Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jurassic Park Review.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Suspense
Release date: June 11, 1993 (1993-06-11)
Running Time: June 11, 1993 (1993-06-11)
MMPA rating: PG-13

The Good: Revolutionary CGI(Computer-generated imagery) for the dinosaurs that still hold up well today, The animatronics used for the close ups of dinosaurs look real, Excellent John Williams soundtrack,

The Bad:

Plot: Eccentric billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), CEO of InGen, has recently created Jurassic Park: a theme park populated with dinosaurs cloned from the DNA extracted from insects preserved in prehistoric amber. The park is located on Isla Nublar, a fictional island off Costa Rica's Pacific coast.
After a park worker is fatally attacked by a dinosaur, Hammond's investors, represented by their lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero), demand that experts visit the park and verify that it is safe. Gennaro invites Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), a mathematician, while Hammond invites paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). They are joined on the island by Hammond's two grandchildren—Tim (Joseph Mazzello) and Lex Murphy (Ariana Richards). Hammond asks Malcolm, Grant, and Sattler what their thoughts are about having recreated dinosaur species. The three of them engage in an intense philosophical debate about the ethics of having cloned extinct dinosaurs with Gennaro being the only one to express optimism. The group sets off to explore the park while Hammond observes his guests along with Head Technician Ray Arnold (Samuel L. Jackson) and his game warden, Robert Muldoon (Bob Peck).
The head computer programmer, Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight), is secretly in the employ of one of InGen's corporate rivals, and has been paid to steal fertilized dinosaur embryos. During his theft, Nedry deactivates the park's security system, allowing him access to the embryo storage. The rest of the group, who have been stranded in the park due to the system shutdown, are attacked by the Tyrannosaurus, which kills Gennaro. Grant and the children are able to escape.
Meanwhile, a fleeing Nedry crashes his jeep. He decides to use a winch on the front of his jeep to tie it to a tree that will bring him to the road to help him reach the dock. As he's tying the winch around the tree, He encounters a dilophosaurus which kills him.
Ellie and Muldoon try to find Alan and the children, but to no avail. Then they find Ian under the demolished bathroom. As they try to look for the children deep inside the jungle, Ian realizes the Tyrannosaurus is near. He orders Ellie and Muldoon to flee, with the Tyrannosaurus chasing after them. The three of them are able to escape in their jeep.
Meanwhile, Alan and the children climb up a high tree to avoid the Tyrannosaurus, and in a distance from the tree, they can see a family of "Brachiosaurus".
Back at the Visitor's center, being unable to decipher Nedry's code to reactivate the security fences, the group decides to take the drastic measure of rebooting the entire park's computer and electrical network. Arnold refuses at first by worrying that the park's network might not come back on at all, But Hammond pressures him by saying that people are dying. Arnold, along with Ellie, Hammond, Muldoon and Malcolm, shut down the park's grid and retreat to the emergency bunker, from where Arnold heads to the maintenance bunker to reboot the system. When he doesn't return, Ellie and Muldoon decides to head for the bunker. Watch the movie to see what happens next.

Plot: 7.9/10- The plot is original and moves along at a good pace.

Action: 7.8/10- Jurassic Park does not have munch fighting which is fine but it does have a lot of chasing and suspense.

Acting: 7.9/10- There weren't any stand out exceptional performances but the cast as solid.

Special effects: 10/10- For its time the effects were amazing and they still hold up well today,

Soundtrack: 9.0/10- John Williams does it again.

Comedy: 6.8/10- Jurassic Park is not a comedy but it did have some humorous moments.

Overall: 8.0/10- Overall Jurassic Park is very good movie and one of the most visually stunning movies for its time.

Closing comments: If you like sci-fi or adventure movies you need to check out Jurassic Park.

Recommended for: Sci-Fi movie fans, Adventure movie fans,


  1. I'd give Jurassic Park a 7 out of 10. It was a good movie but it's not one of my favorite movies.

    Nice review though!!

  2. I've never seen it. I think it would freak me out xD and ruin my childhood dreams of having a pet dinosaur. Also I'm watching some Doctor Who. Not sure what 'Doctor' it is but it's cool :D!

  3. I'd score JP a 5 at best. It may be origianal, but I saw nothing redeeming at all except the score.

  4. @Cad Bane's Chick: Thanks for scoring it.

    @JT/King Valun: Thanks for scoring it.

  5. Guess who heard the theme played live at a John Williams concert last night? Oh yes I did! w00t!

  6. If I were to give the Original Jurassic Park a rating compared to other movies in it's genre I would give it a 9. The only other movie that was more difficult and yet more compelling in my opinion was The Abyss (1989) which had much better acting. I think they were both pioneers in the sci-fi computer age.

  7. Awesome review man! :D
    I'd score it about the same lol
    like a lot of monster horror movies, the characters don't always make very smart choices :P

  8. I will give 9/10 for Jurassic Park.
    This movie is one of my favourites movie in my childhood time. Since that i more like about dinosaurus stuff, life, excavation, game, etc. I bet no any movies about dinosaurus can do more better than Jurassics Park ( BBC more better in graphics and movements of dinosaurus but thats only documentaries not movie ).
    I always waiting their sequels, thought Jurassic Park 4 still rumor. ^^;


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