Apr-11-2014 7:59 PM
@ Muldoomed17 and Like a Bossk
I agree, it is indeed time for a change. Some change is good, but you can’t completely change everything and then say it’s NOT a reboot – which up until very recently was what it looked like was going to happen. We now know that is not the case.
What they seem to be doing now is great. Sure, they changed the name and the logo and the management, but they didn’t sever all links to the original trilogy. It’s still set on Isla Nublar, they’re bringing back at least one of the original cast members (Dr. Wu), and apparently we are going to see at least some of the familiar old vehicles.
I stand by my comments on the jeep.
I don’t expect the new management of the park to use the old vehicles that have been slowly rusting in the garage of the visitor centre for 22 years. And there’d be no real reason to ‘copy’ them either. That’s not what I was saying.
I agree with the logic that any business taking over a complete failure such as the first JP would not want to resemble that old business in any way... But there is just one problem with that; NO guest EVER saw what Jurassic park actually looked like (apart from Grant, Ellie, and Malcolm). When everything went down and the park was lost, InGen weren’t at the point of releasing any promotional material, (hell, they hadn’t even announced to the world what they had done) and very few people were in on it – only minimal staff were granted access to Isla Nublar. Clearly they wouldn’t, but if they did use the same vehicle designs and logos, it wouldn’t be the huge publicity problem that you make it out to be.
What I was actually saying is that the old vehicles are most likely going to be for a scene where they show the Patel Corporation taking back control of Isla Nublar (probably where Chris Pratts' character and that Green screen chopper come in). The chopper lands in front of the visitor centre, Chris Pratt and a team secure the area. As they explore different parts of the visitor centre they find the gas jeeps in the garage. I’m looking forward to seeing the ford explorers in the garage with the gas jeeps, showing the same signs of age but still basically brand new. I’m also looking forward to the clean-up crew coming across the flattened cyclone fence that the tyrannosaur tore down and looking over the edge to the smashed up (now rusty) upside-down ford explorer in the tyrannosaur paddock.
I don’t expect the Patel Corporation to fix and use these old vehicles, but it would not be a publicity problem if they did (for the reason I outlined above). I expect the old vehicles will only feature in a few scenes at the start of the movie, where they basically show us the condition Isla Nublar was in when the Patel Corporation first went in, and how they handled the clean-up. Then cut to present day Isla Nublar, with the park fully functioning and the new vehicles come in.
Speaking of new vehicles; I was simply saying that this one could use a bit of color. Army camouflage, traditional gas-jeep red with numbering, dark green (like the poachers’ vehicles in TLW) or whatever; the JW logo with numbering... Looking at it again, it would also be fine if they left it as is. It's a pretty cool looking vehicle.