Steven Spielberg‘s seminal classic Jurassic Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and if you look at the box office, dinosaurs have never been bigger. In 2015, Jurassic World returned fans to the island of Isla Nublar and raked in $1.6 billion worldwide. Currently, its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sits third on the 2018 worldwide box office charts with a whopping $1.2 billion. While it pained me how much I disliked Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, no one can deny that dinosaurs are still a big money attraction. And while the sequels may suffer from the law of diminishing returns, the original holds up as royalty. Now, thanks to Fathom Events, fans of the original can see it in theaters this September.
The new trend in Honest Trailers is to preview the big release of the upcoming weekend. After Pitch Perfect and Entourage the last two weeks, the Screen Junkies guys debut this afternoon The Lost World: Jurassic Park trailer, mocking Steven Spielberg’s 1997 sequel to the legendary 1993 hit Jurassic Park. In fact the sequel thing is the first thing they poke fun, relating Lost World to one of the unnecessary Jaws sequels. Narrator Jon Bailey also asks a question I always pondered:
“Why isn’t the title Jurassic Park 2: Lost World?”
As 2014 comes to a close, we take a moment at Geeks Of Doom to remember all the fallen entertainment figures in film and television who left us this year. This year, we gave a farewell to a large array of heavyweights, cult heroes, pioneering figures, and sentimental favorites who were among those who have passed on in a physical sense, but leaving the memories, the ones that they made in the past and the ones each of their fans have in regards to them.
Academy Award-winner Richard Attenborough died today, according to the BBC. The British actor/director had been in a wheelchair after falling down stairs six years ago and had spent several years in a nursing home along with his wife. He was 90.
Though he’s had a successful career that’s spanned over 70 years, Attenborough is best remembered to recent generations for his role in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park, where he starred as John Hammond, the billionaire behind the dinosaur theme park on Isla Nublar. The actor, who reprised his role for the 1997 sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, speaks the famous line, “Welcome to Jurassic Park.” He also played Kris Kringle in the 1994 reboot of the Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street and starred in the 1963 war film The Great Escape.
Remember that scene from Steven Spielberg‘s original Jurassic Park where Newman sabotages the park’s high-tech security measures in order to steal some dinosaur embryos and Samuel L. Muthaf***in’ Jackson! tries briefly to restore order before telling the Oscar-winning director of Gandhi that he can’t get the park back online? I’m pretty sure it was in the trailer.