Thursday, 18 August 2011

Jurassic Park Review










Jurassic Park


Release Date: 2nd September 1993 - Australia


Production Companies
Universal Pictures (presents)
Amblin Entertainment

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Adventure

Rating: PG

Runtime: 127 minutes


Budget: $63,000,000

Box Office Gross: $1,029,939,903
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
On a remote island, a wealthy
entrepreneur secretly creates
a theme park featuring living
dinosaurs drawn from
prehistoric DNA. Before
opening the attraction to
the public, he invites a
top paleontologist, a
paleobotanist, a
mathematician/theorist and
his two eager grandchildren
to experience the park --
and help calm anxious
investors. However, their park
visit is anything but tranquil
as the park's security system
breaks down, the prehistoric
creatures break out, and the
excitement builds to surprising
results.



Cast
Sam Neill - Dr. Alan Grant
Laura Dern - Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum - Dr. Ian Malcolm
Richard Attenborough - John Hammond
Ariana Richards - Lex Murphy
Joseph Mazzello - Tim Murphy
Wayne Knight - Dennis Nedry
Bob Peck - Robert Muldoon
Martin Ferrero - Donald Gennaro
Samuel L. Jackson - Ray Arnold
B. D. Wong - Dr. Henry Wu
Cameron Thor - Lewis Dodgson
Frank Welker - Vocal Dinosaur Effects


Crew
Director - Steven Spielberg
Based on Novel/Screenplay -
Michael Crichton
Screenplay - David Koepp
Producers - Kathleen
Kennedy & Gerald R. Molen
Production Designer - Rick Carter
Consultant: Paleontology - Jack Horner
Cinematography - Dean Cundey
Live Action Dinosaurs - Stan Winston
Special Dinosaur Effects - Michael Lantieri
Dinosaur Supervisor - Phil Tippett
Full Motion Dinosaurs/Visual
Effects Supervisor: ILM -
Dennis Muren (Uncredited)
Co-Visual Effects Supervisor -
Mark A.Z. Dippe
Computer Graphics
Supervisor - Alex Seiden
Sound Designer/Re-Recording
Mixer - Gary Rydstrom
Film Editor - Michael Kahn
Music - John Williams


Awards

1994 Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects - Gary Rydstrom,
Gary Summers, Shawn Murphy &
Ron Judkins (Won)
Best Sound Editing - Gary Rydstrom
& Richard Hymns (Won)
Best Visual Effects - Dennis Muren,
Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri &
Stan Winston (Won)


Review
JURASSIC PARK is a dino-rific blockbuster from director Steven Spielberg that the movie has a brilliant story-line that is set in a theme park that has dinosaurs which are cloned out of DNA from fossilised mosquitoes. It has most scary parts involving the Raptors, outstanding performances by actors such as Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum and the best of all, it has computer-generated effects by Industrial Light & Magic which bring back the long-extinct prehistoric creatures to life including the biggest and baddest of them all, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. I liked the scene involving the lawyer where... Oops, he has a slight accident.

JURASSIC PARK was a delicate film, I admit, it was my third best Spielberg movie with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (click here) going on second place and JAWS in first.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

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