A theme park filled with cloned dinosaurs
shuts down, allowing its exhibits to run amok.
Jurassic Park (1993)
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Starring Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern,
Richard Attenborough, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards,
Bob Peck, Wayne Knight
Based on the novel by Michael Crichton
Oscar Wins - Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing,
Best Sound Editing
What's not to love about Jurassic Park? It's a movie about dinosaurs! The T-Rex and the raptors still give me the chills every time I watch it. Stan Winston crafted the perfect, most realistic dinosaurs for this film and changed the way we look at these prehistoric creatures forever. Before Jurassic Park, dinosaurs were far from mainstream and because of this film, they became iconic.
Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum lead this cast, providing voices of reason amongst the chaos. Goldblum especially rules this movie, owning every single scene and giving us all someone to laugh at and occasionally scare us. But hey, that's usually what Goldblum is there for. The tyrannosaurus and the raptors are still some of the scariest monsters ever made and it will be a dark day in hell that a dinosaur movie upstages this timeless classic.
Jurassic Park is one of my all-time favorite movies that never gets old. The whole movie is about dinosaurs and not once does it come off as campy or ridiculous. The dinosaurs completely work in this film, thanks in large part to Stan Winston's incredible practical effects. The T-Rex and the Velociraptors are still extremely terrifying to watch, becoming some of of films' most iconic villains.
The cast are all exceptional in their roles. The late Richard Attenborough is great as John Hammond, the creator of Jurassic Park. Sam Neill is great as Alan Grant, a paleontologist who is invited to see the park. It also goes without saying that Jeff Goldblum brings his signature charm and wit to the role Ian Malcolm, providing a very interesting character. It was also neat to see Samuel L. Jackson in the movie. While the kids in the film are slightly annoying at first, they become more likable as the danger increases.
Jurassic Park is a classic movie that has stood the test of time. The CGI and practical effects look great. The story is great. And, above all, it continues to instill a childlike sense of wonder in you every time you watch it.