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Jurassic Park (1993) | Retro Review

"Life always finds a way” Ian Malcolm

Jurassic Park is a cinematic gem that's been etched into my childhood memories since the '90s, and revisiting it now feels like a nostalgic trip down memory lane. From the breathtaking moment when those towering Brachiosaurus first appear to the heart-pounding chaos of the T-Rex attack in the rain, Spielberg's masterpiece still holds up as an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. Sure, some of the CGI may seem a bit dated by today's standards, but back then, it was revolutionary. And the animatronics? They still look so real, it's hard to believe they're not breathing.


The cast is stellar, with Sam Neill's rugged charm, Laura Dern's no-nonsense paleobotanist, and Jeff Goldblum's quirky chaos theorist stealing every scene they're in. Goldblum's Ian Malcolm delivers the best lines, mixing snarky humour with dire warnings in a way only he can. And those iconic scenes – the T-Rex's grand entrance, the Raptors' terrifying kitchen hunt – each one is a masterclass in suspense and cinematic magic.


 

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But Jurassic Park isn't just about the thrills; it's also got some serious depth. Dr. Malcolm's cautionary words about messing with nature still hit home today, making us think twice about playing around with things we shouldn't. And yeah, they take their sweet time explaining the whole dinosaur-making process but trust me, when those prehistoric creatures finally show up, it's epic.


John Williams' iconic music totally nails that feeling of awe when you see those dinos. And Spielberg is a genius, at keeping you on the edge of your seat with those epic scenes. Whether it's the heart-thumping action or just chilling with the characters, you can tell every moment was well thought out.



TSHC Score : 9.5/10

Jurassic Park is still the ultimate dinosaur adventure, with Spielberg's genius and Williams' epic score keeping us hooked for decades. It's got everything—heart-stopping action, unforgettable characters, and those classic moments that never get old. No wonder it's a timeless favourite that still rules the movie kingdom!

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