Any Jurassic Park fan can quote, "Hold on to your butts." It takes a special brand of Jurassic Park fan to completely recreate the sequence where Laura Dern's Dr. Ellie Sattler turns the power in the park on, is nearly attacked by a raptor and finds Mr. Arnold's severed arm. Now imagine hundreds of those fans from all over the world coming together for a retelling of the entire movie.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park -- and the upcoming release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom -- Tongal and Universal called on fans to recreate their favorite moments from the O.G. Jurassic film. "We've seen all of them," Colin Trevorrow says in this exclusive video. "And they're awesome."
"As fans of Jurassic Park ourselves, we were blown away by your creativity and skill," Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona explains, as Trevorrow adds, "In fact, Jurassic Park inspired us both to become filmmakers and join the filmmaking team that is bringing the franchise forward. Now you, the fans, are part of that legacy too."
Above, see the results. With bits from the original film used to stitch the whole thing together, you get the entirety of Jurassic Park -- from Mr. DNA to the T-rex chase to "Clever girl" -- in under 20 minutes.
These may be the best of the best -- including stop-motion animation and Claymation, puppetry and some seriously impressive cosplay -- but you can see even more submissions via the official @JurassicWorld Facebook and Twitter accounts and on YouTube. Fandom, uh, finds a way.
Meanwhile, as far as the non-fan-made films are concerned, Bayona's Fallen Kingdom sequel -- which sees Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Owen (Chris Pratt) return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs from extinction -- opens on June 22, with an untitled Jurassic World 3 (with Trevorrow once again at the helm) set for June 11, 2021.