There was absolutely no doubt in my mind that Jurassic World would get at least one low-budget knockoff, but I didn’t expect to be genuinely intrigued to see it one day. Don’t get me wrong, Jurassic City probably won’t top our Best-Of lists at the end of the year, but I’m almost willing to create the category “Best Movie that Presumably Features Ray Wise Barking Into a Phone in an Office While All the Action Happens Elsewhere Category” just to get the word out.
Starring Wise (Twin Peaks), Kevin Gage (Heat), Vernon Wells (The Road Warrior), and Robert LaSardo (Nip/Tuck), Jurassic City centers on a breach at a top-secret L.A. lab that leads to thousands of deadly raptors running around the city, destroying everything. A black ops team shows up to try and herd them all into a nearby prison, but as you can imagine, that’s going to be hard to accomplish. Here’s how the end of the plot synopsis goes, which is pretty incredible:
This is Jurassic judgment night for smoking hot sorority girls, sinister scientists, muscle-bound military and doomed death-row inmates! It’s about to get bloody in Jurassic City!
Can’t you just hear the squealing 1980s guitar in the background? My worry with movies like this is that the trailers give away the only action sequences, and that the rest of the movie is just boring exposition and trite character development. But when there are a bunch of CGI dinosaurs running around, and a bunch of angry-looking dudes trying to take them down, I’m not sure if this movie will even have character development. And that’s fine by me.
Check out the first poster below, which doesn’t really do much beyond DINOSAUR!
There’s definitely a reason to check this flick out, beyond just wanting to experience insane mayhem. Here’s what director Sean Cain’s next step is, according to an interview with Dread Central:
If the film does well, then I will be able to do a sequel called Jurassic Apocalypse, which will be a combination of Escape from New York and The Warriors, but with dinosaurs. So everyone should go buy a DVD and support it!
I’m not sure how much faith I’m willing to put into Cain just yet, but he’s certainly got “creating amazing movie combinations” down to a science. Vertical Entertainment will release Jurassic City on DVD on February 3, which means you can experience Valentine’s Day with dino-shaped hearts on your brain.