SALT LAKE CITY — It’s the greatest party, or should we say dinosaur amusement park that never happened.
What happened: The Nerdist recently released a hilariously clever fake documentary trailer called “Jurassic Fraud” that reimagines Jurassic Park as if it had unfolded like the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a social marketing experiment gone wrong that has been the subject of viral documentaries.
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- The video mashes up footage from Netflix’s “Fyre” and Hulu’s “Fyre Fraud” documentaries with clips from the “Jurassic Park” films, showcasing the disastrous results of naïve capitalist John Hammond’s dino-powered amusement park in Isla Nubar.
- He “told the world he was bringing us the next big amusement park, what he gave the world was nothing short of FRAUD!” Nerdist wrote on YouTube.
The video features interesting similarities between the fictional Jurassic Park and Fyre Festival. Both, for example, took place on luxury islands, both were billed as exciting entertainment experiences, and both ultimately ended in tears and disaster.
In 2017, the Fyre Festival made headlines after festival organized failed to properly prepare for and accommodate guests at what was anticipated to be massive multi-day music, art and cultural party in the Bahamas.
- The documentaries on Netflix and Hulu feature event guests and organizers telling the story behind the failed festival.