History Film / JurassicPark

4th Dec '17 9:22:08 PM TrollMan
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* AdaptedOut: Several characters present in the novel are removed in the movie, such as Dr. Marty Gutierrez and Ed Regis (although many of Regis' traits were put into Gennero's character).

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* AdaptedOut: Several characters present in the novel are removed in the movie, such as Dr. Marty Gutierrez and Ed Regis (although many of Regis' traits were put into Gennero's Gennaro's character).
4th Dec '17 9:21:51 PM TrollMan
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* AdaptationDistillation: Many side plots from the book are written out in the movie and several characters are combined and their fates change.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Many side plots from the book are written out in the movie and several characters are combined and their fates change. Several of these sequences were revisited in an altered state in the sequel films (such as the pterosaur aviary, river boat attack, ''Procompsognathus'' beach encounter, and hadrosaur stampede).



* AdaptedOut: Several characters present in the novel are removed in the movie, such as Dr. Marty Gutierrez and Ed Regis (although many of Regis' traits were put into Gennero's character).



* 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.]]

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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, [[spoiler: it's discovered that while she wasn't actively eating the poisonous berries, she ''was'' swallowing pebbles(to pebbles (to aid digestion, they're called gastroliths); the berries which fell off their bushes left enough residue to sicken her.]]
3rd Dec '17 12:01:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Gennaro attempts to be GenreSavvy by running and hiding. However he makes the mistake of hiding within the same area that all the T-Rex stuff happens and his hiding spot isn't even remotely a good hiding spot. Naturally he gets found and killed for his troubles.

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** Gennaro attempts to be GenreSavvy by running and hiding. However he makes the mistake of hiding within the same area that all the T-Rex stuff happens and his hiding spot isn't even remotely a good hiding spot. Naturally he gets found and killed for his troubles.
1st Dec '17 7:12:07 PM Josef5678
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* MoneyDearBoy: Hammond convinces Grant and Ellie to come to park by offering a very generous grant for their digs.

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* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse. Hammond convinces Grant and Ellie to come to park by offering a very generous grant for their digs.
29th Nov '17 7:45:30 AM TruebloodJoe
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* MoneyDearBoy: Hammond convinces Grant and Ellie to come to park by offering a very generous grant for their digs.
13th Nov '17 5:10:49 AM akih08
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** Gennaro. In the novel, he goes along with Muldoon to catch the ''Tyrannosaurus'', manages to fend off a ''Velociraptor'' attack, intimidates a ship captain with TechnoBabble, and survives to the end. In the film, he becomes a DirtyCoward who dies a particularly embarrassing death and the scene where he fights off the raptor in the novel gets transferred to [[ActionGirl Ellie]] in the film.

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** Gennaro. In the novel, he goes along with Muldoon to catch the ''Tyrannosaurus'', manages to fend off a ''Velociraptor'' attack, intimidates a ship captain with TechnoBabble, and survives to the end. In the film, he becomes a DirtyCoward who dies a particularly embarrassing death and the scene where he fights off the raptor in the novel gets transferred to [[ActionGirl Ellie]] in the film.Ellie]].
7th Nov '17 4:20:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: The use of frog DNA is more justified in the book, where it's indicated only a few select species have fragments of frog DNA, and the majority of the DNA used to fix up dinosaur DNA is avian or reptilian; the other justification given is that DNA only has minor genetic differences across all forms of life[[note]]The genetic difference between the DNA of a bacterium and a human is about 10%[[/note]], with the implication that they thought they were patching missing code to parts where it wouldn't matter. The movie removes all this explanation, leaving the use of frog DNA as something of a VoodooShark, as you'd wonder why they didn't use DNA of an animal more closely related to dinosaurs.

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The use of frog DNA is more justified in the book, where it's indicated only a few select species have fragments of frog DNA, and the majority of the DNA used to fix up dinosaur DNA is avian or reptilian; the other justification given is that DNA only has minor genetic differences across all forms of life[[note]]The genetic difference between the DNA of a bacterium and a human is about 10%[[/note]], with the implication that they thought they were patching missing code to parts where it wouldn't matter. The movie removes all this explanation, leaving the use of frog DNA as something of a VoodooShark, as you'd wonder why they didn't use DNA of an animal more closely related to dinosaurs.dinosaurs.
** Early on Dr. Sattler is enthusing about an extinct plant she found on the island in a scene absent from the book. There's no explanation on how they could have recreated it or why, and it's never mentioned again.
24th Oct '17 11:23:58 AM keyblade333
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* RealityEnsues: Unlike the original novel, the tour goes poorly even before things officially go to hell in the park. None of the dinosaurs show up as the car passes by their enclosures, and attempts to bait the ''T. rex'' with live prey fail (until the worst possible time). It's impossible to get an animal to do exactly what you want, up to and including coming into viewing distance when they've got so much territory to cover.

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* RealityEnsues: The idea of a Dinosaur theme park is viciously torn apart in many ways through out the story, as many people point out all the issues either the park has, or that it will have.
** Both Tim and Lex make some pretty stupid choices during the movie, but they are still kids after all, kids who have never seen dinosaurs and unlike the adults, have no remote idea of what to do in a dangerous situation. Naturally when the two get into situations where they have no idea what they are dealing with, they both make mistakes. Similarly many of the adults who aren't paleontologists end up making mistakes simply because they have no idea how Dinosaurs acts, such as when Ian tries to distract the T-Rex with a flare but runs with it instead of throwing it right away, causing it to target him and not the flare.
** Turns out driving in a hurry through an insanely bad tropical storm after turning off the power to the park isn't a smart idea, as Nedry finds out when he crashes his car due to said reasons.
** Gennaro attempts to be GenreSavvy by running and hiding. However he makes the mistake of hiding within the same area that all the T-Rex stuff happens and his hiding spot isn't even remotely a good hiding spot. Naturally he gets found and killed for his troubles.
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Unlike the original novel, the tour goes poorly even before things officially go to hell in the park. None of the dinosaurs show up as the car passes by their enclosures, and attempts to bait the ''T. rex'' with live prey fail (until the worst possible time). It's impossible to get an animal to do exactly what you want, up to and including coming into viewing distance when they've got so much territory to cover.
21st Oct '17 3:58:41 AM Aurelian
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* CallBack: When they first encounter the T-Rex, Lex inadvertantly draws it over to her and Timmy by switching a flashlight on. Later, when they head to the kitchens to escape the raptors, she makes a point of switching all the lights off.
15th Oct '17 8:50:52 AM Josef5678
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* TooDumbToLive: After shutting down all power to all security defenses across the island, Ray Arnold volunteers to trek across the perilous, dinosaur-filled park to the utility shed alone to flip the circuit breakers. In his exuberance at potentially getting the park back online, he doesn't even wait for game warden Robert Muldoon to return and accompany him. [[spoiler: This hasty decision inevitably gets him eaten by the dangerous predators he forgot to take into account, made even more dangerous by the park reboot releasing the ''Velociraptors'' from their enclosure.]]

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After shutting down all power to all security defenses across the island, Ray Arnold volunteers to trek across the perilous, dinosaur-filled park to the utility shed alone to flip the circuit breakers. In his exuberance at potentially getting the park back online, he doesn't even wait for game warden Robert Muldoon to return and accompany him. [[spoiler: This hasty decision inevitably gets him eaten by the dangerous predators he forgot to take into account, made even more dangerous by the park reboot releasing the ''Velociraptors'' from their enclosure.]]
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