‘Jurassic Park 3-D,’ the cherry on top
Dinosaur lovers unite! After 20 years, the classic adventure/sci-fi film “Jurassic Park” is back and better than ever. If there was ever a movie destined to make a screen-popping comeback, “Jurassic Park” is it. Just when audiences thought this classic couldn’t possible get any better, 3-D is the cherry on top.
The original film was based on a novel by Michael Crichton and adapted for screen by Crichton and David Koepp. It was released in theaters in 1993, surprising the masses and setting the bar for innovation in computer-generated imagery. Since Universal Studios first released the film, two subsequent movies have followed.
The franchise currently includes 3 dino-adventures, and on the heels of this 3-D remastered release comes the preliminary production of a fourth installment. As Samuel L. Jackson so delicately said in the first film, “Hold onto your butts.”
Even two decade later, “Jurassic Park” is a shining example of Spielberg’s creativity, Crichton’s genius and the film industries technological innovation.
In 3-D every subtlety of Jurassic Park is eerie. Every happy moment is laced with an extra element of forebodingness, and the epic music score heightens the apprehension of what is to come. Many moments that caused the audience to take a sharp and startled inhale when viewing the original actually induced screams from the new audience as a dinosaurs jaws came plunging toward their faces.
And unlike many movies that have been “upgraded,” this 3-D conversion really does enhance the experience. Go see “Jurassic Park 3-D.” You will not regret it.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Michael Crichton and David KoeppStarring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
Release date: April 5, 2013
Run Time: 127 minutes