Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993, USA) C-126m. *** D: Steven Spielberg. Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, Samuel L. Jackson, Dean Cundey. Steven Spielberg blockbuster about scientists Neill and Dern (both dino experts), who are whisked away to eccentric zillionaire Attenborough's island, where they are more than surprised to behold the old man's dinosaur colony, which he cloned from the blood of a mosquito trapped in amber. They proceed to make a tour of the soon-to-be amusement park, but double-cross soon leads to a black-out and the visitors finds themselves running for their lives from T-Rex and other carnivorous beasts. A whale of an adventure becomes a rollercoaster ride after an hour, with sweat-inducing cliffhanger stunts and not-to-be believed, state-of-the-art special effects. Periodic lulls are easily excused. This is Spielberg on top of his game. Incredibly, he made the acclaimed SCHINDLER'S LIST the same year! Based on the bestseller by Michael Crichton (who also scripted, with David Koepp). Good score by John Williams. Oscar winner for Best Effects. Followed by two sequels, starting with THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997)..


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