So, do you get many monsters here in Japan?

July 30, 2009

Welcome back to a feature we like to call, Haven’t These Guys Ever Seen a Movie?

In life, we should always defer to the wisdom of those who have wasted countless hours in the local multiplex, and yet we never do.

You take this video report, which tells us “Jurassic Park revives in Japan thanks to virtual reality technology.”

Raise your hand if you think a Jurassic Park REVIVAL is a smart idea, considering how well it’s always worked before.

Right. And yet, it’s clearly going to take a museum full of school children, trapped overnight during an electrical storm, and assorted bloody kid torsos dangling like stringy gristle from steel-trap dino jaws, to teach us another lesson.

Kids, whatever you do, DON’T press that big red button in the control room, because… Uh-oh, I’m afraid that’s gonna be trouble…

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Wow! A popular new way of suiciding!Are they going to use this on some new television game show from Japan?The world wants to know!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

The post WWII Japanese have always been into prehistoric and post-historic monsters. Consider it a blessing that mitochondrial DNA hasn’t survived 70 million years. So cloning something like this is not a realistic possibility.No children will die. No morons will die. Jurassic Park will remain an adventure of imagination.

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