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Has it really been quarter of a century since this movie was unleashed to the world?
It's hard to take in the amount of time that has passed for a movie that still feels incredibly fresh from writing, production and to the overall payoff.
Jurassic Park came around a time where Special & Visual effects were being pushed to their limits where it broke new ground with the usage of Visual effects, or CGI if you prefer.
CG had been used before in Hollywood before this Cinematic Masterpiece, but not in the context and to the quality that had been poured into what has become an iconic hit over the last 25 years.
Sure it's been seen multiple times on re-runs on TV around the world, it's had re-releases on DVD & Blu-ray for Anniversary specials which has to be said I have yet to re-watch this flick in the Cinema since summer 1993 and it is something that I want to experience again on the Big-Screen because it is so amazing and awe inspiring with the craft and effort that went into making this movie that has set so many standards since and has inspired so many to get into film-making since the advent of it's original Theatrical Release.
And the fact that you had the Master of Masterful film-making in his prime in Steven Spielberg who knows how to big and epic Pictures is a further testament to why this Movie has enjoyed such a lasting longevity with fans around the world that saw it originally and to fans that weren't even born in the mid 90's that are now getting to experience this movie for the first time and are just as amazed as original audiences were.
I like to think of it as a magical experience from a more innocent time where movies didn't have to be ultra gritty realistic that has been adopted so much as a format to the point where it's mundane and repetitive.
While this movie can still be taken very credibly to this day where the characters and animals are very believable it also offers a sense of escapism so that you know you can have fun with this but also plant an idea into your head to whether this could be possible in the future.
The idea of resurrecting Dinosaurs from Extinction has a been a very much talked about conversation for decades and probably more so since Jurassic Park was released in 1993, because Crichton used quantifiable science in his 1990 Novel of the same name rather than just the trope of going back in time to bring them to the present.
So the fact that Scientists from Paleontologists to Geneticists are actually researching into this does beg food for thought. Could it be done and should it be done?
Now, I could debate the ethical morals of why it should or not take place, but I will leave that up to me people that are far more qualified to handle that question.
However, as someone that has loved Dinosaurs since I was a child and then seeing this Movie where they are treated with respect as animals just acting as animals and not movie monsters as they had often been depicted as for Generations was refreshing. Because looking at a T-Rex stalking it's prey and searching for food is no different to that of a Lion wandering it's Pride lands looking for its own meal. And when you're able to have that understanding of the animals from a naturalistic perspective is when you're able to look them as animals and not monsters. Because they never were monsters.
"A Monster is a relative term. To a canary - a cat is a monster. We've just been used to being the cat"
And he's absolutely right. "Monster" can be subjective. Just because a carnivorous animal eats other animals does not make it a monster, objectively. Carnivores are no different from any other animal. They have to eat to survive and prosper.
It's down to whether you think it's a monster, subjectively.
I waited until most of the hype surrounding the anniversary quieted down because it's a small noise in a sea of chaos on YouTube.
That, and it was Dead Meat's Kill Count of Jurassic Park that inspired me to do this review. So, James A. Janisse, thank you for giving me the inspiration for this.
Jurassic Park is available from Amazon
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