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Octogeek – Game of Thrones, Jurassic World 2, Valerian

May 31, 2017 Paul Caldwell 0 Comments

In this week’s round up of the top 3 happenings we’ve got some trailers for your viewing pleasure. We’ve also got some news regarding the new Jurassic Park. It’s a regular ol’ party up in here. In fact y’all might be gon’ make me lose my mind, (Up in here).

Game of Thrones

With Game of Thrones  just over a month away It’s time for a decent trailer and HBO are pretty good at keeping it spoiler free. This series is will be a perfect jumping on point for those unfamiliar with the first six seasons as all the characters start new story arcs. There’ll be the odd call back to stuff that’s gone before but HBO are considering Season 7 a sort of ‘soft reboot’ to pick up any stragglers. The new series airs July 16th. Try it. You might like it.


Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

From the director of The Fifth Element, this is an adaptation of french graphic novel that George Lucas ‘borrowed’ a lot from. There’s lots of CGI in it but it’s not really bothering me. It looks like the actors have been put in a colourful computer generated world rather than the other way around. I reckon that helps soften the disconnect been the creatures and real life. I also reckon that Happy Feet was based on a real penguin but they avoided royalty fees by dropping the ‘Based on a true story’ tagline before release.


Jurassic World 2

There’s pretty much a year to go until the new Jurassic Park (June 8th 2018) and news recently broke that as well as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning from the first movie. Jeff Goldblum will be hopping aboard too. We’ve not seen him since Jurassic Park: The Lost World so it’s good to have Dr. Ian Malcolm back in the land of the dinos. He recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly a bit about his return.


It’s not just fun and games though.

“Even though some might say it’s popcorn-y entertainment (top-notch, of course), in our conversation he was very focused on the serious issues of greed as it oftentimes comes up in those movies, and the marvels of science and reason and the very fascinating point at which our species finds itself both in real life and in this imaginary world too. I’m very interested in that myself, so I’m looking forward to this. I’ve got a few things to do. I’m nothing if not conscientious, so I’m enjoying working on it every day.”

See, its got a real message we can take home and learn from. That message is probably don’t clone dinosaurs but I think we can still clone Woolly Mammoths and things like that. The odd Dodo maybe.

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