It’s been 20 years since we first visited Jurassic Park, and to mark this anniversary we get to go back, in 3D! I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of my favorite dinosaur film in all of it’s 3D glory. Was it everything I hoped it would be? Yes. And more. I was surprised to learn that many of my fellow audience members were visiting Jurassic Park for the first time. If you have never seen this movie and you are at least in your mid to late 20’s then SHAME ON YOU!
In case you are one of those shameful people, or maybe you are just too young to have seen it the first time around, here’s a little synopsis for you: A test run of a theme park where actual dinosaurs roam a private island goes awry when the dinosaurs get loose and run rampant.
It’s exciting, it’s moving, it’s a fantastic movie. It terrified me when I was little, like it gave me nightmares, (Carnivorous dinosaurs are scary, man), but I still had JP merchandise and saw it multiple times in theaters. It also made ten year old me develop crushes on both Dr. Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) and Dr. Grant (Sam Neil).
The one flaw in the 3D revision is that in some scenes it almost looks like the thing that appears closer to you is in your way of seeing the action. It’s hard to explain, but for example in one scene there’s a log that is 3D, I felt like I wanted to move the log so I could get a better view of the scene. Other than that it’s pretty great. I’m not the biggest fan of 3D movies, though I admit the technology does seem to be getting better each time I see one. However, JP3D is worth the price of admission. It’s a good time and it’s fun to get nostalgic with a theater full of people who are clearly fans of the movie as well.
What’s your favorite moment from Jurassic Park? Are you going to see JP3D?