Besides being the film with arguably the coolest logo of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an immediate cinema classic.
Building on the wonderful paperback by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it had been even published), the motion picture eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much the same fashion ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its bare constituents.
Movie-wise, jurassic park was an unremitting thrill ride that married revolutionary special effects (Stan Winston’s life size dinosaurs working flawlessly alongside ILM’s incredible CGI) to awesome action scenes. If you’re the right age, jurassic park was a slice of Spielbergian luminosity every bit as magical as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ or ‘E.T’.
If you were sufficiently old if you own a playstation 3, you’ll be able to re-live jurassic park later this year, as games developers Telltale (who also make games similar to ‘Back To The Future’ and CSI) have worked their fingers bloody to generate a truly epic tackle the original film. Even cooler is that this new jurassic park game candidly weaves into the very first movie. Tying up some of these ‘loose ends’ the producers may have missed. jurassic park may even feature new dinosaurs not yet seen in the series.
For all those of you disappointed by the damp squid which was jurassic park III, this new title should renew your interest within the franchise. For those of you new to the series, you might have an awesome ride in store.