While Jurassic Park is in my regular rotation of movies to return to, the entire collection of films is less frequent–though I still probably watch them all at some point every year (okay, maybe not III). Spurred on by my excitement over recent franchise news, I watched them all over the course of a week, from the original through Battle at Big Rock. As it’s just not in my nature to have nothing to say with any bit of pop culture, whether I love it or hate it, I did find that there was at least something I wanted to say about them all. So, in the same vein as the series of posts I put up about Grand Theft Auto last year, I’ll have a series of essays up over the coming weeks that relate to the films.
Expect to see the following:
- Jurassic Park, the movie that’s better than the book, and the book that’s better than the movie;
- Why The Lost World will always hold a special place in my heart, and how it went farther than we could have expected but just not far enough;
- How I learned to stop worrying and learned to…tolerate…Jurassic Park III;
- Jurassic World from Blue’s perspective and how Fallen Kingdom extends, rather than retcons, raptor loyalty;
- The big ideas presented by the little film Battle at Big Rock;
- All of the Jurassic Park/World films as metaphors for reconciling family trauma/turmoil;
- The gap stories I’d like to see; and
- Some hopes and anxieties about Dominion.