Apart from being the film with arguably the coolest logo of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an immediate cinema classic.
Building on the superb paperback by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it was even published), the film eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much the exact same way ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its blank constituents.
Movie-wise, jurassic park was an continuous joy ride that married pioneering special effects (Stan Winston’s life size dinosaurs working seamlessly alongside ILM’s incredible CGI) to awesome action sequences. If you were old enough, jurassic park was a slice of Spielbergian brilliance every bit as magical as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ or ‘E.T’.
If you’re old enough if you own a playstation 3, you’ll be able to re-live jurassic park later this year, as games developers Telltale (who also make games similar to ‘Back To The Future’ and CSI) have worked their fingers bloody to produce a truly epic tackle the original film. Even cooler is that this new jurassic park game directly weaves into the 1st movie. Tying up some of those ‘loose ends’ the producers may have missed. jurassic park will also feature new dinosaurs not yet seen within the series.
For those of you disappointed by the damp squid that was jurassic park III, this new title should renew your interest within the franchise. For all those of you new to the series, you have an awesome ride in store.