Movie Title: Jurassic Park
Date Released: June 11th, 1993
Date Seen: Countless times
Date Seen in IMAX 3D: April 6th, 2013
Part 1 – Spoiler Free Quickie Review
IMAX 3D Re-Release Review: Nearly everyone in the whole world seems to have seen this movie – and with the re-release with the addition of 3D, anyone that missed this movie the first time around, or the thousands of times it’s been on TV, can now take the chance to see this incredible movie on the big screen again. If you’ve already seen the movie and are wondering whether or not it’s “worth it” to go see it on the big screen – the answer is YES. Is it worth it to see it in 3D? YES. The movie had some of the best post-conversion 3D I’ve ever seen. I know that sounds hard to believe, considering that the effects are a good 20 years old – but I actually think that helped the 3D conversion. They were able to do so much more to make it better, than having to work around mounds and mounds of CGI in newer movies. And the final question, if you’re able, should you see this movie in IMAX? YES. Absolutely yes. Even though I’ve seen this movie countless times, the IMAX helped me get sucked into the movie. I felt like I was sitting in the jeep next to the kids as the T-Rex stomped right on by. I felt like I was going to get eaten my that velociraptor in the kitchen scene.
The best scene, however, was the one everyone loves – when the jeeps first go over the hill and you see the brachiosaurus for the first time, and then all the herds of other dinosaurs behind them – yeah, I wanted to cry. I could have watched this scene on repeat for a whole day and have been completely fine with that.
The CGI, even 20 years later is still extremely well done. It obviously doesn’t hold up to today’s standards, but it still manages to have a nice mix of CGI and puppetry, that isn’t done so often nowadays, that helps it feel more real. I love that about this movie. The T-Rex breaking through the roof of the jeep is quite possibly one of the most frighting moments in any movie ever, the first time you see it. Pop that on the big screen, and dang, your heart starts racing.
My only negative about this movie is that the kids are quite possibly the most annoying idiots on the face of the earth. HOWEVER, I think the kids acted those parts well and it worked in the movie. If they hadn’t had made some of the (idiotic) choices that they did, there wouldn’t have been a movie, so I can’t complain too much.
This movie also has one of my favorite scores of all time, which isn’t hard to believe considering that it’s John Williams did the music. Another big shocker, considering the director is Steven Spielberg, so of course it’s John Williams. They use the score a lot, so if you don’t like it, that could be a problem but I love the score. It really takes some scenes from being a really good scene to being an an absolutely amazing scene, which I believe is the point of a good score.
Part 2 – In Depth Spoiler Ridden Review/Synopsis
There’s a good synopsis here.
I can’t really think of anything I want to say down here. It’s kind of hard to spoil this movie as well… I mean, there’s dinosaurs out the wazoo, shit goes down, dinosaurs break out, chaos ensues. All in all a fun ride.
One of the best movies ever made – and spectacular to get to experience it on the big screen with the extremely well done addition of post-converted 3D.