Written April 13, 2013
Remember the first time you saw 'Jurassic Park'? Mind-blowing, right? Well, twenty years on it's back. But seeing it in again, even in 3D, just reminds us how far the technology has advanced. Watching JP now reminds me of seeing that car I lusted after when I was sixteen, but now, two decades later, I see the same car and realize what a jalopy it really was. Now, JP isn't exactly a jalopy, but it does show its age, and without the eye-popping FX distracting me I can see the underlying weaknesses of the story. At the end, it is a strangely Luddite film, not so subtly denouncing the very technologies that made it possible. The acting is one-dimensional (although watching Sam Neill shake as he gets his first glimpse of the dinos remains a treat). And the story is utterly ludicrous: why makes animals that can kill you with one swipe, then give our heroes nothing more than a shotgun? Might as well have been a steak knife.
I give this tired old bird ***.
Written April 07, 2013
2 scores - JP Vets & JP Virgins
I saw JP3D since my 5 yr old daughter wanted to go. I HATE 3D movies, more of a nuisance than a plus. I don't see the trade off of wearing glasses and being forced to focus on certain areas of tje screen. I will say that for someone that hates 3D, this movie seemed to mesh well and actually enhanced parts of the movie.
1. JP1 Vets - I would give the experience a 7.5/10. While the movie is a 9.5, even with the added 3D I just can't give it anything higher. However I would LOVE to see old movies like JP than most the modern kids crap they put out.
2. JP Virgins - 9.75 - I give this version a 9.75 instead of the originals 9.5 because the 3D release is obvious for those that were too young when it 1st came out. This makes the 3D a perfect addition. My daughter LOVED the movie (as I did when I was a kid & saw it in the theater) I have never seen her more into a movie. After proclaimed BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Written April 08, 2013
20 years later and the film remains as solid as ever, truly a masterpiece that shall never be dated. The 3D transfer is excellent and really lends well to the material and setting, dinosaurs have never looked so good!!! With sound better than ever too it was a pure treat to be able to see this one again on the silver screen. The only thing that would have made it even more enjoyable was someone special to share it with and/or perhaps a son or daughter to introduce the magic that is "Jurassic Park", a memory that they'd surely remember forever!!!
Written October 20, 2014
The story still holds up even 20 years later.....3 D pretty good except for all the butts in face. Still scary at times even though I knew the story.
Written January 26, 2015
It was worth seeing again in 3D this time. So intense and kept us on the edge of our seats. Saw it when it was first released. It seems so mild compared to seeing it in 3D. Would highly recommend to those who have seen it to see it in 3D.