The Dinosaurs Are Everywhere Now in Jurassic World: Dominion
I’m not much of a fan of the Jurassic World series. It’s lost all the majesty of the original Jurassic Park and is now just a generic action film with dinosaurs. But a trilogy is a trilogy, so we’re going to get Jurassic World: Dominion later this year. And while the Jeff Goldblum cameo in the last film was rather small and weak, Dominion looks to be making up for past mistakes.
It doesn’t matter to me that Alan Grant, Ellie Sadler and Ian Malcolm are coming back for Jurassic World: Dominion. It means nothing. What are they going to add to a world conquered by dinosaurs? Just some simple fan service for a property I’m not much of a fan of.
Still, it’s happening, and I’ll probably go watch it! Jurassic World: Dominion comes to theaters on June 10.
Hehe, the Justice League as Dinosaurs
Comic book creator Daniel Warren Johnson is now on my radar for his excellent Beta Ray Bill comic last year. His next big project was announced yesterday: Jurassic League. The members of the Justice League are gonna be dinosaurs, because sometimes we do get to have nice things.
And because hell yeah. Fun is fun. And life is fun. So let us enjoy the insanity and awesomeness that is Jurassic League, written by Johnson and drawn by artist Juan Gedeon.
You can check out some more artwork and an interview at Polygon.
Jurassic League comes to comics as a 6-issue mini-series in May!
6 Random Action Figures I Had as a Kid
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? I don’t remember what inspired this list, but I think it’ll be a little fun. At least for me. Depends on how interesting you find random childhood trivia about the guy who writes this blog. I was thinking about toys for some reason and came up with a list idea of random action figures I had from my childhood!
I grew up in the 1980s, so I had a ton of traditional action figures from the likes of the Ninja Turtles, Real Ghostbusters and G.I. Joe. They were the big ones for me. I had exactly one Transformer — Inferno the fire truck — and a ton of superheroes. I even had a phase of loving American Gladiator toys! Sprinkled among these average toys were some true gems. Some really random and obscure action figures that somehow found their way into my childhood and now my adult memory bank.
Join me after the jump for a trip down memory lane to some really neat action figures that have just stuck in my head all these decades later! And feel free to share some of your own in the comments.Read the rest of this entry
It’s a Jurassic World; We’re Just Living In It
So apparently, when those dozen or so dinosaurs were released at the end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it was enough to spread out and inhabit the entire world. Apparently nothing was done to stop their spread or kill them or anything. The government and the military just let them do whatever they wanted.
Which brings us to Battle at Big Rock, a short film made by Colin Trevorrow, the actual director of the Jurassic World films. One assumes this is a preview of what’s to come with the Fallen Kingdom follow-up. It’s a fun little film. You just have to suspend your disbelief on the premise.
I like it, for the most part. The family is a good group and the effects are top notch. Perhaps I even like Battle at Big Rock more than Fallen Kingdom! The next movie should star these people.
The premise of dinosaurs taking over the world is good…the idea that we reached that point from the lame ending of Fallen Kingdom is bad.
6 Most Excellent Ankylosaurus Characters
Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!
Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!
Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!