Rewatched Dec 03, 2011
Marcin Wichary’s review:
What do you do once you create dinosaurs? Somehow that was what occupied my mind as I was re-watching this Spielberg classic – but I didn’t mean John Hammond, but the special effects industry.
Jurassic Park might have been the last true “holy shit, we can do this now!?” movie-going experience. Sure, in the years since Cameron created entire new worlds while Emmerich kept busy destroying ours, Fincher aged Brad Pitt and Nolan one-upped him with hideous Eckhart, and Wikipedia entry for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects tells me many more things happened, but hey, there are dinosaurs in this film. The only way to top that might be to build the actual park.
The movie aged better than its special effects. I forgot how clever a lot of its cinematography was, and even John Williams’s score isn’t as annoying to my ears as usual.
I also looked up Ariana Richards (the little girl who knew Unix), curious what she was up to since, and I found out she’s my age. Dinosaurs are fun, but man, this is the kind of stuff that makes me think of extinction!
iTunes forced me to get all three movies in a bundle. “I spared no expense,” but something tells me the other two won’t be as enjoyable to watch.