Jurassic Park 3D awarded harder rating by Australian censors, Jurassic Park 4 director announced

Jurassic Park 3D receives higher rating in Australia.

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Published Fri, Mar 15 2013 12:37 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

The Australian Office of Literature and Classification have seen fit to upgrade the censorship rating of Jurassic Park 3D to a higher 'M' rating, when the original 1993 cinema release was rated 'PG'. This odd choice for the Australian market comes at a time when the film's admittedly still strong visuals - once on the cutting edge of effects technology, have long been eclipsed by modern features. The choice has also surprised Mike Baard, Managing Director of Universal Pictures Australasia.

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I'm a little unsure what to make of the decision by the Classification Board. We were very surprised, but not to the extent we felt we had to challenge it. The M rating still allows anybody to see the film; it's just guidance for parents to say there might be material that's not appropriate for children under 15.

Universal Pictures hopes to re-ignite the Jurassic Park franchise in the minds of cinema goers, in the lead up to the release of the as yet untitled Jurassic Park 4 feature, which has been set for a (U.S.) summer 2014 release. Overnight, Jurassic Park 4 and Steven Spielberg long-time producing partner Frank Marshall tweeted the announcement of Safety Not Guaranteeds Colin Trevorrow as the director for the next sequel, which is deep in pre-production. Little is known about the film, other than the assumption it will revolve around dinosaurs doing what dinosaurs do best - running, roaring, and as the franchises' history would suggest; easting people.

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The trailer for Jurassic Park 3D, due to hit cinemas in Australia and the United States on April 5th can be viewed below.

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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