Jurassic Park (Widescreen Collector's Edition)
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Experts and others are invited to a theme-park site featuring dinosaurs man-made from dna. From the michael crichton novel. Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 08/24/2004 Starring: Sam Neill Samuel L. Jackson Run time: 127 minutes Rating: Pg13 Director: Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg's 1993 mega-hit rivals Jaws as the most intense and frightening film he'd ever made prior to Schindler's List, but it was also among his weakest stories. Based on Michael Crichton's novel about an island amusement park populated by cloned dinosaurs, the film works best as a thrill ride with none of the interesting human dynamics of Spielberg's Jaws. That lapse proves unfortunate, but there's no shortage of raw terror as a rampaging T-rex and nasty raptors try to make fast food out of the cast. The effects are still astonishing (despite the fact that the computer-generated technology has since been improved upon) and at times primeval, such as the sight of a herd of whatever-they-are scampering through a valley. --Tom Keogh

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  • Jurassic Park
    Dinosaur-mania peaked with the movie based on Michael Crichton's novel. Dinosaurs lived in the Mesozoic Era between 65 and 220 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era is divides into Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. Jurassic Park brings dinosaurs into the present by cloning them from DNA. They are kept on an island with plans of making them an attraction. They get loose. The velociraptors are fierce. T Rex goes on a rampage. I felt that not enough species were represented. Where are triceratops and stegosaurus? duckbills and ankylosaurs? The theme that man should not tamper with nature is ridiculous because the whole point of science and technology is that man can better himself by understanding and harnessing natural forces. Movie makers are negative. Both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg use dark, chaotic scenes.

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  • Fast shipping. Great seller.
    Item was as listed, perfect. Fast shipping. Thx! Great seller. :) Would buy from again....more info
  • Nothing can beat the book, but great attempt!
    I loved Michael Crichton's book, and I never thought that the movie could come anywhere close to it, but this was a great movie! You will love it!

    The plot is intense, and actually fairly realistic in the future. The characters are good enough that you will want to watch all of the sequels, and you will be on the edge of your seat throughout this movie.

    Enjoy the flick! You will love it!...more info
  • He Does Get Our Attention!
    Well, I have to hand it to Steven Spielberg, even though he often annoys me. He made us pay attention to archeology and the Ark Of The Covenant; he educated us on Great White Sharks; he made us love an ugly little space alien and he even made Whoopi Goldberg look good. Wow, say what you will, the man has done some amazing things in the world of film. Here, he brings dinosaurs back to life and gives us another classic adventure story, unlike anything seen up to this time.

    I rank this one right up with the best of all-time among great adventure stories. Few people can forget how stunned they were when they viewed these life-like dinosaurs for the first time on screen. And who can forget the T-Rex in the first frightening scene and the Raptors in the last intense scene? This is truly memorable stuff. To this day, those scenes can still get your attention.

    The movie has always been fun to watch, and not just because of the thrills or special effects, of which there are too many to recite here. There is humor in here and characters are interesting, led by Richard Attenborough as the scientist who creates Jurassic Park. The kids in here - Joseph Mazello and Ariana Richards - do a fine job of acting, as good as the adults.

    The only thing left is to see this in high-definition Blu=Ray, which should bring another generation of fans to this innovative film....more info
  • Welcome to Jurassic Park
    While I loved almost every aspect of the movie, its the dinosaurs that steal the show, naturally. And it's not just because we see a T-Rex in full form or a pair of ruthless Raptors, but this is the first time something is presented in glorious CGI. Jurassic Park made a huge impact with that for its time, just like Terminator 2 did in 1990 and the Matrix in 1999. Jurassic Park had its place too, at bringing to life dinosaurs that look wonderful and real, and hold up even today on the screen.

    Based off the book by Micahel Crichton, one can't expect the over all feel of the film to be as good, but honestly the whole thing worked just fine. If you compare this original to the sequals, its even that much better. The cast is quite decent, and though huge amounts of dialouge are not shared as well as deep in depthness to most of the characters, its ok because this is about the dinasours and the park on the island. The first hour is spent much like one would feel taking a trip to this park, almost a vacation if you will, though already the park has its glitches. A tropical storm comes, and combined with a sneaky worker named Dennis (Wayne Knight - that big nerdy guy in Animal House) who is just too funny sometimes, all heck breaks loose - including the dinosaurs. Thus begins the last hour thrill ride of chases and survival tactics. There are two scenes that are very action filled. The first is the T-Rex attack on the two park vehicles in the rain at night. The other was just down right scary, the pair of Velociraptors hunting the two children in the dark kitchen.

