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Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)


Sam Neill
Laura Dern
Jeff Goldblum
Richard Attenborough
Joseph Mazzello
Ariana Richards
Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Distributed by Universal Pictures

One of my top thrilling movies ever, and it was made by one of the best director’s known, Steven Spielberg.
This 1993 science fiction adventure film is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. Who was also hired to develop the screenplay for the movie.

Jurassic Park won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.

Before Crichton published the book the movie is based on, he demanded a non-negotiable fee of $1.5 million which Universal paid for the rights to the movie, and they further paid him 500,000 for the screenplay adaptation which Crichton noted that because the book was "fairly long" his script only had up to 20 percent of the novel's content.

The movie title depicts that the dinosaurs being featured all existed in the Jurassic period, but most of the dinosaurs you saw on screen didn’t exist until the Cretaceous period, with the exception of Brachiosaurus and Dilophosaurus.

The movie plot is about a billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) and a small team of genetic scientists who were working together to create an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs.

John then recruits Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill), a leading palaeontologist and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to come endorse the park; with them was Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a mathematician and chaos theorist.

John decided to take them all on a tour of the park; he also took along his grand children.

Greed can be dangerous, as one of the main programmers of the park decides to shut it down in other to escape with some samples of dinosaur DNA in other to sell them for profit. The movie is about a tour go wrong with hunger dinosaurs on the loose.

The thing is Jurassic Park started a revolution, because filmmakers were so impressed by the powerful CGI, that they knew that anything was possible. The movie raked in over $900 million compared to its $60 million budget, and it also gave birth to two sequels, The Lost World 1997 (directed also by Spielberg) and Jurassic Park III 2001 (directed by Joe Johnston) both were also financial success but none as close to that of the first.

My favourite line in the movie was by Jeff Goldblum, “God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates man, man destroys God, man creates dinosaurs”

I feel Jurassic Park is one of my all-time thrills, and I advise that you go get a dose of it again.


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