Besides being the film with arguably the best logo of all time, Steven Spielberg’s jurassic park was an immediate cinema classic.
Building on the excellent book by Michael Chrichton (optioned by Universal before it had been even published), the motion picture eschewed the novel’s philosophical content in much the same fashion ‘Jaws’ had reduced Peter Benchley’s novel to its clean constituents.
Movie-wise, jurassic park was an continuous thrill ride that hitched ground-breaking special effects (Stan Winston’s life size dinosaurs working flawlessly alongside ILM’s incredible CGI) to awesome action scenes. If you’re the right age, jurassic park was a slice of Spielbergian brilliance every bit as magical as ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ or ‘E.T’.
If you’re 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 similar to ‘Back To The Future’ and CSI) have worked their fingers bloody to create a really epic take on the original film. Even cooler is that this new jurassic park game candidly weaves into the 1st movie. Tying up some of these ‘loose ends’ the producers could have missed. jurassic park will also 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 interest within the franchise. For those of you new to the series, you might have an awesome ride in store.