    In addition to the dinosaurs, I enjoyed the characters and their acting was fine. The story was excellent too, and though a bit slow at first, it works out well. Time is taken to appreciate and learn the mesmorizing truth about these creatures and how they have been recreated. Thanks to the directing of Spielberg and the outsanding score by John Williams, every scene is a good one. And thanks to Williams usual impressive composing skills, he creates not just good music, but a theme for Jurassic Park that is easily recognizable whenever heard.

    Though this went down as a great film, I think it deserves even more credit. It was created before its time, and holding up very well for today's standads. The sequals can't even compare. The story is fascinating and the dinosaurs themselves - breathtaking, and scary.

    Acting - 4.5
    Action - 5
    Characters - 4.5
    Story - 4.5
    Overall - 5
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  • Jurassic Park Movie
    Jurassic Park Movie, never as good as the book. But good enough to give you "brain pictures" when you re-read the book....more info
  • Spectacular Movie and Extra Features
    This is a great DVD for the Jurassic Park fans. In the first place, you get the movie in its original wide-screen format. What makes it really rock is the bonus footage, including a couple of very well-filmed and informative episodes on the making of Jurassic Park. I had almost as much fun watching these documentaries as I did the feature movie itself....more info
  • "Remind Me to Thank John for a Lovely Weekend"
    John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) has come up with the most incredible idea for a theme park yet. He has found a way to clone dinosaurs. He's thought of all the controls to keep the population in check and the dangerous ones under control.

    Unfortunately, his investors aren't sure that the park is safe. So, before he can open it, he has to bring in dinosaur experts Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler (Sam Neill and Laura Dern) and chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to sign off on the park.

    The three are admittedly impressed by what they see, especially Alan and Ellie. But the wonder soon turns to horror when security goes down, freeing the creatures. Suddenly, the group finds themselves stranded on an island in a storm fighting to survive these creatures from the past. Will any of them make it off the island alive?

    This movie was one of the first to use computer effects, and it revolutionized the industry. Frankly, these effects still hold up even today. You'll really believe that these people are interacting with the dinosaurs.

    The biggest weakness is the story. It starts out very slowly while the science is explained. There's lots of talking in the first hour. Once the dinosaurs get loose, the movie kicks into high gear and becomes an edge of your seat thrill ride. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, I still get knots in my stomach during most of these scenes. Unfortunately, the climax is again weaker then it could have been.

    I have never understood why this movie was marketed at kids with fast food tie-ins and action figures. This isn't a kid's film. It's downright scary for at least half the length.

    Despite the weaknesses in the story, this is still a well deserved classic. If you haven't seen it, you're in for a heart pumping thrill ride....more info
  • Breathtaking
    I've always pitied myself for never seeing "Jurassic Park", a film that many deem a must see. I've seen bits and pieces of the film but I'd never seen it in its entirety. Yesterday, my mom got me it (along with its two so called inferior sequels, which I've also never seen). Today, I watched it for the first time, and I loved it.

    The plot is simple enough. Paleontologists Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Statler (Laura Dern) have devoted to their lives to their career...and each other. Both have proved to be successful, and their research attracts the attention of Doctor John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), who offers them a trip to his dinosaur theme park, Jurassic Park. When they get there, they learn that Hammond has revived dinosaurs through DNA samples and is keeping on display for tourists. This does not sit well with obnoxious cohort Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum, who really steals the show), who questions the experiment. It soon turns out that Dr. Malcolm is right, as the dinosaurs wreak havoc on the park and turn the employees and other visitors (including Wayne Knight and Samuel L. Jackson) into walking Happy Meals.

