I’ve decided to get rid of most of my social media presence. Blog’s not going anywhere, just social media. That does mean a lot of old Goodreads re-posts here will now at best have some broken links. That’s all!
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.