Jurassic Park – 1993 – English
Film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Wayne Knight, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong, Miguel Sandoval, Gerald R. Molen…
Synopsis: Huge advancements in scientific technology have enabled a mogul to create an island full of living dinosaurs. John Hammond has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. But will everything go according to plan? A park employee attempts to steal dinosaur embryos, critical security systems are shut down and it now becomes a race for survival with dinosaurs roaming freely over the island.
Review: Simply one of the greatest films of all time.
It has a great plot, structured of course around Michael Crichton’s equally brilliant novel, and the graphics are absolutely superb. Jurassic Park, along with the sequel ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’, had Dinosaurs that were actually convincing. Of course, there was some artistic license involved – certain behaviours of the animals were exaggerated or entirely fabricated – but that in no way detracts from the film. They are certainly better than those in the comparably average third instalment in the franchise, ‘Jurassic Park III’. Living in the 21st century (or 20th, as it were) this film gave us a recreation of these creatures that was genuinely believable.
For all their fancy graphics and obscene budgets, films such as ‘Avatar’ will never compare to the likes of Jurassic Park.