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Jurassic Park

Published August 27, 2012

Jurassic Park

Film info

  • Title Jurassic Park
  • Director Steven Spielberg
  • Year 1993
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Science Fiction, Adventure
  • Tagline An adventure 65 million years in the making

Director Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park masterpiece is one of the most successful films in worldwide box office history and remains a compelling and spectacular experience. This thrilling adventure features Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. Featuring incredible special effects and action-packed drama, Jurassic Park takes you to a remote island where an amazing theme park with living dinosaurs about to turn deadly, as five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators.

Live Blog

Time Comment
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.

Conclusions

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.

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.

**Rating: **5/5

Rating: 5 / 5

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