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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Lacks the Majesty the Franchise Is Known for

One of the things that makes the Jurassic Park franchise so memorable is John Williams’ score. The majestic music is one of the legendary composer’s most recognisable compositions. That score is teased, but never truly unleashed, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is also the perfect analogy for the movie as a whole. Everything feels held back and small. There’s never a moment worthy of that iconic music. Read More >>

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In the New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer, It’s the Dinosaurs’ World, and We’re Just Living in It

Well, if you count “constantly running away from carnivorous dinosaurs” as “living,” I guess. Read More >>

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Jeff Goldblum Reveals There Was Almost a Version of the Jurassic Park Script Without Dr. Ian Malcolm

Jurassic Park would not have been the same without Jeff Goldblum’s iconic performance as Dr. Ian Malcolm, chaos theory advocate and black leather enthusiast. But though Malcolm’s a character from the pages of Michael Crichton’s source novel, he almost didn’t make it into the film. Read More >>

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Largest-Ever Dinosaur Footprint Found in Australia’s Jurassic Park

Nineties kids who’ve always wanted to visit Jurassic Park to meet Jeff Goldblum—and dinosaurs—are in for a treat: A team of palaeontologists from the University of Queensland in Brisbane is claiming to have found the largest-ever dinosaur footprint in a region dubbed “Australia’s Jurassic Park.” While there hasn’t been a Jeff Goldblum sighting (yet), the researchers have identified 21 different types of dinosaur tracks within a 15.5-mile region of the Dampier Peninsula coastline, including a gigantic one measuring 5-feet-9-inches (1.75 meters) in length. Read More >>

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Scientists: We Shouldn’t Bring Back Extinct Species

Earlier this month, the media was abuzz about “de-extinction,” after Harvard scientist George Church claimed we’d be able to grow a (probably non-viable) wooly mammoth embryo in the next few years. But, in the words of Jeff Goldblum playing Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” Read More >>

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Here’s the Official Reason Will Smith Isn’t in Independence Day: Resurgence

20th Century Fox dropped the new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence (aka Independence Day 2) yesterday, and it looks almost exactly like the original, though with better special effects. The sequel picks up 20 years from when the original left off, and involves the same aliens that tried to destroy earth in 1996 returning for round two. Somebody call Optimus Prime. Read More >>