    Steven Spielberg really outdid himself with this film. The special effects are amazing, and the dinosaurs are amazingly realistic. The performances are great (though Goldblum is the only one that is really of note). The special features are a bit lacking, but you cna overlook that since this film is truly a masterpiece....more info
  • COOL DINOSAUR MOVIE!!!!!!
    There are a lot of dinosaur movies out there that have cheap effects and a storyline that makes no sense. But "Jurassic Park" is one of the best. There is one scientist who had dreams of opening a mega park that shows the impossible. But after a terrible accident he brings two other scientists and a rock star to approve. Then a terrible storm hits the island and knocks out all the power which gives the dinos the oppurtunity to break out of their pens. Soon the whole island is terrorized by two raptors and a T-Rex. Good effects with some gory attack scenes. ...more info
  • Great recreation of Jurassic dinosaurs and great acting by Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazello.
    The storyline is a simple one.
    Billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough)has sponsored as his latest pet project, an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar.
    Hammond invites a group of scientists to visit the park, including world renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Grant's sweetheart and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). They take a vehicular tour of the park accompanied by Hammond's two young granchildren Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazello).
    What starts as a fascinating foray into the re-awakened world of prehistory, turns into a nightmare, as sabotage and a fierce tropical thunderstorm, traps the tourists, and unleashes a bunch of dinosaurs gone completely wild.
    The film can be best remembered for the incredible special effects, and the amazing recreation of the dinosaurs making for some thrilling soundbites.
    The real stars, apart from of course the dinosaurs, are Ariana Richards Joseph Mazello who are just naturals as the kids who accompany the scientists, and get just the right balance, as American kids in a fantastically surreal situation....more info
  • An iconic piece of filmmaking if I ever saw one...
    My wife and I just recently sat down to a `Jurassic Park' marathon and watched all three films in succession (it was a rainy and day and we were board as all get out) so I felt compelled to write my feelings on the films.

    I was reading a blog the other day that asked the question, "How can you not like this movie?", and to me that is a very good question. Sure the film isn't perfect, the dialog is cheesy at times, the plot is silly in moments and the acting in areas is less than desirable but overall this is one of those iconic pieces of filmmaking. Coming out the same year as Spielberg's masterpiece `Schindler's List' it was set as Spielberg's Blockbuster of the year. He tends to do that, do one film for himself and one film for the public (ala War of the Worlds & Munich ext.) but little did he know that his Blockbuster would end up being just as brilliant as his personal film. In fact I'm tempted to say that `Jurassic Park' tops my list of films that should have been nominated for Best Picture that never really had the chance. It breaks my top five for the year, that's for sure.

    If you've read the novel you'll understand that there was so much more that could have been included in this film, but then again the film would have been a few days long and no one has that much time. In fact, I'm a firm believer in the fact that they should have split up the orgasmic novel and come out more like `Star Wars' giving us a more detailed and expansive version of this first installment instead of proceeding with the much less impressive `Lost World' and the abomination known as `Jurassic Park III'. Regardless, this is still a landmark film to say the least. The computer animation was mind blowing at the time of its release, and even though the effects have `supposedly' gotten better, are they really. Nowadays everything looks like a video game. Here everything looked real, or pretty close. I'm not saying today's graphics aren't in some ways superior, but I not saying they would have enhanced this film either.

    The plot centers around a multimillionaire who has done the impossible. Of the coast of Costa Rica lies an Island inhabited by dinosaurs, dinosaurs cloned from the DNA found in mosquitoes fossilized in tree sap. These dinosaurs are of course behind steel bars and are the main attraction for a new theme park. Before this park is opened to the public the founder John Hammond decides to fly out some specialists to take a gander, make sure that things are safe enough for the rest of the world. These specialists include paleontologist's Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler and Mathematician (or Chaos Theorist) Ian Malcolm. With a product this amazing there is sure to be plenty of opposition that such opposition causes a greedy computer expert Dennis Nedry to do something thoughtless that causes some major problems for everyone on the island.

    `Jurassic Park' is directed brilliantly by Steven Spielberg, so much so that not a frame goes by we don't remember. The scenes of violence, while never graphic (this is PG-13) are always filled to the brim with tension and suspension. The kitchen scene alone with Hammonds two grandchildren is one iconic scene of modern (or not so modern) cinema. The acting is decent among all here with Sam Neil and Laura Dern as standouts. Wayne Knight is effectively disgusting as Nedry and Richard Attenborough makes a fine Hammond (although if you've read the book you'll know that his character is changed DRASTICALLY for the film). Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello are effective as the grandchildren, Lex and Tim. They play children and I like that, they don't mature up the part at all. They play normal everyday children who obsess and bicker and swoon and panic like all normal children do. Samuel L. Jackson continues with his long line of thankless roles in any and everything he can get his hands on. It's funny, he's such a cocky man yet he really has little to back up his swagger. Tell me, aside from his `Pulp Fiction' and `A Time to Kill' stints (both brilliant I will admit) what has he given us but filler performances. Okay, I'll deviate from that to gripe about another actor I don't quite get...Jeff Goldblum. He's not terrible, but he's not that great either, kind of annoying. In fact he's much better in the sequel despite this film itself being much better than `The Lost World'.

