In high hopes of putting the investors’ minds at ease, John Hammond–the visionary billionaire entrepreneur, and founder of the bio-engineering company, InGen–calls in three experts to witness the wonders of the first-ever dinosaur preserve. There, in the isolated island of Isla Nublar, the visitors’ wide-eyed excitement will soon turn into pure horror, when the palaeontologist, Dr Alan Grant, the palaeobotanist, Dr Ellie Sattler, and the cynical mathematician, Dr Ian Malcolm, come face-to-face with ferocious primaeval reptiles on the loose, after a devastating malfunction. Now, the ultimate apex-predator, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, is on the hunt for fresh meat. Can they escape from the terrors of Jurassic Park?
I haven’t watched this movie since I was a little kid and it was ok. I didn’t love it, but, I liked it. So, how is this movie today? I’ll be honest, I grew from liking this movie to loving it. Visually, this movie still holds up very well. 95% of the CGI works great. In some shots you can tell it hasn’t aged very well. This movie looks better than all of the sequels that came after this. This movie also used a huge amount of realistic props. There were more realistic prop dinosaurs than CGI dinosaurs and that’s why the movie aged so well. Every character in the movie is so well written. They all have a reason for being there. They’re not just there to run away from dinosaurs. Even the kids in this movie did a great job. And John Williams’ music for this movie is so great! Just go listen to it on YouTube, it’s so great to listen to. It really elevates this movie. This movie also features one of the best and most effective jump scares of all time! And it’s not fake either. You get scared by what you’re supposed to be scared of in this movie! 10/10*
Director: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Michael Crichton, David Koepp
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, David Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Samuel L. Jackson, Wayne Knight
Runtime: 127 minutes