Saturday, 31 May 2014

Recently rather bizarre plot details about the new Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World were circling the internet. Many believed that they were too ludicrious to be taken seriously. The plot details revealed that the fourth installment was possibly going to involve a brand new dinosaur that was the result of the splicing together of different dinosaur and animal DNA. Sounds bizarre right? But it is all true. Director Colin Trevorrow has spoken out about the leak stating: "Last week was discouraging for everyone on our crew-not because we want to hide things from the fans, but because we're working so hard to create something full of surprises. When I was a kid, you got to discover everything at once, it washed over you and blew your mind. Now it only takes a person to spoil it for everyone else. I hope whoever leaked it is actively trying to undermine what we're doing. Because if they're trying to help, they're doing it wrong." Although I agree surprise is important in cinema, no more so than in modern cinema with everything being revealed and I understand Trevorrow must be annoyed with whoever leaked the plot details but it seems everything about this film is being leaked with endless photos of sets and locations being plastered up all over Twitter.

The director also revealed more about what the film has in-store, "This film picks up twenty-two years after Jurassic Park. When Derek [Connolly] and I sat down to find the movie, we looked at the past two decades and talked about what we've seen. Two things came to the surface.

One was that money has been the gasoline in the engine of our biggest mistakes. If there are billions to be made, no one can resist them, even if they know things could end horribly.

The other was that our relationship with technology has become so woven into our daily lives, we've become numb to the scientific miracles around us. We take so much for granted. 

Those two ideas felt they could work together. What if, despite previous disasters, they built a new biological preserve where you could see dinosaurs walk the earth...and what if people were already kind of over it? We imagined a teenager texting his girlfriend with his back to a T-Rex behind protective glass. For us that image capture the way much of the audience feels about the movies themselves. 'We've seen CG dinosaurs. What else you got?' Next year, you'll see our answer."

I love the idea of this numbness to science because it reflects perfectly with the real world because we do live in a world where technology gets created at such a fast pace that today's latest gadget becomes yesterday's old toy. And it seems very realistic that people would feel the same way about dinosaurs. This leads on perfectly with the creation of a new dinosaur because it would bring back the audience to the park but there is just something about the idea of a brand new, man-made dinosaur that I just cannot get on board with for now. This could prove to be the lynch pin for Trevorrow's film. If they fail to pull this new dinosaur off it will look tacky but if they manage to pull it off they could be onto a winner. The jury is out till we see a trailer and the complete film which means we are going to have to wait till next year to see what Trevorrow has in store for us. 

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