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Re: No Jurassic Park IV

As for myself, the only thing I retain from JP movies is that they showed dinosaurs moving in 'real' way, no matter what their behaviours might really have been. The first movie rose a new interest in dinosaurs when this interest was slowly going down before in laypeople's mind. And THIS is important. The scenario, well, one can discuss scenarii's importance for an action film. I won't discuss the T rex/S aegyptiacus fight, it's useless. It's fiction. No matter if people believe it's true or not. Godzilla never existed, and neither Chewbacca nor Frodo. It's just movies.
I like them all because they showed me dinosaurs. And even if I know that some scenes must be wrong, I just sit down, close my mind on what I know about what true dinosaurs might have been or done and just enjoy the action.
And I'd like to see a JP4 with as much action and dinos as I like to read a new paper on recent discoveries about ancient life.

My one euro-cent

----- Original Message ----- From: "Raptorial Talon" <raptorialtalon@gmail.com>
To: "Steve C. Wang" <scwang@swarthmore.edu>
Cc: "Dinosaur Mailing List" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:58 AM
Subject: Re: No Jurassic Park IV

"Sorry, no offense meant to the classic Godzilla movies. I was thinking more of the new version by the people who made _Independence Day_."

Ah. In that case I agree completely.

But yeah, in terms of the films, we've got the first, which is a
Frankenstein story, the second, which is a pretty conventional King
Kong-type "creature(s)" run amok" story, and the third, which is a
rather typical "marooned in a hostile location" story.

Really, none of them were very groundbreaking as far as themes go,
although the first one did have the special effects, the
revitalization of dinosaurs in the mainstream media, and the
introduction of DNA and related concepts to a mass audience, so that's

And, of course, the first one - including the book - is suspiciously
similar to, if more developed than, the 1950's B-movie "The Killer
Shrews." Take that as you will.

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