Time: 127 mins.
Genre: Action/Suspense/Science Fiction
Won Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.
I actually paid to see JURASSIC PARK twice in the theater which I rarely ever do. Most films don't deserve my patronage once, never mind twice, but Spielberg and company created something with this film that audiences had never seen before dinosaurs that looked and acted terrifyingly real. Most people complained that the film doesn't have much of a plot, but I say who cares! This movie is not about the humans, it's about these magnificent creatures brought to life by a genius (both onscreen and off). The spectacular special effects make this movie one of the best horror/action films ever made. There's no one better than Spielberg making films today that can both amaze and horrify an audience at the same time. JURASSIC PARK is a roller coaster ride you'll want to experience again and again.
It begins sincerely enough with Dr. John Hammond, through genetic engineering, attempting to repopulate the Earth with dinosaurs. Once the exeriment works, he, like all entrepaneurs, opens a theme park to allow the rest of the world to witness his modern scientific miracle. Before the public can enter the park, the insurance company demands that he get the approval regarding the park's safety of a handful of scientists. So he invites the cream of the crop to the park for an exclusive first look. Drs. Alan Grant (Neill), Ellie Satler (Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) are in for the weekend of their lives. Little do they realize they may not actually survive the experience. Also along for a weekend of fun are Hammond's grandchildren, Tim (Mazzello) and Lex (Richards). Being huge lovers of dinosaurs they can't wait to see what their grandfather has done. The scientists are all quite sceptical, but are quickly wowed out of their socks. Hammond has really done it, but how does he think he's going to control these creatures?