Welcome to TheShiznit.co.uk, your home for movie news, movie reviews and more!
Sign In or Register

Jurassic Park

News, Reviews, Features, Trailers & Rants...

Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Posted by Ali Gray at 20:00 on 10 Jun 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
I am a Jurassic Park sequel apologist. I am a Jurassic sequapologist. There’s no shame in loving the original movie, obviously, and I maintain that Jurassic World was an unapologetic, fan-pleasing blockbuster that wanted to reach even farther than Michael Crichton’s visionary thinking. But the sequels? I am at war with myself. The Lost World sort of has some good bits? The birdcage bit in Jurassic Park III was cool, I guess? Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sadly, is a different beast entirely: it is the first Jurassic movie I haven’t enjoyed unreservedly from the get-go. With the other duffers I’d eventually pick up on the flaws after multiple rewatches - this is the only Jurassic Park movie I’ll have to learn to love.

Review: Jurassic Park live at the Royal Albert Hall

Posted by Ali Gray at 22:10 on 07 Nov 2016
Review: Jurassic Park live at the Royal Albert Hall
It may not surprise you to learn that I have seen Jurassic Park before. In fact, I've seen it a multitude of ways. I've seen it at the cinema. I've seen it in 3D. I've seen it in IMAX. I've seen it on VHS, DVD and Blu-Ray. I've seen it in a big field. I've seen it projected in a pub basement in London Bridge on a stag night (okay, on my stag night). I've seen three-quarters of it in Italian on a hotel room TV set. I've now seen it at the Royal Albert Hall with a live score from the Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra. I can confirm that the last way I saw it is definitely the best. Way better than the Italian hotel room version (although, to be fair, I never saw the ending).

Great news if you love orchestras and/or dinosaurs

Posted by Ali Gray at 17:48 on 10 Feb 2016
Great news if you love orchestras and/or dinosaurs
In news that is sure to sexually stimulate fans of both prehistoric land-mammals and honking great oboes, the Royal Albert Hall will play host to an exclusive live screening of Jurassic Park on 4-5 November, with J-Wills' superlative score provided by the not-too-shabby London Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets are available from royalalberthall.com. The only way a screening of Jurassic Park could possibly get any better would be if they added actual live dinosaurs. I'm sure there's a downside I don't see.

Review: Jurassic World

Posted by Ali Gray at 01:30 on 11 Jun 2015
Jurassic World
There is no escaping the fact that I can't write an unbiased review of a Jurassic Park movie. Jurassic Park is my Star Wars, my Lord Of The Rings - my formative moviegoing experience that opened my eyes to the wonder of cinema. I can never be too down on movies about rampaging dinosaurs; even a bad Jurassic Park movie - and there have been more of them than there have been good ones - is entertaining in its own way. But by any measure, whether you're a super-fan or a casual observer, Jurassic World knocks it out of the park: it's a shamelessly entertaining blockbuster that simultaneously pays homage to the original while putting a fresh coat of paint on the formula. If you're a Jurassic Park fan, Jurassic World is everything you want it to be - I'd even go as far as saying it's as good a Jurassic Park film, post Jurassic Park, that you could ever possibly expect.

Things you notice after watching the Jurassic Park trilogy for the 61st time

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 03 May 2015
Things you notice after watching the Jurassic Park trilogy for the 61st time
There's never a bad time to watch movies about dinosaurs, but with Jurassic World around six weeks away, it seemed like high time I rewatched the Jurassic Park trilogy again - it has been almost five months since the last time I watched it, after all. I think I said my piece pretty comprehensively during Jurassic Park Week in 2013, so what follows are just stray observations - the kind you really only pick up from having already watched something 60 times.

Cool Stan Winston Easter Egg in the Jurassic World trailer, bro

Posted by TheShiznit.co.uk at 13:30 on 26 Nov 2014
Cool Stan Winston Easter Egg in the Jurassic World trailer, bro
I'd like to think dearly departed special effects whiz Stan Winston is up there now, eating steak at his own personal afterlife steakhouse. (Full Jurassic World trailer here you idiot, HOW HAVE YOU NOT SEEN IT YET?)

Dickie bows out: Rest in peace Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:30 on 24 Aug 2014
Dickie bows out: Rest in peace Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)
I was very sorry to hear about the sad passing of Lord Richard Attenborough this evening. Although I am fully aware his acting legacy extends back way beyond 1993, he'll always be Jurassic Park's creator John Hammond to me: my favourite character in my favourite movie ever. I wrote a little bit on what Attenborough brought to the role here, but I don't feel much like eulogising right now: I'm going to get busy knowing him better first. So long, Dickie, and thanks for all the dinosaurs.

Confirmed: Joseph Mazzello to probably star in Jurassic World

Posted by Ali at 23:00 on 12 Sep 2013
Confirmed: Joseph Mazzello to probably star in Jurassic World

Four hours later and still no reply. I'm sure you'll agree, his silence speaks volumes (about how badly this website is run).

Edit: Sam Neill has also cryptically joined in the media blackout surrounding rumours that he'll star in Jurassic World. Not a single peep from him. Or Jeff Goldblum. I'll keep you posted as to who else isn't saying they're not in it.

Alan Partridge announces new Jurassic Park IV title

Posted by Matt at 13:20 on 11 Sep 2013


Back of the net! Cashback! Etc...

I am hereby positioning myself as the UK's premier Jurassic Parkologist

Posted by Ali at 09:45 on 15 Apr 2013
I am hereby positioning myself as the UK's premier Jurassic Parkologist
Members of the UK film industry! Are you looking for someone to comment on the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park this autumn? Do you need a talking head to wax lyrical on why Jurassic Park IV is the most exciting prospect of 2014? Do you need a podcast guest who really, really loves dinosaur movies? I'm that guy!
Out this week
+Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A)
Read our review | Related articles
McQueen (15)