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Posted on 6/23/09 06:03 AM
I keep watching JP whenever it's on TV, despite the warning voice in my head that says I'll burn out on it if I see it too many more times (I heard that same voice while I was watching "Raiders" for the umpteenth time- fifteen or so years ago. Fortunately, both movies still work for me.)
The initial encounter of the dinosaurs roaming around Jurassic Park by Dr. Grant and Company was worth the price of admission the first two times I saw it in the theatre. It is still awesome to see now, ever after repeated viewings. Spielberg's pal, George Lucas, pulled all the ILM stops out to create CGI beasts that were so realistic, then blended their actions in with those of the live performers. It is that interaction that puts JP above other CGI films, including "Carnosaur" (just kidding).
I'd give JP a 100%, but Spielberg didn't leave enough clues in to sufficiently explain Nedry's financial dilemma. Since it is that dilemma that turns Jurassic Park into a pre-historic jungle, he should have left more in. Oh, well. Guess I'll have to find out by reading the book.
PS The second JP book, "The Lost World," is pretty hairy, too, and highly recommended, even if you've already seen the film.