Dr. Malcolm Returns to the Park!

As I may have hinted before several times, Jurassic Park is a big deal in our house. As in, my other half is currently writing up scripts for videos because it's the 20th anniversary of The Lost World this year kind of important. So naturally it didn't take us long to hear word going around last night that Jeff Goldblum, aka Dr. Ian Malcolm, was set to return to the franchise. Given the nature of the Internet, we waited to see some further confirmation of this before reporting. And....

Okay, if you saw the title you'd see that it was in fact confirmed that Jeff Goldblum has joined the cast of Jurassic Park V/ Jurassic World II or whatever they decide to call it. No details at this time, obviously, but lots of speculation on the manner in which he appears and how much screen time he'll have.

Oh, and he also showed up in Sydney, Australia with a food truck to give out free sausages. Everything about that sentence is awesome.

So what do you guys think of this news? Excited? Skeptical? Not bothered one way or another? Either way, I'm still excited to see him (and Sam Neill!) in Thor: Ragnarok in November.

5 Responses to Dr. Malcolm Returns to the Park!

  1. Not to insult you Melmo, but IF (and that is a big if) I see this movie it will be on TV long after the theaters. I found Jurassic World to be a horribly bad rehash of the first movie without the charismatic characters. Neither Chris Pratt’s character, nor the kids, nor the woman are likable. She has the depth of character of a bottle of water spread over the Sahara. They are all so bad that when I found myself involved at all in the movie, it was to cheer for the dinos to kill everyone and take over the island. Plus, T-Rex was a “good” enough antagonist, super T-Rex just felt weird if not senseless. A straight up kaiju would have been better.

    Again sorry but…. :/

  2. I assume the words “a”, “food”, “truck” and “he” are awesome as well!

  3. Wife will be happy. There wasn’t as much good acting in some of them, but nothing beats that one line “They cut you ?!” about the young gymnast.

    And I really like the use of signs. You know what would help insure better acting for more of the cast? Having scripted in several characters remotely providing assistance. The misinformed idiot dinosaur rights activist who’s trying to find a way in. The local regime’s airforce promising to carpetbomb the humans too if they see escapees. The sneaky financier who bugged the place for his own amusement. The geologist / meteorologist who sees disaster coming from a jail cell in the wrong country . . .

  4. The Atomic Punk

    Honestly, I have never watched any of the Jurassic Park movies all the way through. It’s one of those “flipping through channels and catch it halfway through” deals with me. Maybe I’ll binge if they’re on Netflix.

    That said, I am very excited to see Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster. The Dark World was some blah filler. Ragnarok looks to be epic.

    Oh, more kaiju, please!

  5. Worf:
    Not to insult you Melmo, but IF (and that is a big if) I see this movie it will be on TV long after the theaters.I found Jurassic World to be a horribly bad rehash of the first movie without the charismatic characters….

    No worries, I’m pretty hard to offend. I’m not in the fandom like my other half is (Jurassic World is super divisive among the hardcore fans, too,) and I have a number of problems with the film myself. Or so it seems every time we talk about it. I do agree with you in that the characters lacked the heart and the charm of the previous films. I hope that with a new director and having characters like Malcolm come back we can get some of the magic back. Also animatronics, which the lack of was a big problem for me.

    Drinkfluid:
    I assume the words “a”, “food”, “truck” and “he” are awesome as well!

    Of course!

    The Atomic Punk:

    That said, I am very excited to see Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster.The Dark World was some blah filler.Ragnarok looks to be epic.

    Oh, more kaiju, please!

    Me too! I think he’s going to be awesome. I really wish The Dark World had been better. Malekith was so wasted in that movie.
    And kaiju are always welcome.

    Herr D:
    Wife will be happy. There wasn’t as much good acting in some of them, but nothing beats that one line “They cut you ?!” about the young gymnast.

    And I really like the use of signs. You know what would help insure better acting for more of the cast? Having scripted in several characters remotely providing assistance. The misinformed idiot dinosaur rights activist who’s trying to find a way in. The local regime’s airforce promising to carpetbomb the humans too if they see escapees. The sneaky financier who bugged the place for his own amusement. The geologist / meteorologist who sees disaster coming from a jail cell in the wrong country . . .

    I really didn’t mind the second film (the first one is obviously the best). The third one is terrible.
    More diverse character types would be nice. We haven’t really had that since The Lost World.