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Re: "JP4 a GO!"
<I'm afraid that one will add a further comment. Ask yourself: why is
Michael Crichton not connected with any of these blatant exploitations? >
Why should he be? He evidently sold the rights to the first and second books
and subsequent sequels.
< Why did he write a sequel to the 1990 novel which has no similarity to
second or third mass marketing extravaganzas? >
The second book stunk, and the filmmakers knew it. They bought the title and
junked the story.
< Why is it that scinema with no
plots are considered, somehow, avenues of excitement...is it because some
hunger, like panting puppies, for the latest CGI conjured dinosaur? >
These movies are aimed at adolescent boys. Demographics rule.
posters, vinyl models etc., regardless of some of the interesting artistic
licenses, give one a "rush"? Are these substitutes for the far greater
excitement of actually piecing together parts of the evolutionary puzzle of
The movie is meant to make money by featuring a cinema version of dinosaurs.
It isn't school.
Snip of things concerning Steven Spielberg's floundering career before,
during and after making one of the top grossing movies of all time.
< serious ideas because they never originate with him. It has been my hope
Mr Crichton will break his silence re: the Amblin Entertainment franchise,
and address those of us in the dinosaur paleontology community who know some
of the facts behind-the-scenes but keep lips sealed. >
There are many dinosaur stories out there--he should write another one. He
could have done that with _Time Line_.
< in our dreams. The blatant anti-intellectualism of the second and third
should have been a cause of despair in the dinosaur paleontology community.>
A dumb film is a dumb film, dinosaurs featured or not. Despite being darker,
grittier, and bones d'contention, the second and third films were poorly
scripted, mediocre blips on a screen.