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Old 03-12-2015, 07:12 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Not a fan at all.
In fact once I take nostalgia out of the equation, Jaws is the only Spielberg film I would really rate.
Nostalgia or not, Jurassic Park is still the only movie where you got to see realistic dinosaurs, and that will always make it cooler than the vast majority of "better" movies. And if you want to blame someone for it being just kind of a standard summer thriller, then blame Crichton, cause under all the cool science, he was just another generic thriller writer.

Just about any Crichton book I ever read I enjoyed immensely for the first half, and then when all the science was explained it stopped being at all interesting. Except for Eaters of the Dead; and that was because A.) it was really short, and B.) the sciency stuff never got explained to the actual characters in the book, so the narrative itself always felt like fantasy. It was actually one of the most unique fantasy novels I've ever read.
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Just about any Crichton book I ever read I enjoyed immensely for the first half, and then when all the science was explained it stopped being at all interesting.
How about Sphere. I read that one in a day. Too bad the movie SUCKED BIG BALLS.
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jurassic park > jaws

dinosaurs >>> sharks

plus you get to see newman die in the most humiliating fashion
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #314 (permalink)
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My political compass includes not generally thinking of Spielberg when I think of my favorite directors but he has certainly made a hell of a lot of good movies.
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Wrong. So, damn, wrong.
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^Highly agree with Exo. Edumacate yourself JWB.

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Nostalgia or not, Jurassic Park is still the only movie where you got to see realistic dinosaurs, and that will always make it cooler than the vast majority of "better" movies.
They didn't have feathers though so I'd say they were pretty unrealistic.
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The characters in Jaws are masterfully written.
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They didn't have feathers though so I'd say they were pretty unrealistic.
Who's to say what a realistic 90s-era genetically engineered dinosaur would look like.
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Who's to say what a realistic 90s-era genetically engineered dinosaur would look like.
They'd probably have feathers to take the edge off.
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The characters in Jaws are masterfully written.
It's my favorite movie of all time. I love the little subtle details of that film. I've seen it over 200 times.

During the first attack on the beach, how Brody races up, but won't actually go into the water because he's afraid.

How Quint asks Hooper to tie a specific knot, which he does, and when he gets it thrown back at him, he doesn't even look at it.

Hooper brings wine to the Brody's house as a polite gesture and then just asks if he can gobble down their unfinished dinner plates.

I love it.
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