Until today I would have scoffed at the idea you could make 1993’s Jurassic Park even better. That is before I saw Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park that is. It was actually Jordan Lummis on Facebook who pointed out this awesome fan art. Created and posted on Twitter as well by the talented Jen Lewis.
The artist has taken key moments from the 1993 film and…made them better. Or at the very least more humorous. For example the terrifying revelation that Lex is face to eye with the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Becomes an equally shocking moment when the young woman meets Charlene Sinclair!
In addition when Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park. That deadly encounter between Nedry and the Dilophosaurs has been altered. Although I would certainly say Nedry’s meeting Ethyl is possibly just as fatal for the computer programmer.
However I would add it would be because Ethyl sneezed or cleared her throat. Not of course feasting on Dennis Nedry. Heck I doubt that her false teeth could manage to choke down all of that meal, right?
Having said that, when Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park, the fate of Gennaro will be different. I mean do you really think that Earl Sinclair is going to do much more than say hello to the frightened lawyer?
While I do of course love that meeting between Hammond and Baby Sinclair. Hands down my favorite image that Lewis has created is the one where Grant meets B.P. Richfield. Indeed this is the piece of art that made me cackle out loud the hardest!
What happens when you mash together Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Last Action Hero, The Warriors, Jumanji, Wayne’s World 2, Mars Attacks, Robocop and Gremlins 2? The answer can be seen above in the artwork for the Be Street Retro Movies tour by Sosh which is showcasing classic movies at theatres across France in October and November 2014. As well as the main poster, they also have some fantastic “Greetings from…” art for each of the films too…
You can see more of the art at the Be Street website. You should also check out the posters for the 2013 tour here, which ran Ghostbusters 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, E.T. and The Goonies.
Image courtesy of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment
On April 5th of this year you’ll be able to once again visit Isla Nublar and the prehistoric beasts that it contains at your local movie theater and this time, to celebrate it’s 20th anniversary, you’ll see it on the big screen in 3D.
From the press release: “Universal Pictures will release Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking masterpiece JURASSIC PARK in 3D on April 5, 2013. With his remastering of the epic into a state-of-the-art 3D format, Spielberg introduces the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Attenborough, the film based on the novel by Michael Crichton is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Gerald R. Molen.”
I’m not generally one for 3D conversions…but I’m pretty jazzed about seeing Jurassic Park back on the big screen.
In the 1990s, you could hand me a handheld like this Jurassic Park one from LJN and I would be happy all week. I picked on up at a garage sale this summer and fired it up, I guess I have been spoiled by other handhelds in the intervening years, it was not quite as enjoyable as I remembered.
Universal Studios. For me that name conjurors up some incredibly powerful images from their legendary run as a motion picture film studio, as dream merchants presenting their wares in the time of the Silver Screen up to the multiplexes of today. All Quiet on the Western Front. Dracula. Frankenstein. The Killers. Harvey. Man of a Thousand Faces. Spartacus. The Sting. Jaws. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestial. Back to the Future. Jurassic Park. Just a few of the films that have found a way into the hearts of movie lovers over the past 100 years.
Now to celebrate those 100 years, Universal Studios Orlando have unveiled the Cinematic Spectacular! Universal Entertainment and its Creative Director, Michael Aiello, have scoured the studio archives so they could craft an 18 minute show that will be held in the park’s lagoon. Not only will visitors be awed by the show with it’s ingenious use of water, film footage, pyrotechnics, and sweeping music by using a symphonic score blended with the well loved themes from the movies, but as narrator to the short film they brought in Morgan Freeman.
“Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories
The new show is a tribute to Universal’s 100 years of film-making history, highlighting some of the most fun, dramatic, awe-inspiring moments from Universal Pictures’ most iconic films. These moments are shown in crystal-clear clarity on huge waterfall screens within the Universal Studios Lagoon, surrounded by colorful fountains and pyrotechnics, all against an incredible musical score and a powerful narration by Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman. The show will take guests on a journey of epic cinematic moments filled with heroes, horror, laughter, good versus evil and triumph – all against a backdrop of light, sound and special effects.
Everyone can remember powerful film moments such as Elliott and E.T. riding across the moon in E.T: The Extra Terrestrial, the heroic struggle of the crew from Apollo 13 or the terror of watching the famed shower scene in Psycho. Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular captures these moments – and so many more. Other iconic films featured in the show include American Pie, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jurassic Park, Scent of a Woman, The Mummy, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Fast and the Furious.
Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories and Universal’s Superstar Parade will run year-round except during annual and special events. For more information about both experiences, visit www.universalorlando.com.”