Fans of weird social media accounts, dinosaur enthusiasts, and people who just plain enjoy a hearty chuckle are loving the Jurassic Park Updates Twitter account.
It’s a fan-made parody account that is responsible for making some incredibly bizarre and funny posts. We know that a lot of you have great memories of the Jurassic Park movies, so we invite you to enjoy this list, featuring some of the best tweets cloned from the fan account. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and remember—don’t move too much (or the dinos might see you!).
The account was created in July of 2020 so it’s as fresh as a newly minted theme park on Isla Nublar. However, it’s made some huge splashes in the short time it’s spent online: it already has more than 169k followers and we’re pretty sure those numbers will keep evolving. It’s not surprising, though—people adore the Jurassic Park movies.
The account has a pretty large team—12 people write jokes for it. The Jurassic Park Updates account was the brainchild of 27-year-old writer PJ Evans who also runs a similar account, @Disneyland2go. Evans wanted to poke fun at companies that are trying to maintain a positive public image while being knee-deep in problems.
The very first Jurassic Park movie came out in 1993 and was directed by film industry legend Steven Spielberg. What fans of the franchise know but some of you might have missed is that the movie was based on a novel by Michael Chrichton published in 1990 and a screenplay that he and David Koepp wrote together.
Now, there are 5 Jurassic Park movies released, the latest of which (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) hit the silver screens in 2018. Though fans are eagerly waiting for June 2021. Why? Because that’s when Jurassic World: Dominion comes out. Honestly, I’m excited for this one. The original movie’s protagonists Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum are reprising their characters for major roles in Dominion.
But why do the Jurassic Park movies capture our imaginations? What makes them so special? The short answer is—dinosaurs. It might be obvious but it’s true. When the original Jurassic Park came out, it was the very first time that movie audiences could see what dinos might have looked like way back when they were alive. It was new. It was fresh. It was as powerful as a T-Rex.
And let’s not forget just how stunning the visuals were when the first movie released 27 years ago. The visuals still hold up to this day, even though special effects artist Dennis Muren thought that they’d be obsolete in 5 or 10 years. With the Jurassic Park franchise set to continue evolving with the times, we’re glad that there are parody accounts like Jurassic Park Updates to constantly remind us why cloning dinos might seem like a great idea but is probably best left for Hollywood.