As you may already know, Jurassic Park returns to theaters today in gloriously revamped 3D. It’s also not news that JP is one of the significant movies of my lifetime. Ten at the time of its release, my eyes opened wider and my imagination traveled further following a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaurs on the big screen. One could say that its release was a turning point in my life, one that has led us all here. To you reading Movie News After Dark, a nightly movie news column that tonight dedicates itself to one thing: Welcome to the Jurassic Park Edition.
- Roger Ebert’s original Jurassic Park review – RIP. Also, he liked it.
- 20 years later, Jurassic Park is still quintessential Spielberg spectacle – Kris Tapley breaks it down. It really has been 20 years, hasn’t it?
- 5 things modern blockbusters could learn from Jurassic Park – Included in Vulture’s list: the use of quiet. And guitar strings under Jeep dashboards.
- Nitpicking isn’t criticism – Calum Marsh on why ‘flaws’ don’t matter. In the case of JP, they don’t.
- Jurassic Park: an oral history – Probably the best thing I’ve ever seen from EW.
- A Jurassic Park remix – Now this is chaos. I choose to never get used to Dr. Malcolm.
Go see Jurassic Park this weekend, friends. Relive that childhood. I, for one, can’t wait.