The Peter Jackson that the public should recognize him as, returning to his New Zealand filming roots for isle inspiration, peculiar fantasy admiration, and audience concern. Gone are the temporarily feigned folklore formalities owing to the accolades in the bag, replaced by an innocent homage phase in the form of a remake that hugely improves on the original, even when taking relative decade capabilities into account. The comparatively monstrous budget gives way to an impressive script that seamlessly evokes the 30s time period - as if either period piece or unsuspecting adventure epic direction could've proceeded the start - as well as an entertaining jurassic setting choc full of the visible inspiration responsible for any of Jackson's geek projects. It swiftly engages despite the duration and you can't fault the cast, shockingly blending usual-side thorn Jack Black in with the professional, likable mix, matching the quality in the special effects and directing departments. Essentially outdoes the combined LOTR trilogy for my money's worth.