Besides being the film with arguably the coolest emblem of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an immediate cinema classic.
Building on the superb hardback by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it had been even in print), the film eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much the exact same way ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its bare constituents.
Movie-wise, jurassic park was an unremitting thrill ride that married revolutionary special effects (Stan Winston’s life size dinosaurs working flawlessly alongside ILM’s incredible CGI) to awesome action sequences. If you’re old enough, jurassic park was a slice of Spielbergian luminosity every bit as magical as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ or ‘E.T’.
If you’re the right age if you own a ps3, you can re-live jurassic park later this year, as games developers Telltale (who also make games similar to ‘Back To The Future’ and CSI) have worked their fingers bloody to create a really epic take on the initial film. Even cooler is that this new jurassic park game candidly weaves into the very first movie. Tying up some of those ‘loose ends’ the producers might have missed. jurassic park may also feature new dinosaurs not yet seen within the series.
For those of you disappointed by the damp squid that was jurassic park III, this new game should renew your interest within the franchise. For those of you new to the series, you’ve got an awesome ride in store.