Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park ★★½

No lie, it’s 2022 and this is the very first time I’ve ever seen this movie, and in fact it’s the only installment in this franchise that I’ve ever watched. I’ve just never been interested enough in dinosaurs, or in Steven Spielberg’s sentimentality traps, to bother. I have to admit, the director’s many suspenseful set pieces that are expertly placed throughout this two hour festival of “Ooohhss” and “Aaahhs” make it fairly diverting. And I enjoyed the performances from Neill, Dern, Goldblum and Attenborough (all are excellent). But overall I still found it to be kind of a slog, and I still can’t muster interest in any of the sequels. Also, John Williams’s score here, like so many others he’s done, is just pure schlock.

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