    Those two very MINOR faults (it's not that Jackson is BAD, it's just not a performance to be cocky about) still can etch a single star off my review. I mean come on, this film is iconic, legendary...filmmaking at it's very finest. Sure the times have changed but `Jurassic Park' will live on in infamy forever, or at least until the world ends and all is lost and or forgotten. Ha, well, over-dramatized but you get my drift....more info
  • dinosaurs were an obvious monster movie target!
    This movie is brilliant! The effects are amazing, suspense is professionally done, the dinosaurs a virtually real, a corker!!

    It's about some people who are invited to a theme park full of cloned, brought-back-to-life dinosaurs. But when they get trapped in the park with the dinosaurs, and the body count rises, they must find a way out before they are dino droppings!!!

    I liked this movie because the acting is well done, and the dinosaurs look sooooo real you wouldn't believe!!! Speilberg really showed what he was capable of, though he was better in the notorious JAWS! The only bad thing about the film is the science. Some dino's are too big, some too small, and some plainly overexagerated. Most of the science is made up and fake.

    But apart from that, a fantastic movie, worth the watch!!!...more info
  • Reviewer: Big Zach! NOT A KIDS REVIEW! although a kid!
    This is such a great movie! one of my favorite movies of all time! This isnt as awesome as the sequel but still great! Steven Spielbergs special efects are amazing! This movie is suspensful dramatic and totally action packed! A must see!...more info
  • Jurassic Park
    Based on Michael Crichton's best-seller, this nerve-jangling monster movie takes time to gather steam, but once it does, look out! Groundbreaking computer effects make dinosaurs frighteningly real, and once more, Spielberg knows just how to build tension, inch by gut-wrenching inch. The initial Tyrannosaurus scene is downright terrifying (particularly the first time around), along with those raptors in the kitchen. Whole cast is fine (including Samuel L. Jackson and Wayne Knight in supporting roles), but make no mistake: the dinos are the real stars. Original feature is vastly superior to the two sequels....more info
  • You have to read the original Crichton novel. The plot is better than in the movie
    I read Jurassic Park for the first time in 1992, right after the paperback edition was published. I had never read science fiction novels before JP. I just devoured it during a flight from New York to Costa Rica. I was captivated by the smart extrapolation of science, particularly the clever use of biotechnology for breeding extinct animals, the warnings about uncontrolled uses of new technologies (Crichton's recurring theme), all the new and updated information about how dinosaurs really were, and by Crichton's trademark in his earlier works, a storyline full of verisimilitude, imagination and originality. What a great SF novel this is!

    And then, in 1993 my disappointment was as high as my expectations were for the movie, except for the new computer-generated (CGI) special effects, the dinosaurs looked very realistic, fully integrated with the actors. The merit of the movie is indeed the successful introduction of CGI, a technology that was a revolution in cinema, from which we are benefiting from up to these days. Together with Star Wars and The Matrix, JP is a landmark in modern cinema's history. Just for this reason is worthwhile to own the DVD, or if you still have small children, they will love it.

    As compared to the original plot in the book, the movie it's a deception, and it's also misleading to judge Crichton's work. Spielberg made a typical kids movie out of the original plot. Also, the brief scenes showing Costa Rica are ridiculous, the setting is a fake with a 100% Mexican flavor. The book makes a more realistic description of how Costa Rica really is. Michael Crichton did his homework, Steven Spielberg did not.

    Unfortunately, for the sequel, Crichton wrote a PG-13 action movie script instead of a good SF novel, including the resurrection of some of the key characters who had died in JP I. Then Spielberg changed the plot again, and the resulting JP II ("The Lost World") was even worse, including an undeserved ending, sort of King Kong craze in the US streets.

