History Film / JurassicPark

6th Dec '16 4:41:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: [[spoiler:Robert Muldoon "knows more about raptors than anyone" ...but is pretty quickly and easily dispatched by the raptors once they're loose when they use their standard attack pattern. One wonders if the fact he was [[AcceptableTargets a hunter]] in a Hollywood movie might have something to do with it. In the book, it's Hammond instead (who gets killed by a pack of ''Procompsognathus'' rather than raptors), and Muldoon survives the experience after shooting the ''T. rex'' with a rocket launcher, blowing at least one raptor in half with a shotgun, and still continuing to be an untouchable {{badass}} even after he finally gets so drunk he can barely stand.]]

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* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: [[spoiler:Robert Muldoon "knows more about raptors than anyone" ...but is pretty quickly and easily dispatched by the raptors once they're loose when they use their standard attack pattern. One wonders if the fact he was [[AcceptableTargets a hunter]] in a Hollywood movie might have something to do with it. In the book, it's Hammond instead (who gets killed by a pack of ''Procompsognathus'' rather than raptors), and Muldoon survives the experience after shooting the ''T. rex'' with a rocket launcher, blowing at least one raptor in half with a shotgun, and still continuing to be an untouchable {{badass}} badass even after he finally gets so drunk he can barely stand.]]
2nd Dec '16 7:50:22 PM Cheapsunglasses
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* CuttingCorners: Like in the book, Hammond does this, but not nearly as much. For one thing, unlike his book counterpart, he makes sure that the park is fully staffed, but most of the security personnel were evacuated due to a hurricane. For another, [[spoiler:the dinosaurs are still able to breed, but even that can be attributed more to Dr. Wu's arrogance rather than Hammond being cheap]]. There's also [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking no locking mechanisms on the vehicle doors]].
27th Nov '16 2:00:11 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never hear of the sick ''Triceratops'' after her scene, nor do we find out why she got sick in the first place.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never hear of the sick ''Triceratops'' after her scene, nor do we find out why she got sick in the first place.[[spoiler: In the novel, it's discovered that while she wasn't actively eating the poisonous berries, she ''was'' swallowing pebbles(to aid digestion, they're called gastroliths); the berries which fell off their bushes left enough residue to sicken her.]]
15th Nov '16 1:20:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Subverted: Muldoon and Grant try to kill ''Velociraptors''...with a ''shotgun!'' It doesn't work either time, [[spoiler: with fatal results for Muldoon]].
27th Oct '16 3:41:11 AM morenohijazo
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* IsleOfGiantHorrors: The film is an abandoned dinosaur theme park inhabited by reanimated dinosaurs.
17th Oct '16 5:49:06 AM Josef5678
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The film is still a very good adaptation, but compressing the book meant removing most of the exposition of the book, which contained some explanations that filled multiple small logic gaps present in the movie, such as why the ''Triceratops'' was sick.
** In the book Ian Malcolm's criticisms of the park were based on the sheer complacency on display and the fact that the park was completely unequipped to deal with anything unexpected, which would inevitably occur given the dinosaurs were an unknown random element. In the movie this part of the story is downplayed, so he's reduced to vague ideological [[PlayingGod "You tampered in God's domain"]] arguments.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: AdaptationExplanationExtrication:
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The film is still a very good adaptation, but compressing the book meant removing most of the exposition of the book, which contained some explanations that filled multiple small logic gaps present in the movie, such as why the ''Triceratops'' was sick.
** In the book book, Ian Malcolm's criticisms of the park were based on the sheer complacency on display and the fact that the park was completely unequipped to deal with anything unexpected, which would inevitably occur given the dinosaurs were an unknown random element. In the movie this part of the story is downplayed, so he's reduced to vague ideological [[PlayingGod "You tampered in God's domain"]] arguments.
16th Oct '16 3:21:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** In the book Ian Malcolm's criticisms of the park were based on the sheer complacency on display and the fact that the park was completely unequipped to deal with anything unexpected, which would inevitably occur given the dinosaurs were an unknown random element. In the movie this part of the story is downplayed, so he's reduced to vague ideological [[PlayingGod "You tampered in God's domain"]] arguments.
9th Oct '16 8:52:25 AM WarriorsGate
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* AdaptationInspiration: The book is very clearly against the idea of Jurassic Park, portraying it as a [[{{Postmodernism}} postmodern]] simulacrum where a thin veneer of fabricated wonder masks corporate greed and scientific incompetence. Although it follows the same basic plot points, the film goes to the complete opposite end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism, presenting Hammond as a benevolent father figure and earnestly reveling in the scientific miracle that's happened, even as chaos theory takes the reins and the park starts breaking down.
9th Oct '16 3:30:44 AM eroock
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* SoMuchForStealth: When the kids are hiding in the kitchen, the raptors are alerted when a soup ladle drops to the floor next to the boy.
8th Oct '16 1:58:30 PM Ghilz
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* OffscreenTeleportation: Throughout the first movie, the ''T. rex'''s approach is announced by earth-shaking steps. At some point, she apparently takes a few levels in Ninja, since she [[DeusExMachina somehow manages to sneak up on the survivors and the Raptors at the end.]] It is not, however, ''literal'' teleportation as many viewers assume—the ''T. rex'' enters the lobby through the visitor center's unfinished side wall, which is visible (partially covered in scaffolding and hanging plastic) in a brief shot earlier in the scene.

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* OffscreenTeleportation: Throughout the first movie, the ''T. rex'''s approach is announced by earth-shaking steps. At some point, she apparently takes a few levels in Ninja, since she [[DeusExMachina somehow manages to sneak up on the survivors and the Raptors at the end.]] It is not, however, ''literal'' teleportation as many viewers assume—the The ''T. rex'' enters the lobby through the visitor center's unfinished side wall, by the main door, which is visible (partially covered in scaffolding and hanging plastic) in a brief shot earlier in the scene.scene - though there's no corresponding hole on the outside of the building.
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