Steven Spielberg directed this blockbuster thriller based on the popular book by Michael Crichton. Millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) asks two dinosaur experts (Laura Dern and Sam Neill) to act as consultants on his entrepreneurial endeavor--an amusement park with DNA-cloned live dinosaurs as the main attraction. The paleontologists, along with a mathematician (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammonds two grandchildren, takes a run-through tour of the park. But soon the joyride turns to terror when an impending hurricane, an unscrupulous engineer (Wayne Knight), and the rebelling dinosaurs begin to destroy the park. Spielberg considered the most popular star of the film to be a computer-generated Tyrannosaurus rex. The special effects in general are spectacular. As Hollywoods preeminent director, Spielberg was used as a kind of financial savior for Universal Studios, which was hurting economically prior to the dinosaurian venture. Spielberg made a deal with Universal--his dream project, SCHINDLERS LIST, would be green-lighted if he agreed to make JURASSIC PARK for the studio first. By the time SCHINDLERS LIST premiered in December 1993, JURASSIC PARK, which had been released six months earlier, had broken E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIALs worldwide box-office record.
Release Date: 28 November 2005
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Running Time: 121 minutes
Production Year: 1993
Main Language: English
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Excellent use of CGI
After years of watching wooden animals giving a wooden performance this was a refreshing change. So good it rekindled peoples' interest in dinosaurs.