1993 & 2013 **Spoilers Ahead** Do I really need to write spoilers ahead when talking about Jurassic Park? I mean surely this is a movie that everyone and there brother and sister has seen by now.
Anyway back in 1993 the whole world went Jurassic Park crazy and with good reason. The movie was hyped to a crazy extent and from my own point of view I cannot think of a movie that was as hyped as this one was. I would have been around 11 or 12 when the movie first came out and it was everywhere. Busses, bust stops, phone booths, magazine and TV ads, fast food joints. You name it and there was some kind of Jurassic Park advertising on it.
One thing that I remember is Jurassic Park popcorn. My local cinema had this bagged Jurassic Park popcorn and it was the most delicious popcorn I had ever had. Still to this day when I am watching a movie at the theatre I cannot have popcorn without thinking about Jurassic Park popcorn.
The movie is about a theme park that has through DNA cloning brought Dinosaurs back form the dead. Dr John Hammond who is played by Richard Attenborough is the man responsible, but before he can get the go ahead to open the place he needs to get the approval from two palaeontologists and some other folks as well. Dr Grant played by Sam Neil and his girlfriend Dr Sattler are persuaded by Hammond to come to his park. They are joined by Dr Malcolm who is awesomely played by Jeff Goldblum. They along with Hammonds grand kids and a guy from the insurance company take the very first tour of Jurassic Park. Of course it all goes horribly wrong and the movie is all about these people trying to survive Jurassic Park.
There are many great scenes in the movie and the one that gets the most attention is the T-Rex scene. But for me the part when the Raptors are hunting the grand kids in the kitchen is the best part of the movie. When I first saw this I was just on the edge of my seat the whole time.
Despite being twenty years old the movie still holds up incredibly well. The Blu Ray of the movie looks fantastic and I recently checked out the 3D re-release which still looks good. I am not the biggest fan in the world of 3D, but it never took anything away from the movie and my son loved it. I would say that it is worth going to watch in 3D just so you can say that you have seen Jurassic Park in a movie theatre.
Jurassic Park is a great movie a movie that I feel has aged perhaps better than any other special effects filled movie from the early 90’s (although Terminator 2 pushes it pretty damn close) It is just a great thrill ride from begging to end.