all the movies that followed it… » 6/11/15 12:25am 6/11/15 12:25am

The De-Extincting Science in Jurassic World Is Right Around the Corner

Twenty five years ago, Michael Crichton captured our imaginations with the crazy idea that scientists might one day resurrect dinosaurs. But on the eve of Jurassic World’s release a quarter century later, the prospect of bringing back extinct creatures is looking a lot less science fictional. » 6/10/15 3:20pm 6/10/15 3:20pm

The latest Lego Jurassic World game trailer makes the wait even harder

It doesn’t reveal much in terms of gameplay, but Warner Bros. has released another trailer for Lego Jurassic World that shows a few more glimpses of the levels based on the three previous films in the franchise. It also mentions the Lego Jurassic World Creation Lab, so in addition to being able to play as dinosaurs,… » 5/30/15 12:00pm 5/30/15 12:00pm

It took $100,000 worth of Lego to recreate Jurassic Park with bricks

You have to be a monster to hate a movie like Jurassic Park, but it turns out there are fans so devoted to the film that they'll spend weeks and weeks painstakingly creating their own stop-motion version of the blockbuster using $100,000 worth of Lego—and some digital wizardry in post-production. » 3/20/15 1:36pm 3/20/15 1:36pm

Game Lets You Hack the Mainframe Just Like in Jurassic Park

Every nerd born before 1990 knows the Jurassic Park hacking scene. "It's a UNIX system—I know this!" Now, thanks to some nostalgic developers, you too can hack into the mainframe. A newly developed game mimics the 3D interface that Lex conquered to save everyone from the dinosaurs over 20 years ago. It's pretty fun! » 2/18/15 11:30am 2/18/15 11:30am

Here's What That New Super-Dinosaur From Jurassic World Looks Like

Thanks to the good folks at Hasbro, and Toy Fair 2015 starting in New York this weekend, we finally have our first good look at the genetically-enhanced dinosaur that the Jurassic World trailers have been teasing. Known as the Indominus Rex, it promises to outshine the T-rex in every way, serving as an even better… » 2/13/15 12:17pm 2/13/15 12:17pm