Title: Jurassic Park
Director: Steven Spielberg
Run time: 1hr 57
I’ve seen this before, so many times, and I absolutely love it. After the disaster of the previous Film Watch, we wanted to view something that was a safe bet – something we knew would be good. I’ve been waiting for JP to appear on iTunes in HD, and it all came together nicely.
0:35 – Even just the typeface made me clap my hands in excitement.
3:37 – I never noticed that eye to eye contact before.
7:42 – Why is there a child on the archeological dig? Aside from letting us see that Dr Grant doesn’t like kids?
11:28 – “Setting up a kind of biological reserve… Make the one down in Kenya look like a petting zoo.”
18:42 – I want an island with a waterfall.
20:35 – Love that moment. First dino sighting with the music and everything.
24:58 – Here comes the science bit.
33:13 – I don’t want to know a dinosaur that is an “astonishing jumper”.
36:08 – Goldblum’s character has loads of great points but standing on the shoulder’s of giants can’t be a complaint… that’s what all scientists do.
39:10 – Interactive CD-ROM, booo. Touchscreen, yay!
43:12 – All the major problems of a theme park and a zoo. Difficult!
56:06 – “You married?” “Occasionally.”
1:04:27 – Oooh, dinosaur. Boy they are loud.
1:12:06 – I’ve just realised, knowing Dennis’ fate… is that the same dinosaur that they failed to see earlier?
1:13:22 – It looks like a gremlin.
1:15:37 – I quite like that Dennis causes all the mayhem but they sort of ditch his storyline asap.
1:18:37 – “But at least you’re out of the tree.”
1:22:23 – They do have some awesome trees at that park. Great climbability.
1:30:26 – Hmm, would you rather be sneezed on by a veggiesaur or chased by a T-Rex? I’m not so sure.
1:34:08 – Emergency bunker!
1:40:08 – Has there ever been a film where someone has seen an electric fence that isn’t on, and stopped themselves from pretending that it is?
1:44:54 – I’ve seen this film a bajillion times and still don’t get what it is that hurts her foot.
1:58:20 – Marvellous imagery. Roaring T-Rex, sign flutters down. When dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Mm, it was just as good as I remember. Amazingly, it hasn’t aged particularly badly – just the computers, as always. The dinosaurs still look amazing. Something I hadn’t noticed in previous viewings was the overuse of a camera zooming into someone’s face just before they would say something really important, or drop a one-liner like they do. “Mr Hammond, I believe the phones are working.” Etc, etc. It didn’t really detract from it, though, I love the film, I love the music, and it makes me want to re-read the book too.