I saw Jurassic Park first at the age of 9. It was no secret to my mother how much I loved dinosaurs, so as a reward for getting an A+ on a research project, she took me to see this movie at the theatre, and from that moment, my obsession with film began. Jurassic Park was the movie that made me fall in love with the movies. It introduced me to the magic of film, being able to see fantastical worlds where anything is possible.
As Jurassic Park IMAX 3D is released, I am slightly older and wiser (with much emphasis on the word 'slightly'), but the film has lost none of its magic. From a technical standpoint, the effects look as incredible as ever. The narrative is a brilliant mix of sci-fi, adventure, and horror, filled with great dialogue and intriguing ethical debates. At 28 years old, I may be able to read into the subtext while also spotting the plot lapses and continuity errors, but seeing this movie on the big screen in today's most up to date technology made me feel like a 9 year old kid again. It completely renewed my love for the movies.