When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth

Last night, Jurassic Park was confirmed Best Movie Ever. By me, at least. I saw Terra Nova‘s pilot (Fox’s new series) and it just came to me as a confirmation, more than a realization: 18 years later, Jurassic Park still rules the earth film industry. And I’m saying this, not only because it is the movie that made fall in love with movies. Its 18-years old animatronics definitely defeat contemporary CGI dinosaurs, no doubt about it. Little Zoe (Terra Nova) feeding a brachiosaurus is nothing compared to the wonder we feel when Professor Grant and Doctor Sattler first see the herd of dinos at the entrance of the JP. They are scientists but still they fall on their knees in front of a dream that came true. A dream, not a study subject. The T-Rex chasing Muldon’s jeep  just kicks that CGI unknown dinosaur’s ass chasing tanks in Terra Nova. Jurassic Park‘s animatronics are evil, but smart and just. Because they are pure nature, sheer instinct. Pure Cinema. Yes, it is still early to talk about Terra Nova. But it’s never too late to talk about Jurassic Park.

“Life Finds a Way”


4 comments on “When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth

  1. I dont know, it may be too early to completely judge Terra Nova… but I wasn’t too impressed. And the ratings were a little poor. So that doesnt bode well for a long, healthy run. Especially since its expensive.

    And yes. Jurrassic Park is Awesome, isnt it? 😀

    • Jersey says:

      Yeah, it’s definitely too early to make a final statement about Terra Nova. But the fact that I’ve been completely taken away by the comparison to JP, is not a good sign for the show!
      That being said, we’ll wait and see.


      • I don’t plan on getting attached to Terra Nova, either. I spent the whole time thinking, like Jersey, “Hey, that reminds me of this other more interesting thing.” Jurassic Park, the first 2 seasons of Sliders, a recent Holocaust documentary I watched, Life on Mars, Avatar, Degrassi…

        Yeah, I don’t see much of a future in this one.

  2. Jersey says:

    …and since Avatar reminds of everything else, what does that make of Terra Nova????

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