Sam Neill

Jurassic Park (1993)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

Jurassic Park (1993)

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Michael Crichton

David Koepp

Starring:

Sam Neill

Laura Dern

Jeff Goldblum

Richard Attenborough

Blurb:

A pragmatic paleontologist visiting an almost complete theme park is tasked with protecting a couple of kids after a power failure causes the park’s cloned dinosaurs to run loose.

Thoughts:

Jurassic Park is a fun movie, but I think John Williams’s score pushes it to be a good movie. I like Steven Spielberg as much as the next person and he’s a really good director, but the music in Jurassic Park is iconic.

There are so many good quotes in this film. My family frequently quotes, “Hold on to your butts.” Because of course, we do.

Nothing really problematic jumped out to me during this re-watch, though, admittedly it’s been a few days since I watched. Well, I do think they put the young girl through hell just for the stereotypical reactions. Still, considering everything else I’ve watched that barely registered.

Jurassic Park is a classic and definitely worth keeping and re-watching.

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Jurassic Park 3

Jurassic Park III (2001)

Director:

Joe Johnston

Starring:

Sam Neill

William H. Macy

Téa Leoni

Plot:

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing…and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Review:

Stupid rich people. That’s kind of harsh, they were looking for loved ones, so I will excuse their actions. I would have potentially done the same thing. Well… I would have never let my loved one do something that stupid. Bunch of god damn idiots.

Why does everyone have to scream in this movie. I mean holy fucking shit people, how many times does it take for you to learn?

Didn’t like the pretty boy character because he was an idiot. I don’t think there’s a movie Téa Leoni has been in where I didn’t hate her character and this movie was no exception. So glad they finally went back to a good female character in the new one, tired of these idiots.

They were constantly hearing shit I couldn’t hear and I swear the volume was turned up so no idea what was going on with that. Maybe I’m going deaf in my old age, I hear twenty-nine is the new sixty.

Honestly, the movie is super underwhelming, especially after seeing the new one.

3/5

Jurassic Park (1993)

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Director:

Stephen Spielberg

Starring:

Sam Neill

Laura Dern

Jeff Goldblum

Plot:

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.

Review:

With all the previews for Jurassic World I had to re-watch Jurassic Park. It’s been a couple years but it is such a good movie that I like to watch it every now and then. While probably not in my top ten, it’s still one of those movies that I recommend everyone watch.

The CG clearly does not hold up, the computer references are surprisingly not as bad as a lot of stuff out there today. Love Jeff Goldblum’s character, a rock star mathematician, he’s one of the few actors that could pull that off.

The little girl never fails to annoy me, though, I feel a bit more charitable toward her now that I’m a mom. The little boy is hilarious. The bad guy gets what’s coming to him and there’s a lot of death, but not so much that I feel depressed when the movie is over.

Jurassic World has a lot to live up to and I’m curious to see if it does.

5/5

“Hold on to your butts.”