Wednesday, October 19, 2011

JURASSIC PARK (1993)

An eccentric billionaire hires some scientists to come check out his top secret (but soon to be open) island theme park. Once there the scientists (Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum) are shown the top secret attraction: fucking dinosaurs! And lots of 'em. You got the tall ones with the long necks, the fat ones with the horns, the short ones with the legs and a T-Rex. Say again? We got a T-Rex. They also have Velociraptors. As exciting as all that sounds, it gets even more exciting when all the dinosaurs escape and start chasing the humans all over the joint. Yikes!

Just like he did with JAWS and the first few Indiana Jones movies, Steven Spielberg creates a wonderful world filled with rich characters, visually attractive environments and engaging action sequences, oh the fucking action scenes are awesome!!! It's like reading an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. The action just piles up and piles up. It's rad.

I was fortunate enough to see JURASSIC PARK on the big screen a few weeks ago and I'd kinda forgotten how awesome this movie was. I had a lot of fun revisiting it and even though I knew how it was going to end I was still on the edge of my seat, especially during the raptor chase scenes. Holy fook. I was also really shocked at how well the special effects held up. JP is nearly 20 years old and the effects looked great.

If you've never seen JURASSIC PARK then I'm not even sure what to think, but you need to fix that shit as soon as possible.

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