Jurassic World

June 8, 2015

[Drift #68]

Rather than our usual super-in-depth discussion Neil Taylor, James Perkins and I take Sharon (who hasn't seen the movie) through the full theme park experience of Jurassic World, from the first step out of the front door to the recovery on the ride home. 

Within the fiction of this story Jurassic Park has been operating for ten years as a paleolithic combination of Sea World and a safari park. To reinvigorate dwindling crowds the scienticians backstage create something called a "Whatcouldpossiblygowrongasaurus" made mostly of lethal, muscular animal cunning, teeth and hate.

Find out, along with Sharon, what happens.

Next week: Terminator 2

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Jurassic Park III

June 7, 2015

[Drift #67]

For some reason people keep comparing The Lost World with its sequel, trying to weigh them up to decide which is worse. Like there can be some final conclusion that can be set in stone for all the internet to agree upon. Really it comes down to personal preference. They both suck, HARD! Both of them are so out of the league of the original it's like a world heavyweight title fight followed by a playground scrap and then two ducks going at it. Both superfluous sequels have their spurious charms and their enormous weaknesses. In the case of III it's imbecilic characters, sloppy story and pace that kills itself just as it's starting to get going. But of course there's much more than that. Here now is what we thought of this treacherous fart of a finale to the series. Neil Taylor and James Perkins join us on cleanup. 

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park

May 31, 2015

[Drift #66]

The dinosaur escapades continue down a weird and tonally dissonant path as we venture into The Lost World. 

Neil Taylor joins our party, along with James Perkins again as we uncover the movie of the book that Michael Crichton was pressured into writing after the success of the first movie... the content of which was largely scrapped for what Sharon beautifully dubs in this episode "Benny Hill with dinosaurs."

You can see what that looks like on our YouTube channel with this new video: https://youtu.be/lr581Y1jQdk?list=PLtgpGtXMjuv_r2XnFelG2Wb1jD-O0gp_r

We'll return in a week for the dismal sequel, which we tear to shreds like reviewing raptors. If you'd like to hear more from Neil and James then listen to GameBurst and AltViewMovies.

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Jurassic Park

May 17, 2015

[Drift #65]

One of the greatest movies of all time gets the Digital Drift treatment in good time to get everyone fired up for the first new installment we've had in this series in 14 years (and quite possibly the only other good one). 

Still as fresh and endlessly entertaining to us as it was back in 1993, this film is rarely out of our re-watching rotation, and as such i know it frame by frame and word by word.  So we take you through every scene and get to the bottom of why this is such an appealing and effective story. 

Joining us are Joshua Garrity of Cane and Rinse and The Animation Archives and James Perkins of GameBurst and Altviewmovies.  Next week: Why The Lost World is a steaming pile of dinosaur droppings. 

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