Run Time: 2 hour 7 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Jurassic Park follows the story of John Hammond and his theme park Jurassic Park, which features live dinosaurs. With a threat of a lawsuit, Hammond sends for special experts to sign off on his park to deem it worthy of being opened. When everyone is assembled on the island, including mathematician Ian Malcolm, and paleontologists Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant, Hammond invites the group, and his grandchildren Tim and Lex for a tour. However, during this time, a greedy Dennis Nedry sabotages the park and sends everything to chaos.
Jurassic Park has 4 main characters, and more than a few secondary characters. Grant is an archeologist, and a dinosaur enthusiast. The thought of truly seeing these creatures live never even crossed his mind. Ellie is Grant’s husband and a biologist. Her knowledge of everything plant related proves to be even more useful with living dinosaurs. Ian Malcolm is a mathematician with a focus on Chaos Theory. He might have the least relevant set of skills for evaluating the park, but he adds a lot of entertainment value to the group. Finally, John Hammond, the island’s creator. He has created the eight wonder of the world, but is too small minded to see the true dangers that live in the shadows.
After writing countless reviews for this website, we have finally reached my favorite movie of all time. Now I have previously mentioned that some films are on my list but this is the film that tops the list. Jurassic Park in my humble opinion is close to a perfect film there has ever been and still remains one of the most entertaining and well-made films of all time. Now I still remember that the first time I watched this film what obviously stood out to me was the cool dinosaur scenes and the action. To this day I think this film has some of the best thrilling scenes of any film and Steven Spielberg knew how to create tension in every scene. The dinosaurs and the visual effects used to make them still look amazing and you can tell the filmmakers “spared no expense” in using both animatronics and CGI to create these real-looking dinosaurs. Most scenes in this film are iconic whether you are talking about the first time Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler, and Ian Malcolm see a dinosaur, the t-rex escape scene, or even the raptor kitchen scene they all stand out and are remembered for their intensity or wonder. What I have come to appreciate about this film as I have gotten older are the dialogue scenes that we get with our characters. I enjoy witnessing the scheme that brings down the park or the ethical debates between Hammond and Malcolm and the reason they work is because of the great acting and amazingly written characters. The characters in this film are fantastic, especially the main cast with Sam Neill, Lauren Dern, and Jeff Goldblum delivering iconic performances. Alan Grant is a knowledgeable hero who guides the kids through the park.
Ellie Sattler is a brave scientist who plays an essential role in saving the lives of our characters. Ian Malcolm gets to be the cynical scientist who’s proven correct and provides a lot of humour. Whether it’s John Hammond’s optimism, Nedry’s greed, or Lex and Tim’s innocence, each character is vital to this film’s working. The action in this film is still mesmerising and every time I watch this film my eyes are glued to the screen. I would of course be amiss to not mention the iconic score done by John Williams who managed to capture both awe and wonder in many scenes with sheer terror and thrill in others.
All in all, this is my favourite film of all time and it is a movie I never tire of and constantly revisit. From beginning to end I think it’s as near perfect as you can be and I would give my highest recommendation to watch it if you have yet to. So check it out for yourself and see what you think of my number 1!
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment and possibly my favourite moment in any film is the t-rex escape scene as I think it does an amazing job of building tension. The scene starts off slow with the iconic water shake but it builds until we see the fence snap and out walks the t-rex in all her glory it’s awesome!
As a kid, I remember watching this movie before, but I was five at the time, so I turned and walked away as soon as things got scary. Besides my limited viewing, I still knew about the references and certain scenes from Jurassic Park. As I got older, I did watch some of the sequels, and to my knowledge, this was the first time that I watched the whole movie from start to finish. Jurassic Park may have released back in 1993, but man, this movie still holds up today, almost 30 year later.
Usually, I start with the negatives for this movie, but truth be told, there aren’t any that are there. Besides some of the special effects being outdated, there’s nothing really to fault. Even the one negative of having some cheesy special effects doesn’t change much since this movie is pretty old.
Anyways, almost all the aspects of Jurassic Park were nailed. I loved the plot and use of dinosaurs. As a kid, I loved dinosaurs, and like Alan Grant, my favourite was also the triceratops. Watching this movie now sparked my love of dinosaurs that has been buried away for quite some time. Considering the age of the movie, the effects used to create and bring to life these giant animals was impressive. Alongside a strong plot, I enjoyed all the characters. The actors did a wonderful job portraying all their characters and they all achieved the goals they had. For example, the layer was a coward, and I could really feel that through the screen. The final aspect I want to mention was the music. The scores for Jurassic Park are obviously classics, but the tracks in the background really enhanced the atmosphere of the movie.Overall, Jurassic Park was an amazing movie that still holds up today. From great characters, to wonderful dinosaurs, to a solid and suspenseful plot, you will enjoy watching Jurassic Park whether it’s your first time watching or not. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should check it out, and if you have seen the movie, you should watch it again.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment in Jurassic Park was the famous kill of the layer in the bathroom. I saw this movie once before as a child, and although I was scared of everything and eventually turned away, I always remembered this character’s death. It brought some comedy into a tense situation to help ease the tension. It also killed off one of my not-so-favourite characters, so that’s a plus too.
Jurassic Park is one of the best movies I have seen of late, potentially ever. The plot is awesome, the characters are legendary, and the animations are very impressive for the time. There is nothing like dinosaurs in a zoo-type setting to stir up some unfortunate scenes. The plot is pretty darn simple, a group of smart people puts together to endorse this new park. A dinosaur park. It is beyond entertaining to watch the characters get to know one another, and then get a look at the amazing park. The visuals are incredible, no comparison does it any justice, and the creativity that went into this movie is just amazing.
Grant, Ellie, and Malcolm are a perfect group of characters put together to analyze the park. They have so many differences, and Malcolm and Grant don’t really get along, but they agree on the bigger issues of the park. The most surprising part of this movie the first time I watched it was the amount of comedy we get. It is a very funny movie even though it is jammed packed with intense, slightly scary scenes. A lot of this comedy hangs on our characters, and I love the way Ian Malcolm is used to set the tone for a lot of scenes. All in all, the way Jurassic Park displays the joys and struggles of running a theme park with live dinosaurs. There are some of the most memorable scenes of all time jammed into this one, and there isn’t a moment that isn’t entertaining. It is beyond fun to watch our characters get themselves stuck in the middle of the park’s grocery list of issues. I also loved the way the film slipped a plotline into the movie without using the main characters or pulling from the main events. It is such a great movie, a worthwhile watch, and just Dinosaurs.
Favourite Moment (Spoilers):
My favourite moment has to be after the T-rex breaks containment and destroys the bathroom. With the slimy lawyer sitting on the toilet, our dinosaur friend got a treat. Super funny, a little bit satisfying to see that guy eaten, an all around great scene.