After a two months break, without publishing any editions of “Must” and “Projector”, this week will be dedicated to the return of these segments. For this new edition of “Must” I’ve picked one of Steven Spielberg’s iconic movies: Jurassic Park! The movie stars great actors like Sam Neil, Laura Dern and Samuel L. Jackson and is constantly referred as a “must see” for both technical and storyline aspects. A groundbreaking adventure from the 90’s that has conquered several generations and that was digitally remastered for its 20th Anniversary.
After an important discovery by a group of scientists commanded by John Hammond that allowed them to create dinosaur embryos, they decided to build a theme park with the new born dinosaurs as attractions and they called it “Jurassic Park”. In order to guarantee the park’s safety several specialists are invited to a special tour. But when everything was going well, an attempt to steal the embryos causes the shutdown of the security systems and instead of seizing the wonders of this ancient world, the specialists alongside with some members of the park will have to run for their lifes.
“Jurassic Park” won 3 Oscars for Best Sound, Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects which is a clear evidence of the movie’s amazing technical aspects and it currently holds a spot in IMDb’s Top 250. In the past year, an IMAX3D version of the movie was released worldwide, which ended up being my first IMAX Experience and the quality of the effects left me speechless. The visual effects of “Jurassic Park” are truly astonishing and when compared to nowadays achievements they are still capable of impressing me. The 3D post conversion actually improved the experience and worked amazingly well in the dinosaurs’ sequences.
Whether you’re a fan of Sci-fi movies or whether you enjoy dinosaurs, I can assure you one thing, Steven Spielberg joins the best of both worlds in one epic adventure that with moments of suspense and drama will remain in your mind probably forever. A timeless movie with an amazing soundtrack, a terrific achievement in technical aspects and a groundbreaking adventure, “Jurassic Park” is a movie that deserves to be remembered once in a while.
John Hammond: All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don’t eat the tourists.