    For those of you who were kids or teenagers in 1993, when you watched the movie for the first time, I highly recommend you to read the book, especially if you already are a SF fan. Thereafter, watch the DVD and compare. You're not going to regret it. ...more info
  • Dinosaurs save this
    Overall, I thought this was a pretty good movie, despite not being as good as the book. There were a few things that irritated me about this.
    1. The preachiness of the of the "experts" in declaring that the park is bound to fail. That they were tampering with things they shouldn't and it would blow up in their faces. Well, sure, things blew up in their faces, but solely because Nedry shut down all the security that kept the dinosaurs locked in. There is nothing in the movie to suggest (other than the in your face sermons) that the park would have failed otherwise.

    2. The second, and bigger, problem I had was the fact that ALL the technical personnel are sent home on the day they are running their first trial run! Who does that?!? It wasn't even optional. They were ordered to leave. I'd imagine that if I ran a place like that, I'd ALWAYS want a support staff on hand, even when the park's closed, and most certainly when I'm sending people through it....more info
  • WELCOM TO JURASSIC PARK
    THE BEST IN THE JP SIERIS. THE SIZE IS RONG WITH DILOPHOSAURUS AND VELOCIRAPTOR BUT WHO CARES!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...more info
  • "Objects In Mirror......," You Know The Rest
    Perhaps one of the best films ever to grace a big screen, "Jurassic Park" is a suspenseful thrill ride that I never tire of watching. It's hard to believe that this film came out over a decade ago and yet the advances it made in special effects are still influencing films today. I won't waste much time on describing the plot because just about everyone already knows what happens. For those not so inclined, here's a brief run-through: Scientist screws with dino-DNA, clones a few of the beasts for an amusement park/zoo, needs legal and scientific approval, Newman steals information and shuts the entire park down, people begin to die, the surviviors attempt to escape.

    Now that you have an idea of what is going on, just know that this is one of the most suspenseful films made in the last twenty years. It features a wonderful cast headed up by Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. Richard Attenborough turns in a wonderful performance as the park's visionary creator and Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello play his very eager grandchildren. In fact, Mazzello almost steals the show with his constant bickering over the facts in Dr. Grant's (Neill) book on dinosaurs being related to birds.

    Since its creation, I have yet to see a film influence movie-making as much as this one did. The special effects are almost flawless. The action is thrilling and suspenseful and the sound is amazing. Even the cinematography provides some stunning visuals for the viewer. Speilberg outdid himself with this one.

    If you purchase only one film from the nineties, this is the one to buy. It was followed by two sequels, the horrible "The Lost World" and the popcorn friendly "Jurassic Park III," but both pale in comparison to this original classic.

    Highly recommended to ALL fans of cinema. I don't care if you're a lover of Westerns, Comedies, Sci-Fi, etc. This one film is one of the best of all time.

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  • Love this movie
    I ordered because I only had it on video and have no video player anymore. It's one of my favorite movies and can go into any part of the movie and be captivated....more info
  • Great movie. Book a lot better.
    This movie is great, however the book is a lot better. This movie seriously flawed by leaving out several important parts of the book. For example, the raft scene is not in the movie, nor is the water fall scene. Great movie, but please, read the book....more info
  • great movie
    The movie is in great condition. Iam happy to say glad I bought it from amazon. ...more info
  • A Masterpiece!
    Steven Spielberg has always had a love for animals,starting with
    the Jaws trilogy (1975-1987),followed by E.T:The Extra Terristial (1982,which started Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment),
    then it was Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988,which was actually directed by Robert Zemeckis,a partner with Spielberg on the Back
    To The Future Trilogy),and now since there are rumors that they are making a Jurassic Park 4 (2005,accoring to the Internet Movie Database,which is related with Amazon.com),I am dedicating
    a review of Jurassic Park (1993). However,don't get confused because each movie is a new woman charecter.This one stars
    Laura Dern,along with co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill,
    who are all scientists for a dinosaur park until something goes
    wrong.However,there are dozens of workers who know there is a problem at Jurassic Park,as well as two children who go on the
    ride to the dinosaur park who get stuck in a car accident after a dinosaur flips the car over.All the greatest special effects are only in here. See it!
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  • Jurassic Park
    One of the best ever! Great job at making the dino's look real. There was some swearing in it. Would be perfect if they cleaned up the swearing. ...more info
  • Exciting Movie!
    Finally! A movie so good that it takes away most of Sam Neill's nincompoopery! But I did wonder why he had a phobia towards children, but loved a chick that dove into a huge pile of dung....more info
  • wow
    THIS IS SUCH A GREAT MOVIE. THE T-REX DIDN'T DO WELL (JP3's SPINO WAS BETTER). IF YOU HAVN'T SEEN IT SEE IT...OR BUST!...more info
  • A Classic Example of Real Movie Magic
    Steven Speilberg's Jurassic Park, is a classic example of the power of movie's to use special effects to generate money - real movie magic. And the special effects are dazzlingly realist, the dinosaurs are alive and superb, and the action sequences are tense. The story, by M. Crichton, was well thought out and impressive. The plot is a good one mixed with many horror-movie type scenes as well as Speilberg's off the cuff sense of humor. The only shortcomings of the film were the screenplay by Crichton and the un-satisfying ending by Speilberg. The screenplay lacked many of the important issues brought up in the book such as the dinosaur's escape from the island and the international effect of the prehistoric creatures on the world. And Speilberg's ending was too unrealistic. No one spoke of the dinosaurs running wild or of the island's fate. They just said, `park's closed.' Both of the shortcomings in script and end leave the viewer wondering what for - it was such an interesting idea. Will the dinosaurs migrate as they did in the book? Will the island be destroyed? I guess Steve Speilberg liked his new dinosaur buddies so much that he's decided to leave it wide open for a Jurassic Park II, only this time it will be called Lost Cash - the money that we missed the last time...

