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Weird Science: 'Jurassic World' is a hybrid Hollywood blockbuster

Weird Science: 'Jurassic World' is a hybrid Hollywood blockbuster

The premise of “Jurassic World” is that we’re all way over the idea of dinosaurs. In order to satisfy a jaded audience’s increasing appetite for spectacle, the scientists in the fourth movie in the franchise make a new breed of dinosaur that’s larger and scarier than any that actually existed. The film is set in the present day, 22 years after the events in the original “Jurassic Park” movie. The once-small struggling startup of the first film is now a huge successful corporate conglomerate theme park. With 20,000 people visiting per day, there is a pressure for continued expansion, and the board of directors demands new monsters. The results go...

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