Is ‘Jurassic World’ the ‘Jason Lives’ of the Franchise?

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We’ve been hearing some pretty crazy rumors about Jurassic World. Trained dinos, good vs. bad dinos, dino cuttlefish. And I’m happy about it. It sounds like it has the spirit of that John Sayles draft for Jurassic Park 4 that was floating around a few years ago.

Earlier today we got a look at what’s ostensibly the layout of the park itself from the JPLegacy boards. Since the park in the film is fully functional and contains real-live tourists it got me thinking….

…is Jurassic World the Jason Lives of the franchise? They both feature massive redesigns of their antagonists’ biology. In F13 6 Jason became a zombie. Here, the dinosaurs are spliced together. Not only that, we could be looking at a repeat of something else Jason Lives embraced, which is finally adding some campers.

You could look at the first three Jurassic Park films as being somewhat analogous with the first three or four Friday The 13th films (I’m leaving A New Beginning out of this – though I’d love a JP movie where the dinos turned out to be fake all along) in the sense that we go to the “camp” but there are never any campers. It’s always the counselors. Whether or not the place is about to open or lays in ruins, it’s just that core group of 5 or 6 people (a few more if you count the first film’s tech staff). Both Camp Crystal Lake and Jurassic Park were designed to have dozens/hundreds of paying customers inhabiting them when they finally opened for business.

Jason Lives was the first F13 to embrace the idea of throwing all of those people in harm’s way, and it looks like Jurassic World might do the same. Will JW also embrace the offbeat tone of JL?

We’ll find out when Colin Trevorrow’s version of this thing comes out on June 12, 2015. But it sounds like it might.

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  • Francesco Falciani

    u are the best one @EvanDickson such a great great article. long live to Jason Voorhees!

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    In the sense that it logically world expands? Absolutely. It’s an interesting comparison and a welcomed one, given that JASON LIVES is the best Jason film.

    Unopened park. Abandoned park. Open park.

    About time.

  • WhoreWhisperer

    Of course Evan you are excited about this crappy sounding remake.

    • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

      Look at you. With your vulgar sense of humor, your simpleton syntax, and perhaps most offensive: your stupidity!

      • WhoreWhisperer

        Didn’t know you were so easily offended. I never used to be so vulgar, but then I saw Prometheus and couldn’t stop cursing that fucking horse-shit let down of a film.
        Nothing like watching one of the best directors of all time sucking Hollywood studio exec cock on the goddamn Imax screen. I haven’t been the same since.

        • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

          It’s so funny that when I offend someone, they go RIGHT for my username. As if I give a shit about what anyone thinks regarding a director.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love this article. You and Adam are my favorites on the site.

  • zombie84_41

    This is so interesting and could berry well be.

  • Ash Tambent

    Just jumping in to say there is no actual evidence of ‘spliced’ Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur in question is being described as having attributes that a Snake, Cuttlefish etc. have but that it is not a splicing of them all. In any case go read the novels. Its obviously the Carnotaurus.

    Oh and FYI… Comparing Jurassic Park to Jason makes you a retard :)

  • Ash Tambent

    Just jumping in to say there is no actual evidence of ‘spliced’ Dinosaurs. The Dinosaur in question is being described as having attributes that a Snake, Cuttlefish etc. have but that it is not a splicing of them all. In any case go read the novels. Its obviously the Carnotaurus.

    • Evan3

      Why don’t you just tell me what a carnotaurus is?

      • Ash Tambent

        Google is your friend :)

  • Jon Phil

    Jason Lives for me was the best Jason movie of all (Yes Better than part 3)
    What I love the most about it is that it actually had a plot, unlike the other ones. It actually had a story to follow