Jurassic Park

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Ignoring What We Don't Like: The Aliens & Jurassic World Belief

We live in an age of nostalgia. The people who are entering the entertainment industry now are those who grew up with a 'modern' entertainment industry. Film, television, animation, computer graphics, these were things that all of us in our 20's and 30's had - in a very modern way - as we were growing up. This means that, as we enter the entertainment industry, we try to create, and recreate, the things that are most important to us. This is primarily why we're seeing such a strong resurgence of old franchises. Jurassic ParkStar WarsAliensTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Transformers, just to name a few, are among the most popular franchises in our current age, and these same ones graced the small and silver screens decades ago when we were young and impressionable.

But how much leeway, and how much leniency, are we granted when handling these intellectual properties?

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Jurassic World: Thoughts and Reflections

With Jurassic World coming out this weekend, it was hard to NOT find the time and money to go and see it. The third sequel to the film that changed my childhood and young-adult life, and what appeared to be a promise to redeem the wonder, suspense, and quality of the original.

As more and more trailers were released for the film, my excitement, and my hope, began to dwindle. The great fire that once burned within me to see the film faded and faded until it was now more of a small flare; it shown brightly, but lost much of its volume and size. However, now having seen the film and gotten over my theater shock, I can give a more level-headed overview on my thoughts and feelings of the film.