11/07/2013

Jurassic Park (1993) chasing Batman (Adam West), Robin (Burt Ward)
This week we're going to do something different. We're having the usual biweekly caption contest and a bloghop hosted by Tony Laplume.

Do you think you're funny? Why not add a title or caption to this picture?

This week's caption image comes from BuzzFeed.

Here's mine: "It figures the 'Bat-Dinosaur-Repellent' would be in my other pants!"

Have a better caption for this picture? Head down to the comments section below to throw it out there. The owner of the funniest and most original caption will be given praise and adulation, here and on our Twitter and Facebook page.

The contest concludes next Wednesday at midnight, so please have your ideas in before then.

The captions two weeks ago for "Batman, Superman and Joker Playing Poker" were the best ever, but the one you voted for was by David Walston:

"Batman to Joker: 'Are you sure these cards are lead lined'
Joker to Batman: 'You oughta know, you bought them.'
Superman to all: 'Guys you should know I would never cheat'
Joker to Superman:' Thats not what I heard from Lois after that Wonder Woman fling.'
Batman:'Ooo, Burn!'"

Congratulations David!

Now it's your turn. How would you describe this scene? What do you think they're saying?

If you don't feel like making up a caption you can still join in. Just use the voting buttons to vote up your favorite caption. Let's vote to see who can come up with the best caption! Click the little arrow next to the comment. Don't forget you can vote up your own.


Now for the bloghop: Best and Worst Michael Crichton Novels Adapted into Films
Michael Crichton was an amazing author and sold over 200 million books worldwide. Many of his books have been adapted into films. 1994 was a big year for Crichton since he was the only artist to have works charting at No. 1 in television (ER), film (Jurassic Park), and book sales (Disclosure).

Crichton is an accomplished writer, but he also is the creator of some insanely popular science fiction movies. Unfortunately, he's the creator of some pretty lame science fiction movies too.

BEST
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
This film about a group of specialists trying to solve the mystery of an alien virus is brilliant in it's simplicity. They made 1970s computer graphics terrifying.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
This sequel was a worthy, but flawed, follow up to the original film. At least Jeff Goldblum came back.

Jurassic Park (1993)
Crichton's novel about a genetically engineered dinosaur theme park was so brilliant that he sold the movie rights before he finished the book. Crichton's greatest book and the best movie ever.

WORST
Congo (1995)
A 1980 book movie about an expedition into the jungles of the Amazon inspired a 1995 movie directed by Frank Marshall and starring Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Tim Curry, and Ernie Hudson. The  movie is the first to make hippos as dangerous as they are in real life. The mutant gorilla movie was panned, but grossed $152 million worldwide.

Timeline (2003)
This movie was based on a novel about archaeologists who travel back in time to save their friend from 1357 France. It starred Paul Walker, Frances O'Connor, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly, David Thewlis and Anna Friel . Unfortunately, it was more of a historical drama than a sci-fi film.

Sphere (1998)
The book about a deep sea expedition encountering an alien sphere has good twists but confusing plot points and a weak ending left it flat.

The Andromeda Strain (2008)
After the success of the movie, they made a mini-series around the story as a possible lead-in to a series. It's a pointless effort. You can't polish a diamond.


This post is part of the Tony Laplume's Ode-A-Thon blogfest
The Ode-athon is a call to write about your favorite writers.  Here I'm thinking specifically of authors, although I'm already planning to cheat myself with a cartoonist in my writers dozen (somewhere around fourteen).  You can choose one or you can go with as many as you can hit without exhausting yourself.  The idea is to tell us about the writers you read most passionately, the ones who have affected you the most, and perhaps even inspired you. 

1.Scouring Monk2.Tony Laplume
3.PT Dilloway4.Blah Blah Blah Yackity Smackity
5.The Armchair Squid6.The geek twins

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11 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

"Holy [something, something] Batman!" Maybe I'll think of something something later.



I would disagree on Jurassic Park 2 and Sphere. I'm not sure why they had Crichton write a second Jurassic Park and then they ignored most of it for the movie. Sphere on the other hand I think stayed much closer to the source material, which is a little bit of a problem since Crichton wasn't always the best at endings.


The 13th Warrior (Eaters of the Dead) I'd add to the Good side.


BTW, didn't Tim Allen have the #1 TV show (Home Improvement), #1 movie (Santa Clause), and #1 Book (Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man) in 1995ish? Or is it different because he only starred in the TV show? Either way it seems no one's had that trifecta since the mid-90s.

Meradeth Snow said...

I'm going to have to swing by later to check out the captions, and hopefully come up with something :) I love the one from last week.


Great Crichton picks! I'll admit I was looking forward to Timeline a lot when it came out, but wow was it bad.

Armchair Squid said...

Unfortunately, I've seen Congo and fully agree with your analysis.
Happy Ode-athon, gentlemen!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congo was not good. I wonder how close the original Andromeda Strain, the one from the early 70's, stuck to the source material?
And yes, The 13th Warrior was good. Very underrated film.
Will have to think on the caption...

DAVID WALSTON said...

"I don't think those were the Penguin's eggs Batman!"
The Andromeda Strain (1971) was a good film.

Congo...For the love of pete why did they make that movie!
Thanks for last weeks win!

Tom Badguy said...

Robin: "Holy flocking dinosaurs, Batman!"
Batman: "Shut up, Tim - I mean, Robin!"


Congo was good in the first 3 mins, only because those were the scenes with Bruce Campbell.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Take my upvote for the Bruce Campbell reference!

Tom Badguy said...

=D

MPax said...

Holy dino dung, Batman! I thought Jurassic II was one of the worst movies. I was so disappointed by it. But it just may be because the original was so great, II could do nothing but fail IMO.

comicbookandmoviereviews said...

I told Grant Morrison this never happened, God damn it!!!!

MedeiaSharif said...

"Run. Run. Pretend we're one of them."


I agree with the bests, but haven't seen all the worsts.

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