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The Jurassic Games (2018)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 3 January 2020 (USA)
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In the near future, 10 death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game that pits them against dinosaurs and each other.

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Ryan Bellgardt

Writers:

Ryan Bellgardt, Galen Christy (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Merriman ... The Host
Perrey Reeves ... Savannah
Adam Hampton ... Tucker
Katie Burgess ... Joy
Cate Jones ... Stephanie
Luke Wyckoff ... Albert
Erika Daly ... Laura
Kyle Penington ... Little Brother
Rett Terrell ... Big Brother
Tiger Sheu ... Ren
Gary Frazier Gary Frazier ... Billy
Sidney Flack ... Dr. Eli Franklin
Raychelle McDonald ... Games Producer
Lucas Ross Lucas Ross ... Brian
J. Alan Davidson ... Console Technician / Co-Worker
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In the near future, 10 death row convicts are forced to compete in a virtual reality game that pits them against dinosaurs and each other.

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Win the games. Win your freedom.


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The first guy to die is almost immediately eaten by the T-Rex. It cuts to his VR unit turning red as he is killed by Injection. Yet, when the host then disconnects asking when they're on air, the camera pans across all contestants and his mask is clearly still blue. See more »

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Tucker: I'm not here to kill anybody.
Joy: I'm here to kill everybody
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Featured in Sven Uslings Bio: The Jurassic Games (2019) See more »

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Neither a Jurassic disaster or a Jurassic thrill ride
29 June 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Was not expecting much from 'The Jurassic Games'. It just sounded terribly derivative to the point of being a blatant rip off, the cover/poster looked cheap and like something you'd find advertised for a SyFy or Asylum film, it had a low rating and the reviews were less than promising. So in all honesty was expecting something terrible.

Seeing 'The Jurassic Games' with an open mind and fairness intended, it turned out to be not near as terrible as expected. At the same time, didn't find it a particularly good film either. Just for the record, am somebody who hates being critical and is more often than not encouraging and aims to be balanced and tries to evaluate rather than completely gushing or bashing, so will always severely object to being called an armchair critic/expert that is thrown around a lot immaturely.

There are positives. There is colour and atmosphere in the setting and some slickness in some of the shots. The music is not over-bearing, variety-less or monotonous, even when not being exactly memorable.

A few of the dinosaurs are fun and have some personality that avoids going too far on the goofiness or scare factor. Some of the acting is better than average and there is the odd thrill.

However, the limited budget shows in particularly the not always very well organised editing and the ropy effects. The dinosaurs don't steal the show as much as they should and their contributions not particularly memorable or well used. The human characters are underwritten and have little development or endearing personality, despite the actors' best efforts.

Also found too much of the dialogue on the wrong side of dumb and cheesy, complete with some soapy moments, and that it didn't flow very well. The film is extremely derivative, interesting premise with far too over-familiar execution that has nothing new. The lack of imagination and suspense also hurts the film, too much evokes cringing and the thrills are sporadic. The direction felt like they were not in control of the material and not at ease with the genre.

Overall, not a disaster, not a thrill side. Instead on the lower side of somewhere in between. 4/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Jurassic World Games See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)
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High Octane Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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