Written October 28, 2016
First, I should mention that this was my first time seeing a film in "RealD 3D." I had seen other films in Dolby 3D and Imax 3D and found both hurt my eyes and began to give me a headache about halfway through the movie. RealD 3D is perhaps not as immersive as the other types of 3D technology but is easier on the eyes and the actual video and audio quality (I think) is slightly better than Dolby 3D or Imax 3D. With that said, Jurassic Park is masterpiece that I've seen at least 50 times in the last 20 years (yeah I kind of like it) , so it was easy for me to pick up on the differences between this restored version and previous versions of the film. Honestly I was more impressed with the enhanced quality of the sound than I was with the 3D depth of each scene. Lines that were unintelligible (even at high volume) on DVD were suddenly crystal clear. Conclusion: If you've never seen JP, this is a MUST SEE. If you've seen it a few times (but don't know it by heart) it's still worth going.
Written April 29, 2017
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 February 09, 2016
Had me on the edge of my seat throughout and clutching the seat next to me a couple times too. Highly recommend.
Written April 26, 2017
I remember seeing this film when it first was on the big screens, and loved it then. All these years later, just getting to see it once again on a large screen is a thrill, and I can't count the number of times I've indulged in this film since over the years. Brilliant, from the story from Michael Crichton to the direction by Steven Spielberg to the performances from a truly stellar cast, and the cutting edge effects that have stood the test of time. If anything, this film is even more timely as technology runs far ahead of humanity. The is the only film Spielberg has approved for 3D treatment, but I barely noticed it once the film started, as Spielberg's work is shot with such depth and attention to detail that it almost IS 3D already. Either way, getting to see the film on the big screen again was a joy and one I highly recommend!!
Written May 30, 2016
I saw the non-3D version on the big screen when it came out 20 years ago, and I own the DVD; needless to say, I love this movie. Seeing it in 3D was amazing! All I can say is Wow!