The brilliant people at Screen Junkies/Honest Trailers, the movie parody creators, have generously given the world a six-minute lesson in how Hollywood works that’s practically all-encompassing. You still might go to business school for the nuances, but this Jurassic World trailer parody could be the foundational text for teaching how the blockbuster machine works or doesn’t — showing where the money goes in and out, and how the audience is manipulated.
The product placement, the consistent messaging (can you say asset?), and the power (necessity) of one-dimensional characters to sell a flat story trumped up with CGI marvels? Check. Skewering what it calls the “most expensive SyFy channel original movie ever made,” the Honest Trailers – Jurassic World masterpiece trailer asks all the right — and hilarious — questions. It’s learn the movies by Socratic method.