Spielberg beat James Cameron to Jurassic Park rights by only a few hours | Page 2

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    I would be down to see Cameron's version as an alternate take on the concept, but no way in hell would I trade it for Spielberg's. It is precisely the fact that Spielberg turned it into a family-friendly tale of wonder and adventure that makes it so great. That's why I cherish it.

    Sounds like Cameron should've just gotten the rights to Dino Crisis and made the first critically acclaimed video game movie.
     
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    Also, does it say Spielberg and Universal paid $1.5 billion for the rights? Billion with a B? WTF?

    No way in hell that's right.
     
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    Cameron was probably still working in post on T2 at he time, I prefer our reality where we get both T2 and Spielberg's JP.
     
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    From the director who brought you Aliens

    James Cameron's - Dinosaurs


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    never liked jurassic park just seems corny and that the dinasours somehow outsmart smarter humans so dumb. And nobody ever uses their guns to kill dinosaurs so lame.
     
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    JP is perfect as it is.
     
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    Good Steve is light years ahead of him as a director.
     
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    JP is my favorite movie of all time so I'm incredibly happy it went down that way.

    With that having been said, I wish we could have had both. I'd pay good money to see what Cameron could come up with today for an R rated dinosaur movie.

    I'm not thrilled with the last JP movie. I'd like to see Cameron make one R rated like he said and 3 hours long.
     
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    Imagine Aliens but with Dinosaurs
     
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    That's debatable.
     
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    No it isn’t.
     
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    It clearly is. I'll debate you on it :D



    Honestly, Cameron's my favorite director but I'm not sure I'd say he's better than Spielberg or not. That's a tough matchup, imo. But Cameron is up there in the top tier along with Spielberg. For sure.
     
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    I just think Steve makes better movies and he hits all different genres.

    Cameron has never directed anything like Schindler’s List and Catch Me If You Can
     
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    The man switched gears completely from the sci-fi, horror, action genre and did something he had never even attempted and made a period piece, historical romance with Titanic...and it went on to destroy every movie ever made at the box office. So he can definitely handle more than one genre. I do wish he'd make more movies and try even more genres, though. I'll concede that.

    And I agree, Spielberg has attempted more genres (and done them brilliantly) than Cameron has. That guy went from making a horror/terror movie with Jaws, to becoming known as the "family film" director with a ton of family friendly and adventure flicks, to making one of the best war films ever made with Saving Matt Damon. And I haven't even seen Schindler's List or Munich or Ready Player One.




    I think it's a toss up for me. I think the best Cameron films trump the best Spielberg films, though. But Spielberg has made more top notch films than Cameron has.
     
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    Titanic is Schlock. It’s bubblegum. Cameron is good but he does action adventure and that’s about it.

    Steve is a master at every genre outside pure comedy. He’s timeless

    Munich is incredible btw.
     
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    Disagree on Titanic. It's brilliant. It's a near perfect film, imo.

    And yeah I've heard nothing but good things about Munich. I need to check that out sometime.
     
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    Titanic isn’t my thing. It’s not bad but it’s like Schlock imo.

    The Abyss is much much better than Titanic and has real heart felt moments as well.

    I like Cameron a lot but his movies are one note. Steve is just so much better than him imo. Even his camera work is much much better
     
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