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"The Greatest Adventure Of All Time",
This review is from: Jurassic Park [DVD] (DVD)
For once i believe a film delivers exactly what the tagline describes. Right from it's horrific, tension-mounting opening, to the "Final Showdown" style ending, JURASSIC PARK is an adventure you won't forget. I first saw this film when i was 5 years old and it happened to be the first film i ever saw in a cinema. And what a film to start with!!
With Steven Spielberg, you come to expect certain things within a film. For instance, you know the visual effects will be of the highest quality. JURASSIC PARK is certainly no exception. Being one of the first films to use CGI on mass, the computer generated dinosaurs blend flawlessly with the anamatronic animals to create an effect so realistic you'll be scared to ever close your kitchen door again (the infamous raptor sequence).
In terms of plot, the movie does somewhat differ from the book. Without spoiling it for newcomers, let's just say some of the characters left at the end should have been victims according to Michael Crichton. However, the storyline flows very well, providing the audience with enough action to allow for some of the more mellow scenes.
The characters in the film are very, very well acted and even the children are believable when screaming at a dinosaur which isnt really there. It's good to know that (at the time) these actor's were not Hollywood's biggest stars, meaning the emphasis is placed upon their acting instead of the looks.
Overall, i think everyone should see this film. It's the perfect family film (recently voted into the top 15 family films of all time on Channel 4). I've grown up with the film and i've seen it so many times i know the script backwards. But i still notice little bits which make it better every time.
It's great the first time and the 100th time. I certainly rate it as one of the best movies ever made. Don't miss out!!!
PS: One thing i would say is that i dont know how this edition differs from the last one released. As it hasnt shown a cover i do not know if it's a new design or it there are more discs than before. If you're not too sure either, then perhaps look into buying the trilogy or the exisitng edition.
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Initial post: 26 May 2008 00:36:32 BDT
Mr. J. A. Gray says:
This was the film that got me into films. It was the first time i was aware of what a director did and who he was- then i found out this guy spielberg had directed Indy, Jaws and Et too! Spielberg is my favourite director and this film showcases why brilliantly. The direction is fantastic, full of that flair that sets him apart. so many films of his, you are aware that in another directors hands they coudl suck or be mediocre. Love the music by Williams, always amping up the wonder and excitement.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Oct 2011 09:47:31 BDT
Have you people seen Super 8? Such a good film as well. Jurassic Park just had a short re-run at the cinema in my town and I bloody missed it! Doh.
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 19:43:02 BDT
I completely agree, one of the best films ever made and it never gets old. Can't wait to see this in full hd on a big screen tv!
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