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infinite zest - 2014-01-19

I think it's fake. Only Camarasaurus can walk through Velociraptor.

Koda Maja - 2014-01-19

Still holds up.

Binro the Heretic - 2014-01-19

I think it's hilarious the way the brachiosaur's neck magically shrinks when it stands on its hind limbs then extends again when it drops back down to all fours..

(it does that in the real movie as well)

memedumpster - 2014-01-19

Oh my god, it does. That's hilarious.

Still can't get over how 21 year old CG kicks the shit out of every shit cartoon wankery in the 21st century though, neck shrinking or not.

magnificent wang - 2014-01-19

There are little problems with the CG in Jurassic Park, but overall it does really hold up. The secret ingredient is love. Each vfx shot was crafted by an artisan over several months, whereas these days its shat out of a McDonalds like factory system in a matter of days for directors who possess a tenth of the vision/aptitude that Speilberg had 20 years ago.

boner - 2014-01-20

It also only has something like 6 minutes of CGI in over two hours.

Binro the Heretic - 2014-01-20

Believe me, I'm not complaining. I really did find it amusing when I saw the movie in theaters. I knew they had to compress the neck so the head would stay in frame. The movie is still a spectacular feat of CGI and still holds up to this day.

When the movie came out in 3D, I took my nephews to see it. They had seen it dozens of times on DVD and were kind of lukewarm about having to sit through it in a theater. However, once the dinos started showing up, they could see what I had been telling them about how awesome it would be on the big screen.

The scene with the Tyrannosaurus breaking out of the enclosure went from being merely entertaining to genuinely scary to the point the younger one covered his ears and squeezed his eyes shut even though he knew exactly how it was going to turn out.

As Magnificent Wang and Boner pointed out (excellent poster synergy, by the way) the key was attention to detail and minimal use of CGI blended seamlessly with practical effects. A life-sized T-Rex robot nudges the hood of Grant's and Malcolm's vehicle, notices the flashlight beam in Lex's and Tim's vehicle and raises its head out of view. Then CGI T-Rex strolls over to investigate. The CGI is only on screen for a few seconds and the sequence was lovingly animated, painstakingly rendered and carefully combined the real set.

Nowadays, everything outside the windscreen would have been CGI, the trees, the fence, the mud, the rain, the other car, the dinosaur, everything. Sam Neil and Jeff Goldblum would have been sitting in the front half of an SUV staring at bright green walls. Of course, to render such an elaborate scene in the proper level of detail would take lots of time and money, so corners would have been cut and our brains would not have been fooled.

boner - 2014-01-24

I also went to see it in 3D (IMAX no less). Couldn't believe how good it was. Even the rainy scenes look like they were shot in 3D from the beginning.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2014-01-19

It took the super computers of the day 5 weeks to process just this scene alone.

yogarfield - 2014-01-19


fedex - 2014-01-20

really deserves an "acting!" tag

Jet Bin Fever - 2014-01-22

Realistically they would all look like a bunch of birds, right?

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