We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.
These are the work of Jesse Bray, whose portraits of famous pop culture characters have just enough geometry to them to be interesting but aren’t completely abstracted.
This was a pretty good year for pop culture, but there were some terrible misfires along the way. Including some stuff that we’d all had high hopes for. But what was the biggest pop-culture letdown of the year for you?
Artist Joey Jacks has set himself a challenge: Every day this month, he’s posting a bit of fan art. His pen-and-ink style is full of humor, and each drawing is jam-packed with the kind of deal only fans can really appreciate.
Digging Deeper has impressed us before with some interesting analysis on Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and now, they’ve gone and taken an in depth look at The Lost World, making us look at it in a bit of a different light.
Now that Lego actually makes official Jurassic World sets, it’s easier than ever to recreate Isla Nublar in brick form. But two amazing fans went one step further and mashed up all four Jurassic movies into a single display set—and it looks fantastic.
There were so many callbacks to the first Jurassic Park movie in this year’s sequel Jurassic World, it was practically a remake. Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of the many, many World scenes which channeled specific moments from the original Park.
Artist Josh Lane has created a line of prints that incorporate classic science fiction shows and movies into the usual floral patterns. And now, I want a room devoted to each one of them.
Back when the original Jurassic Park came out, all sorts of spin-off projects were in development. One of them was an animated series that artist William Stout did some early concept art for. Unlike the sequels we eventually got, the cartoon brought back everyone from Jurassic Park.
There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them?
One of the biggest arguments against this summer’s mega hit, Jurassic World, had to do with high heels. The head of the park, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), spends the entire movie, even when she’s being chased by dinosaurs, in high heels. And lots of people couldn’t get past that.
Paleontologists have long pointed out some of the problems with Jurassic Park the theme park - namely that most of its inhabitants weren’t actually from the actual Jurassic Era. College Humor looks at what Pre-Cambrian Park and other accurately named parks might look like.
Jurassic World is now on track to beat the box office records of both Avengers films, and it has a shot at beating Avatar. This is terrible, awful news for anybody who loves movies. Not because Jurassic World is a horrible movie—it’s actually pretty fun. But because this means a lot more pandering sequels.
Jurassic World is delighting audiences, smashing box office records, and making people excited about dinosaurs again. But did you notice the movie is also sort of terrible? If the new installment of Jurassic Park left you with questions, our patented Spoiler FAQ has the answers you didn’t even know you needed!
While Jurassic World has been making a killing at the box office this weekend, we wanted to take a look back at the film’s roots. Here’s an album of behind the scenes images from the original flick.
A fantastic selection of concept art from Colin Trevorrow’s blockbuster, Jurassic World has surfaced on the web. Feast your eyes on some of the fantastic artwork that shows off theIsla Nublar’s popular attraction, and take in the wild beauty that the folks at InGen couldn’t tame.
Despite an island’s worth of good intentions, Jurassic World is an uneven movie in a lot of ways. The human characters basically don’t work, the movie wallows in nostalgia, and the story is murky. But where it counts — beautiful dinosaur action! — this movie delivers enough to make us remember why we love these beasts.
Jurassic World, out tomorrow, is getting praise for its awesome dinosaur action. But it’s also getting a lot of criticism for its characters, especially the way it handles Bryce Dallas Howard. We talked to director Colin Trevorrow about how to make a monster movie in the Age of Sharktopus.
I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally…
Jurassic Park changed movies forever, with its utterly believable computer-generated dinosaurs. But did you know they were originally going to use claymation instead? Just in time for Jurassic World, we’ve dug up nine fascinating facts about the making of the original Jurassic Park.