Jurassic Park

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Jurassic Park is a spectacle of special effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg's best sequences of sustained awe and sheer terror since Jaws.



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Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Sam Neill
as Dr. Alan Grant
Laura Dern
as Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum
as Ian Malcolm
B.D. Wong
as Dr. Wu
Wayne Knight
as Dennis Nedry
Bob Peck
as Robert Muldoon
Martin Ferrero
as Donald Gennaro
Richard Kiley
as Jurassic Park Tour
Cameron Thor
as Dodgson
Christopher John Fields
as First Volunteer
Whit Hertford
as Volunteer Boy
Jophery C. Brown
as Worker in Raptor Pen
Tom Mishler
as Helicopter Pilot
Whitby Hertford
as Volunteer Boy
Adrian Escober
as Worker at Amber Mine
Greg Burson
as "Mr.DNA"
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  • Jun 06, 2016
    This universally loved adventure hit is the perfect movie. From the great action scenes to the beautiful scenery shots, there is nothing not to like. Every scene has been put together with care and it really shows.
    Peter B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2016
    An extremely important film. This movie pioneered CGI and it still holds up to this day and looks better than most films nowadays. Jurassic Park has well written characters, great plot and concept. This film has beautiful stunning visuals as well as having suspenseful sequences. Two Thumbs up, thank you Spielberg!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2015
    "Jurassic Park" is another one of "Steven Spielberg's" classics. "Jurassic Park" is an amazing Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie of 1993. The plot to "Jurassic Park" is that a group of miners discover a mosquito frozen in tree sap from millions of years ago. Later a group of scientists get a hold of this they suck out the blood that the mosquito took from animals. The scientists discover that the mosquito had been carrying dinosaur D.N.A. The scientist then uses the D.N.A. to create living dinosaurs. But what the scientists don't know is shortly all hell will break loose. The plot to the movie is superb; the intro to the film is a thrilling and suspenseful opening to what will happen. During the movie we get to love "Alan Grant" portrayed by "Sam Neill" who is a caring person. "Jurassic Park" uses humour to make the movie even better; it is very successful at this. The acting in "Jurassic Park" is superb, "Richard Attenborough" and "Laura Dern" are perfect actors, the don't oversell their performances or have weak performances. "Steven Spielberg" and "John Williams" constantly work together to create some of cinema's very best music. The music "John Williams" created was extremely suspenseful. It may not be the very best he's done but it's still is great to listen to. For a movie made in 1993 using C.G.I. everywhere it would be expected that the special effects would look horrible to today's standards. The C.G.I. is excellent it's barely noticeable. "Steven Spielberg" is the master at directing and filming movies; "Jurassic Park" was filmed exceptionally. The scene where the dinosaur is chasing the car looks magnificent. If you are a person who enjoys "Spielberg" movies or Sci-Fi movies than I highly recommend you watch "Jurassic Park" as it is a classic, with amazing acting and stunning visuals. I give "Jurassic Park" a 9/10. The movie did have some issues, some scenes dragged on for a while, C.G.I. was great but a bit out of date.
    Steve G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2015
    A masterpiece. No other words needed to describe this movie
    Kameron W Super Reviewer

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