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  • Couldn"t resist
    This is certainly a title everyone should have for a great fun movie. would have been great by now to be able to purchase this in High Def....now that would have been great!...more info
  • not a classic
    FINALLY! I watched Jurassic Park tonight after telling myself 15 years ago that I'd NEVER watch it!

    Why did I change my mind? Because every single day, for the last 15 years, it was driving me crazy choosing to not ever see a movie that was once considered the biggest film of the year. Just think about all those Thanksgiving, Easters and Christmas's that went by with me scratching my head wondering what this movie is actually like, and what I'm missing out on.

    Just think about all the other times I was doing some kind of activity, whether going to the carnival back in 2003, mowing the yard, taking walks with my dogs, playing video games once a week for the last 15 years, daydreaming. I was doing these things for many many years unable to think clearly ALL because I couldn't stop wondering what made everyone fall in love with Jurassic Park back in 1993. I couldn't even take a shower without wondering what the movie was like!

    Alright I'm kidding about all that stuff, but you know, I have a good reason why I waited so long to watch a supposed classic.

    Alright, it's a horrible reason. I can't tell a lie. I was angry that everyone was enjoying something I simply hated- dinosaurs. Why love dinosaurs? They are big, ugly extinct creatures that movie creators like to exaggerate when making them, and make them look gigantic, deadly, and extremely powerful. No point watching a movie when I know I won't like it because I simply don't like dinosaurs, right? See how close-minded I was back then? What a sad little dude I was.

    NOW, with a fresh mindset, let's approach this movie completely willing to accept its classic tag... unfortunately I can't do that. The movie let me down a little bit.

    As much as it pains me to say it, I was flat out *bored* with the first half of the movie. Nothing but grown-ups and old guys talking and TALKING some more about dinosaurs without actually showing me anything good. How am I supposed to appreciate quiet talking? I can't. You have to show me something to make me interested in it.

    Also, some of the actors just got on my nerves. They had annoying personalities or something.

    So I was thinking about turning the movie off halfway through, and said to myself "You know what? You wanna wait ANOTHER 15 years?" and then I sat my buns back down on that chair and continued watching.

    Good thing I did, because the second half of the movie was a BIG improvement over the first half. Finally, HUGE dinosaurs attacking, and watching them move around alongside the humans was simply *amazing* for film-making developers at the time because it looked so realistic. Nothing quite like it back in the day. 1993 was THE year for amazing film work, no question about it. It was the year everything started getting good in the studio.

    So, the movie is not as good as most people were telling me it was, but then again, I was a kid back in 1993, and so were all the people telling me the movie was great, so yeah, take that for what it's worth.
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  • Brilliant
    For its time, this movie was and still is brilliant. Entertaining story, many heart stopping action moments and very good graphics. Those animals are out to get you........more info