Down the Tubes: Scale Framing in ‘Jurassic Park’ vs. ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

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I came across an old Films&Stuff video that seemingly answered the question that has been on all of our minds at one point or another: why does Jurassic Park look so much better than its sequels?

Films&Stuff argues that it all has to do with scale framing. The video analyses key dinosaur scenes from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It breaks down everything from aspect ratios to the difference between medium and wide shots. It’s a really insightful editorial that shows how a cluttered scene can take away from the awe and wonder of the visual effects.

It’s definitely worth a watch if you’re a fan of the original Jurassic Park.


Do you agree with Films&Stuff that scale framing is partly responsible for Jurassic Park‘s success?

What are some redeeming factors in the Jurassic sequels? Let us know in the comments!

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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