Other than being the film with arguably the best brand of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an instant cinema classic.
Building on the excellent book by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it was even published), the film eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much the exact same way ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its blank constituents.
Movie-wise, jurassic park was an unrelenting joy ride that hitched pioneering special effects (Stan Winston’s life size dinosaurs working flawlessly alongside ILM’s incredible CGI) to awesome action scenes. If you were old enough, jurassic park was a slice of Spielbergian luminosity every bit as magical as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ or ‘E.T’.
If you were the right age if you own a ps3, you are able to re-live jurassic park later this year, as games developers Telltale (who also make games based on ‘Back To The Future’ and CSI) have worked their fingers bloody to create a truly epic tackle the first film. Even cooler is that this new jurassic park game openly weaves into the 1st movie. Tying up some of these ‘loose ends’ the producers might have missed. jurassic park may even feature new dinosaurs not yet seen within the series.
For those of you disappointed by the damp squid that was jurassic park III, this new game should renew your curiosity in the franchise. For all those of you new to the series, you might have an awesome ride in store.