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Film / Jurassic City

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A B-Movie featuring government engineered dinosaurs, belonging to shady government agent LaFranco escaping form confinement and rampaging across the city, killing everyone they encounter. The main plot follows Pippi, Sarah and Stephanie, a trio of sorority sisters who are in jail for rear-ending a police car when the dinosaurs get loose, and find themselves struggling to survive along with a few other inmates and guards. Ray Wise appears as the warden.

Provides examples of:

  • Addled Addict: Erika, one of the prisoners. She thinks she's hallucinating the dinosaurs and another time sees a giant bunny instead of one of them.
  • The Alcoholic: The mother mentioned under Death of a Child (who is apparently passed out drunk a lot), and Bear and Manny, two of the prisoners.
  • Alpha Bitch: Stephanie has some Pet the Dog moments, but is a pushy pledge-master who was engaging in some underage drinking, often bosses Sarah around and is fairly unrepentant about getting the sorority girls arrested in the first place.
  • Ambition Is Evil: LaFranco eventually admits that the dinosaurs didn't escape; he let them out, to engineer a crisis which he plans to resolve (how is never explained), be the hero of the hour, and then run for president on the good PR.
  • Anyone Can Die: Talbot is the only one of his squad of soldiers left at the end, while Pippi and Sarah are the only ones confirmed to have made it out of the prison.
  • Beard of Evil: LaFranco, his right-hand man and Doyle all have beards. the latter two are also bald.
  • Bittersweet Ending: More bitter than sweet. Pippi and Sarah manage to reach the outside of the prison, only to discover the city is SWIMMING in dinosaurs.
  • Blatant Lies: Stephanie telling the police that she's 21 when they arrive to investigate the party. The fact that she shows visible relief when their distracted after asking to see her drivers license, and then tries to sneak off confirms this.
  • Cool Old Guy: Warden Lewis keeps a cool head in the crisis, is willing to face down velociraptors with a machine gun, and does what he can to help save the others.
  • Death of a Child: One woman walks out onto a patio just in time to see her daughter getting her head bitten off by a dinosaur.
  • Doomed Hurt Guy: Possibly, Stephanie is unable to go with the others after a raptor slashes her shoulder and the tourniquet they make for her isn't too stable (causing her to stay behind with Manny), and CO Armstrong is left badly injured and abandoned by Doyle. Both of them are probably killed when the doors unlock and raptors come charging into the wing before the camera cuts away.
  • Free-Range Children: One side character the dinosaurs attack is planning on inviting over boys, noting that her mother is always passed out drunk.
  • From Dress to Dressing: After Stephanie gets injured trying to use the payphone, Pippi and Sarah use their coats to tend her wound.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sarah is blonde, and a constantly nice, supportive, and unassuming character.
  • Lady in Red: Alpha Bitch Stephanie wears a tight red dress throughout the film, and once Pippi loses her jacket it's revealed she has one on as well.
  • Mutual Envy: The two girls in the jacuzzi each feel the other has a better mother (one mother is a neglectful drunk but her alcoholism prevents her from being in a position to stop her daughter's parties, the other pays attention to her daughter but is quite strict).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Warden Lewis's blazing away at a dinosaur behind a large computer mainframe cause an explosion that probably kills him, and also causes al to of locked doors all over the prison to open, making it easier for the dinosaurs to attack people.
  • No Sale: Talbot's reaction to LaFranco's We Can Rule Together offer is to shoot him dead.
  • Only Sane Woman: Pippi is the most level-headed and perceptive of the group.
  • Psycho Lesbian: Scarlett isn't really a threat to anyone else, but she's handsy, and her interactions with the girls are fairly creepy.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Stephanie is a pale brunette.
  • Say Your Prayers: Sarah starts praying pretty heavily at one pint when a dinosaur is after them.
  • Serial Killer: Doyle, one of the surviving prisoners, is a killer of teenage girls, and is fully prepared to turn on Pippi and the others once they're out of danger.
  • Sinister Sorority Sisters: Downplayed, but Stephanie is an Alpha Bitch pledge master who is responsible for getting the girls arrested in the first place.
  • The Snark Knight: Pippi, especially towards Stephanie due to having only joined the sorority to get outside of her comfort zone and feeling rapidly disillusioned.
  • Uncertain Doom: The fates of Stephanie, Manny, Bear, Armstrong, Warden Lewis and the second girl in the hot tub are left vague, although this might just be a form of Gory Discretion Shot.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: Warden Lewis does this briefly, using his surveillance cameras and knowledge of the dinosaurs to give Pippi and the others information.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Averted, Warden Lewis is a good man who tries to help the other survivors.
  • We Can Rule Together: After confessing his plans to Talbot, LaFranco says that he can take part of it too. Talbot isn't interested and based on how quickly LaFranco went for his gun, he may have simply been lulling him into a false sense of security anyway.
  • Wild Teen Party: The main characters are sent to jail over a party with conspicuous underage drinking and pranks at just the wrong time.