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Mark is joined by NY Time entertainment writer/philosophy prof Lawrence Ware, novelist/ex-actor Sarahlyn Bruck, and filmmaker/Remakes, Reboots, and Revivals host Rolando Nieves to discuss the Jurassic Park franchise in light of the new film, Jurassic World: Dominion.
Is the mere presence of cool dinosaurs enough to justify a film, or are these actually good films by any standard? What childhood itch do these scratch? How do these films work as sci-fi and political commentary?
Some relevant articles include:
- “Jurassic World Dominion Review: Isn’t This Franchise Supposed To Be About Dinosaurs?” By Eric Eisenberg
- “All Dinosaurs In Jurassic World: Dominion” by Daniel Dimanna
- “Jurassic Park Deaths, Ranked By How Much They Had It Coming” by Devin Meenan
- “Jurassic World 3 Theory: Biosyn Returns Because of InGen’s Failure” by Debopriyaa Dutta
- “‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Director Explains How the Movie’s Special Effects Are Different From the First 2” by Jason Rossi
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Paul D. Van Pelt says
It is about money, that is all. Films are a business—-anything that accrues beyond that is purely incidental. If, as some thinkers assert, we have no free will, then we do have freedom of choice. What don’t have to spend the money and trip over the people to go to the show. The term, schlock is regaining favor. I think this is because ninety percent of everything is bullshit anyway. Harry Frankfurt is right.