The Jurassic Park fans, long kept in containment, have tested the electric fence of the internet and found, to their ravenous delight, holes to stomp through. Gripping the means of blockbuster film production between their stubby little forearms, these bloodthirsty packs of amateur filmmakers have burst onto YouTube, breeding homemade tributes to the 1993 monster movie at a rapid pace.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the only unquestionably good Jurassic Park film ever made, the directors of Jurassic World and its upcoming sequel, Fallen Kingdom, have embraced this outbreak. Hoping, like the ruthless capitalists of InGen, to re-purpose a naturally occurring miracle toward their own ends, the entire phenomenon is now presented as a promo made up of nearly 20 entire minutes of fans recreating scenes from the original movie.
The video covers the entire film in chronological order, offering up a play-by-play take on key scenes through amateur actors dressed up to play pretend Laura Dern, Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, and the rest of the movie’s cast. Though the low-rent vibe is exemplified best by the frequent use of bedroom sets and plastic dinosaur toys, a few clips include real go-getters who have engineered their own CGI, puppet, and hand-animated creations. Best of all are a wonderful stop-motion version of the baby raptor hatching scene, a cartoon rendition of the T-Rex paddock escape, and one especially enthusiastic guy performing the Mr. DNA bit in front of a green screen. It’s a charming ode to the genuine love people have for the first Jurassic Park, even if it is brand-sponsored nostalgia.
We look forward to people lovingly recreating the iconic, um, rolling ball scenes of Jurassic World in 25 years.
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