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  • Dec 16, 2005
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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review by . November 05, 2010
*** SPOILERS AND BAD, BAD LANGUAGE AHEAD ***      Everyone loves Jurassic Park - it's like T2 for dinosaurs. But despite special effects that made our eyeballs bleed and Stan Winston making us soil ourselves every time a raptor showed up clicking its claws, it's actually a horrendous piece of shit. Horrendous! And yes, I have seen it about 8,000 times. Let me explain.      THE ENTIRE ISLAND IS RUN BY 10 PEOPLE      So let me get …
review by . December 23, 2008
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Steven Spielberg's filmmaking career could almost be divided into two categories: adventure and drama. In 1993 he managed to release films in both genres. First came Jurassic Park, a science fiction adventure based on Michael Crichton's book and then came Schindler's List, a Holocaust drama based on the haunting book by Thomas Keneally. Spielberg's filmed versions of these two stories were groundbreaking. Jurassic Park set a new standard for special effects in moviemaking, while Schindler's …
review by . December 11, 2008
I don't know why I ended up to the point where I have memorized each line of the film. But let's accept it and move on.     Jurassic Park has provided my sister and I with countless hours of entertainment and multiple expressions that we use in our daily lexicon, including "Maybe it's the power trying to come back on," and "Where's the goat?" (No, we don't live in the middle of nowhere on a farm.) When the film first came out, it was way ahead of its time and my sister and I …
review by . March 28, 2009
I love all of the Jurassic Park series. I think the ideas of the movies is really nice if you love Dinosaurs, which I do! A lot of actions, thrills, and some scientific part of the prehistoric ages. Make sure you got your pop-corn before watching these movies.        
review by . September 01, 2006
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JURASSIC PARK is one of the best, if not the best, movies made about dinosaurs ever. It's also one of only a handful of movies ever made based on a novel that was already in preproduction before the novel ever was released. It's also one of the first movies to use CGI in significant scenes throughout the film. It's also the movie that gave Sam Neill a break and reinvigorated the career of Jeff Goldblum. The movie (promoted by the release of the novel about a year earlier) got the general public …
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Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction movie based on a novel by the same name written by Michael Crichton. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film grossed nearly $1 billion and is the 11th highest grossing film.

The film takes place on the fictitious Isla Nublar, where scientists have extracted the DNA of dinosaurs and brought them to life in modern times in a high-security zoo. Several members of the academic, business, and legal communities are invited to preview the park, but cut their visit short after the dinosaurs escape their enclosures.

The success of the film led to film productions of The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997, and Jurassic Park III in 2001. Jurassic Park IV, which was due to be in production sooner, as been postponed indefinitely as of December 2008.
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