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Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:01:26 PM »
Whatís up with that?  Just read it premiers like today?  What did I miss? 


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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 04:36:50 PM »
It comes out today at 7:30 (EST) on FX and will be online at 10:30 (?) (EST) I think. There was a sneak peak that I saw online. I will link it here. 


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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 05:04:11 PM »
I saw that it was coming online 1 am EST, and 10:30(?) PST. I'm hoping it shows up sooner, but if not I'll watch it tomorrow.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 05:23:42 AM »


That was a very nice use of 8 minutes.  Don't skip the credits.  They're a treat.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 10:28:03 AM »
I found it very enjoyable. And I think this is a very cool way of building the JW brand and keeping it going between movies.

Hate that Allosaurus design though. That head. Sheesh.

One thing though, were the hands the right angle? That's a first for JW, isn't it?

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 11:30:44 AM »
I liked the new Universal opening credit, and I enjoyed the end credit scenes (apart from the mosasaur bit). I would've preferred a whole 8 minutes of the latter sort of thing! >:D

The short movie itself didn't float my boat, but then I dislike the Jurassic World series in general and this just felt like more of the same.

Oh, yeah, more obvious nods to previous Jurassic films, I find that so tedious. But, don't worry, I won't make a thread about it as I did for JW:FK: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=6532.0 and JW: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3497).



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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 01:11:14 PM »
Aside from the fact that itís an oversized Allosaurus and Nasutoceratops, I found this utterly, painfully redundant. Oh my gosh, a theropod attacking people inside a vehicle. How many times have we seen that now?

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 01:31:09 PM »
I liked it, few nods to previous films and I think one reference to Phil Tippet's Prehistoric Beast that was cool.   For something 8 minutes long it did what it was supposed to do and I didn't have to buy a 14.00 ticket for Fast and Furious to see it.

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2019, 02:39:48 PM »
Man, who would have thought that such an interesting premise could be made so boring? On the plus side, the Allosaurus is one of the less hideous JW designs, overall.

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 03:53:02 PM »
I gave it a watch earlier (just a bit ago). Gonna put most of my thoughts on it below in a spoiler:

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I was certainly not expecting it to be as intense it was (at the very least I dig that shot of the Allosaurus coming through the camper to get at the kid crying), probably because I was expecting most of it to focus on the dinosaurs battling it out. Definitely glad to see that kind of horror again in something Jurassic (aside from the intro in scene in FK). I liked the Lost World vibes it had too (the camper attack scene, but music too). I enjoyed the scenes at the end too, which is some nice world building for the next film. I also liked that it wasn't just one Nasutoceratops, but a baby (totally surprised it was attacked though. Probably a first aside from the Pteranodons attacking the baby Triceratops in JW, but this was much more brutal) and another adult. I hope we'll be seeing more of both them, and the Allosaurus in JW3, and I'm very glad Allosaurus has finally had some time in the spotlight in this franchise, since it's one of my favorite theropods (other then Carnotaurus, etc, which had its time in FK, finally).


Finally wrists that aren't pronated either, which is surprising too. I also hope we can get some good renders of these dinosaurs down the road (and maybe a better look at the Allosaurus animatronic used), for a better look at their designs.

And now I guess I ought to get to finishing up that review for the Mattel Dual Attack Allosaurus that I've been holding off for a while in anticipation of watching this.

Edit: I liked the sounds of the dinosaurs as well, especially the Allosaurus.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 04:52:42 PM »
Just caught this on YouTube. I thought it was kind of fun :) What more can you expect from Jurassic World and an 8 minute run time? The dinosaurs are out in California now and they're having young!

I was kept guessing over whether the Nasutoceratops would finally come back and run it off, so the ending was a surprise (and maybe an opportunity for another human action figure with the little girl). Rarely do the humans successfully strike back in these situations!


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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 05:09:07 PM »
I also hope we can get some good renders of these dinosaurs down the road (and maybe a better look at the Allosaurus animatronic used), for a better look at their designs.

Whoah, was there an animatronic in there?

