I saw Jurassic Park in 3D with my wife and her uncle last night. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the 3D gimmick, especially because they always charge extra to see the 3D movies, but it’s okay once in a while. Besides, this is a film my wife saw a whole bunch of times in the theater when it was new. I only saw it once at the movies, and it wasn’t life-changing for me or anything, but it’s pretty solid. I think the main thing that doesn’t hold up is that they’d never have Samuel L. Jackson die off-screen in anything nowadays. I also had trouble buying Lex getting into the computer system so easily, but that was improbable twenty years ago as well. Mind you, this is the same character who, when faced with the prospect of seeing live dinosaurs, is excited about an interactive CD-ROM. Yeah, okay. I also learned that anyone can get to like kids if forced into a life-threatening situation with them in which several people die. Not that there’s ever any danger of the kids themselves dying, really. I understand that Michael Crichton and the filmmakers took some license with the dilophosaurus, as there’s no evidence that it actually has a neck frill or could spit venom at Wayne Knight.
Velociraptors really came into vogue after this movie; I remember reading about them when I was younger, but they weren’t presented as one of the more interesting sorts of dinosaur. In the nineties, though, they were all over the place.
The tyrannosaurus, on the other hand, has always been popular.
Speaking of Jurassic Park, does anybody remember those action figures that could get “dino-damage”?
Kind of a gross concept, wasn’t it?
Now let’s close this post with Weird Al: