11 June 2018; “Jurassic Park” (1993) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

From Oscar winner Steven Spielberg, the director of classics such as “Jaws” (1975), “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (1977), “Indiana Jones” franchise (1981-), one of my personal favourites “The Adventures of Tintin” (2011), most recently “The Post” (2017), and countless others, comes this thrill ride of an action sci-fi adventure flick…

Dr. Ian Malcolm: “Gee, the lack of humility before nature that’s being displayed here, uh… staggers me.”

Although the film released at the Uptown Theater, Washington D.C. on the 9th of June 1993, “Jurassic Park” released throughout the whole USA on this day June 11th 1993, making the film 25 years old as of today.

Based on the late Primetime Emmy winner and co-writer Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name, and what is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made due to its groundbreaking visuals at the time, the plot follows a small group of visitors who are invited for an unforgettable trip to the titular park of cloned dinosaurs, but when industrial chaos occurs and all security systems are shut down, thus allowing the star creatures to run amok, it is up to the visitors to escape from both the island and dinosaurs.

Fun fact; the film won 3 Oscars for Best Sound – Gary Summers, Gary Rydstrom, Shawn Murphy, and Ron Judkins, Best Sound Effects Editing – Gary Rydstrom and Richard Hymns, and Best Visual Effects – Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, and Michael Lantieri.

Also, the film was such a critical and commercial success, that it has earned a spot in the following list of the AFI (American Film Institute), #35 in the 100 Years…100 Thrills list.

Another intriguing yet skeptical fact, is that paleontologist Dr. Mary Schweitzer found red blood cells and soft tissue in the fossilized bones of a T-Rex in 2005, which means that dinosaur cloning might become a reality in the future.

Some of the film’s highlights include the familiar story of reliance with creations and corporal greed, cast especially Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill, Oscar nominees Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, as well as an early onscreen appearance of Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson, and the late Oscar winner Richard Attenborough, performances, beautiful settings, production design, emotional music score by frequent Spielberg collaborator and one of the greats of film composers; John Williams, thrills, cinematography by Oscar nominee Dean Cundey, and revolutionary visual effects.

If you are looking for a dinosaur adventure, or in the mood for what the 90s had to offer in terms of action or sci fi thrillers, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Recommended to fans of the action, adventure, science fiction, and thriller genres, and 90s cinema.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design and artwork: Unknown.