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Old 09-09-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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It's a generational thing. If Star Wars came out today vs the 70s, people would trash it so bad. Because it doesn't make any sense. It's basically Lord of the Ring in space, there is zero science fiction or science behind any of it.
Yup. I saw "Star Wars" (the first one, before they were re-numbered) for the first time when I was in college in the 90's. I was like, are you kidding me, *this* is what all the fuss has been about all these years? Inconveniently, I have a co-worker who is obsessed with the entire Star Wars franchise.


Jurassic Park.... I read the book first, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and agree that this is yet another case of "book is better than the movie". Overall I still like the movie though - good thing, since it is my kid's favorite movie so we watch it a lot.

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I can sum it up in two words.

Jeff Goldblum
OK I will admit this is definitely a factor, though I loved Ian Malcolm in the book too. Having said that, one thing I did not like about the movie was how Malcolm was hitting on Dr. Sattler, which did not happen in the book. And the book spends a lot more time on chaos theory and other scientific aspects that are glossed over or treated quickly in the film.

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Old 09-09-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Yeah good points made. I felt that Star Wars still had better characters than Jurassic Park though, but it's not like the first one has a story that is very deep or anything.

If Jurassic Park hadn't been made, and none of the sequels, does that mean that King Kong (2005), would have done a lot better, and have done just as well as Jurassic Park then, instead?
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Old 09-09-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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What's so great about Jurassic Park (1993)?

Dinosaurs. Really well done dinosaurs. Classic movie with awesome dinosaurs. Kids love dinosaurs. We all still have our kid in us to a degree.
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Jurassic Park was a wonderful movie, that in my opinion, still holds up quite well today. The other movies in the franchise are lacking. I don't know any people who think it is a masterpiece or who have a CGI vs Practical effects quandry. Most people I know who are movie buffs or just really enjoy movies, tend to enjoy this film and enjoy the way it was filmed.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Canada
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What's so great about Jurassic Park (1993)?

Dinosaurs. Really well done dinosaurs. Classic movie with awesome dinosaurs. Kids love dinosaurs. We all still have our kid in us to a degree.
I agree. I took my son to see Jurassic Park when it premiered oh-so-many years ago. My son was 11 years old, perfect age for this type of movie. I was xxx years old, and mom to a nerdy kid, so I was perfect for this type of movie. Gotta say, I was absolutely blown away by the animatronics and CGI that made Jurassic Park such a classic, as I imagine just about everyone seeing it on the big screen back then would have been. And who doesn't like a scary monster movie? Even moreso, who doesn't like a scary monster movie where the monsters are so amazingly realistic? A story based upon Michael Crichton's best-seller (and his assistance with the screenplay adaptation) directed by the Steven Spielberg, with ILM and Stan Winston helping to bring everything to life...it was a combination that couldn't be beat.

This movie was the catalyst that inspired my son to study film.
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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Saw it opening weekend when I was in 7th grade back in 93. It's impact was tremendous visually.
Exactly. And not only the visuals...do you remember sitting in the theatre and hearing the T. Rex's deafening roar for the first time? It wasn't just the sound...you felt the tremor from the immensity of that roar deep within your bones.

That's something I'll never forget.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:03 AM
 
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What's so great about Jurassic Park (1993)?

Dinosaurs. Really well done dinosaurs. Classic movie with awesome dinosaurs. Kids love dinosaurs. We all still have our kid in us to a degree.
The RAPTORS were awesome.

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Exactly. And not only the visuals...do you remember sitting in the theatre and hearing the T. Rex's deafening roar for the first time? It wasn't just the sound...you felt the tremor from the immensity of that roar deep within your bones.

That's something I'll never forget.
4Real.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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If you ever made one of these threads about ET, I will beat you with a dead rabbit. IJS.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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The Beatle's early music sounds silly now.

Don't agree at all. YMMV.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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To answer the OPs question. There's nothing great about Jurassic Park. At least IMHO.
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