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 05:23:56 PM »
I enjoyed it.
Would have preferred the ending have the nasutoceratops chase off the allosaurus instead of the little girl with the full auto crossbow.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 06:25:20 PM »
I was surprised that little girl could identify the dinosaurs to genus. Nothing "diagnostic" about that Allosaurus, and Nasutoceratops isn't exactly a household name. Most real children would hardly identify them past Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops.

But I guess the same could be said about the Gallimimus scene in the original JP... Could be any ornithomimid by the looks of it for a child who only knew them from books (I personally thought it was Struthiomimus when I first saw a clip from the film).

And the ceratopsians with a single "calf" and protective parents was a bit of a stretch.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 07:21:58 PM »
The Allosaurus design seems to be the Papo toy brought to life


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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2019, 08:00:04 PM »
@Patrx This article confirmed that there was, prior to it being released: http://collider.com/jurassic-world-short-film-colin-trevorrow-interview/

It certainly looked like there was an animatronic of the Allosaurus in a few scenes (if at least one in particular), though wouldn't surprise me if it was also covered in CGI too.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2019, 09:32:58 PM »
I was surprised that little girl could identify the dinosaurs to genus. Nothing "diagnostic" about that Allosaurus, and Nasutoceratops isn't exactly a household name. Most real children would hardly identify them past Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops.

But I guess the same could be said about the Gallimimus scene in the original JP... Could be any ornithomimid by the looks of it for a child who only knew them from books (I personally thought it was Struthiomimus when I first saw a clip from the film).

And the ceratopsians with a single "calf" and protective parents was a bit of a stretch.

I often wondered. If we EVER see Non avian dinosaurs in the flesh, whould we be able to tell what Genus (let alone, Species) a certain dinosaur is?

Say we saw a Ornithomime, How will we know which one it is the first time we see it? 

To get back on topic

This film was decent.

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I still think that the ending to JWFK was a tad rediculus, and i rather the dinosaurs just die in that room, and never make a 6th movie. However. Despite my issues with Fallen Kingdom, this short was worth it for the Dinosaurs, and the atomsphere was fantastic. Finally, the Nasutoceratops and Allosaurus that have been teasing us in toy form (Both from Mattel, and Takara Tomy) are seen in action, and i did not have to spend money to see a film i dont care about in theators to see it.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2019, 10:59:40 PM »
I have to say. For an eight minute film I really enjoyed it (not like thereís much you can do wrong in eight minutes bit I digress). It really had a lost world feel. And I think it really captured that Jurassic Park feel thatís been absent from Jw. And my favorite part when you see the dinosaurs. There just dinosaurs being dinosaurs. Jw keeps trying to make its dinosaurs characters. Now thereís nothing really wrong with that, and with some of them being trained(blue) it kinda works. But I just enjoyed the primordial, savage feel of the dinosaurs in this film. Also that Allosaurus is huge. Itís like the size of the T.rex. And also it has correctly pronated hands. Donít know if that intentional but itís neat. The eight year old made me feel like I was watching dino dan though. But itís nice to finally have another character interested in paleontology.

TL,DR best eight minutes of the Jw series.
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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 12:41:50 AM »
hash list

JP: Tim is a dino-nut
JPtLW: Rexes vs Trailer
JP3: Spino vs plane
JPtLW: Kelly saves the day

I liked the reheated hash (pun).  And the small things:
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non-pronated hands, proper big claw, going after the babies, baby had no proper response to threat, 'mom' doesn't have a very coordinated defense


@Patrx , it's probably
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the head squeezing through the window to get the baby... before it wrecks the trailer to expose the body (and switching back to CGI).

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Re: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 01:29:04 AM »
I forgot about this and tuned in last night at 10:00, just after it had ended. It's an interesting short. I especially liked the TLW references. IMO the score was better than a lot of what we got from Giacchino. Especially in the opening title and closing scene. The music felt more in-line with the original two films. The big things I didn't like were the main cast and the crossbow rescue. As stated above the quick identification felt forced and the crossbow part channeled Kelly's gymnastics in TLW. The dialogue in general felt too simple, as in the Jurassic World movies. It's nice to see allosaurus become a more prominent dinosaur in the franchise, though. It used to be second to T. rex among popular carnivores until Jurassic Park introduced velociraptors, and later spinosaurus into popular culture.