Women and Dinosaurs

Extenction

Totally not surprised to see a “dinosaurs run amok” movie coming out as anticipation swells for the impending Jurassic World (2015), in which dinosaurs run amok. Extinction (previously known as The Expedition) premiers in London on February 25, 2015. I shan’t be there.

Extinction, which is a slight title improvement over The Expedition, goes a little something like this: “Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team lead by a respected Professor embark on an expedition to protect vulnerable and endangered species. After a series of strange events their superstitious guides abandon them and the team choose to remain deep in the jungle, dedicated to the project. But as night falls in the camp they begin to realize that all is not as it seems, and that they are in the hunting ground of a predator – one they never could have expected.”

I call B.S. on the whole “they are in the hunting ground of a predator – one they never could have expected” thing. Did they not see the movie poster? Clearly, the predator is a flippin’ dinosaur. Geez people – open your eyes for crying out loud.

Heh.

XX

Changing lanes entirely, XX (2015) is an anthology of four short stories using women as the hook. Can’t tell if this one is a good movie or not because they don’t show any boobs on the movie poster. (Don’t look at me like that.) Guess I’ll just have to roll the dice on a movie ticket to find out if I’m wrong or not. (Note to movie studio – uncool to release the artwork and not a plot. You just ruined my entire day.)

2 Responses to “Women and Dinosaurs”

  1. A professor leads an expedition into the Amazon jungle meets amok dinosaurs. Its been done: “The Lost World” (1925) remade as “The Lost World” (1960) both being film versions of the 1912 novel “The Lost World” by some English writer, I think it was Author Condom-Daily, or something like that.

    And XX probably won’t have any boobs in it. It is going to be four horror stories written by women and directed by other women. That means any boob showing will probably be in some feminist context. I’m expecting more revenge against guys stories–and any boobs will be entirely incidental.

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