Directed by : Steven Spielberg
Written by : Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L Jackson and Richard Attenborough
What is there to say about Jurassic Park that hasn’t been said. We all know it’s one of the greatest blockbuster films ever made. It’s one of the most iconic and groundbreaking films of all time. The special effects on display were and still to this day are breathtaking. With Steven Spielberg at the helm of what is possibly his greatest film but choosing your favourite Spielberg film is about as difficult as a single theory on intergalactic space travel.
Jurassic Park is one of those films that’s perfect from start to finish right down to the cinematography, special effects, directing, writing and actors.
Sam Neill leads the charge as Dr. Alan Grant along with his partner Dr. Ellie Sattler. These pair are an unstoppable couple and the chemistry between the two is brilliant and extremely genuine.
Richard Attenborough plays the eccentric and loveable Billionaire John Hammond who’s life dream is to create something extraordinary something bigger than himself and anything that came before mankind. Hammond recruits Dr. Grant and Sattler to be the test group on the first tour of the park. Along for the ride also is scene stealer Jeff Goldblum as the even more eccentric Dr. Ian Malcolm a chaotician who’s the rockstar, the Mick Jagger of the scientific community. The Goldblum is on full display in this film and it is glorious.
Another scene stealer and one of my favourite characters is Robert Muldoon played by Bob Peck. Robert Muldoon is the Head of security and particularly concerned about the speed, intelligence and violence displayed by the vilociraptors. He’s about the only guy to seem so tough while wearing a pair of shorts the entire time.
So who is this film for you ask?
Well Jurassic Park is a film for people of all ages. Well maybe not too young I watched the first two when I was seven and I was seeing Velociraptors everywhere. I’d run up the stairs at night incase those fuckers were following me, when I put out the bins I’d have to give a check of the perimeter from the porch to see was the coast clear. With that being said I had an overactive imagination and to be honest I have no regrets this film has become such a massive part of my life. It sparked the craze and peaked my interest in dinosaurs and history in general.
There’s incredible action, tension, suspense and comedy throughout. Right from the outset we become invested in the characters and that’s the heart of jurassic Park. We’re rooting for these characters and come to love, relate and root for our heroes hoping and sitting on the edge of our seats when things go horribly wrong and the dinosaurs get loose on the island with the group stranded with animals meant to be separated from us by 65 million years of evolution.
The Theme song
The greatest and most iconic theme song to grace the silver screen. John Williams once again creates something so beautiful and transendent for a film.
This film has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes and 100% with me honestly it’s such an unbelievable adventure to be along for the ride.
So get jurassic Park put it on. Get some popcorn and a drink and as Samuel L Jackson so iconicly said “hold onto your butts”