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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 28. Jurassic Park (1993)

September 12, 2011

28. Jurassic Park [DVD] (1993)

Plot: Advancements in scientific technology have helped to create an island full of dinosaurs. John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites Dr. Grant (Sam Neill) Dr. Sattler (Laura Dern) Dr. Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to join him at Jurassic Park.

Everything turns into a horrifying adventure when Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight), attempts to steal the dinosaurs embryos, and shuts down the electricity to the fences in the process.

Life Finds A Way. (tagline)

Also Starring: Bob PeckMartin FerreroJoseph MazzelloAriana Richards
Directed by:
 Steven Spielberg
Written by: Michael Crichton 
Length: 127 min
Budget: $63,000,000
Gross Revenue: $914,691,118 (Worldwide)

Favorite Quote:
Dr. Alan Grant
You married? 
Dr. Ian Malcolm
Occasionally.


Review: I had no idea what to expect when I went into the movie theater to see Jurassic Park back in 1994 (yeah, us Swedes like to age our movies a year or so before we bring them over from the States, like fine wine!).

I hadn’t seen any previews or anything, since back then I wanted to go in “fresh” (and still do sometimes).

Oscar Count
 3 Wins.
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing (Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns) Best Effects, Visual Effects (Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Michael Lantieri) Best Sound (Gary Summers, Gary Rydstrom, Shawn Murphy, Ron Judkins)

And just like when I played Duck Hunt on Nintendo the first time, I was amazed by the special effects!! It was like I was right there; running with dinosaurs, digging dung with Laura Dern, and hearing Jeff Goldblum talking in a monotone voice like only Jeff Goldblum can, like I was right beside Jeff Goldblum!!
I wonder if saying Jeff Goldblum three times is the same as saying Beetlejuice..? Then I’m in deep trouble.. Damn it, I’m up to four now!! Got to go. Just in case.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Steven Spielberg was in the very early stages of pre-production for the film “ER” (based on a Michael Crichton novel), when he heard about the “Jurassic Park” book. He subsequently dumped what he was doing to make the film. Afterwards, he returned to “ER” and helped develop it into a hit TV series (ER).

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 29. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

CRITERIA FOR MAKING THIS LIST

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 10:59

    Lines like “And just like when I played Duck Hunt on Nintendo the first time” are why I subscribe here.

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