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Old 09-11-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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In many cases, "You had to be there then," or have enough awareness of the genre to appreciate its place in the history of the genre.

One can say the same for Metropolis or 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Star Wars: A New Hope.

You had to be there then.

Agreed. It's not my favorite film, far from it. But I can at least respect it's technical accomplishments, which I guess would seem outdated now 25 years on. But it was exceptional for its time.


You really did have to be there. And I was. I was 23 at the time.


To the OP: just remember: things you see as "groundbreaking" or "revolutionary" today will be seen as old fashioned by the kids who aren't even born yet in as little as ten or fifteen years from now. I assume you were either a baby or not yet alive in 1993.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:23 PM
 
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If you ever made one of these threads about ET, I will beat you with a dead rabbit. IJS.
Best response so far.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:03 PM
 
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Agreed. It's not my favorite film, far from it. But I can at least respect it's technical accomplishments, which I guess would seem outdated now 25 years on. But it was exceptional for its time.


You really did have to be there. And I was. I was 23 at the time.


To the OP: just remember: things you see as "groundbreaking" or "revolutionary" today will be seen as old fashioned by the kids who aren't even born yet in as little as ten or fifteen years from now. I assume you were either a baby or not yet alive in 1993.
I actually saw it when I was about 9 or 10 back in 1994 around, on video. I was impressed at that age, but I am just trying to put myself in the shoes of an adult back then and thought that they probably thought that even though the effects were good, the story doesn't really make you think much after it's over.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:50 AM
 
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I actually saw it when I was about 9 or 10 back in 1994 around, on video. I was impressed at that age, but I am just trying to put myself in the shoes of an adult back then and thought that they probably thought that even though the effects were good, the story doesn't really make you think much after it's over.
Not all movies are meant to be cerebral.

I was an adult when Jurassic Park hit the cinemas, and when I walked out of the theatre I wasn't pondering about the intricacies of the story, nor was I disappointed that it didn't have a plot which left me thinking through the 'whys and wherefores' after I'd watched it. JP wasn't a complex movie in terms of the storyline, but what it had was that 'wow' factor which draws in audiences and holds their attention from the opening credits to the final scene. And that's what many still go to movies for...to be entertained, not necessarily to be challenged by a complex plot.

Complexity isn't always the determining factor in the making of a good movie.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:29 AM
 
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Not all movies are meant to be cerebral.

I was an adult when Jurassic Park hit the cinemas, and when I walked out of the theatre I wasn't pondering about the intricacies of the story, nor was I disappointed that it didn't have a plot which left me thinking through the 'whys and wherefores' after I'd watched it. JP wasn't a complex movie in terms of the storyline, but what it had was that 'wow' factor which draws in audiences and holds their attention from the opening credits to the final scene. And that's what many still go to movies for...to be entertained, not necessarily to be challenged by a complex plot.

Complexity isn't always the determining factor in the making of a good movie.
Great post. Sometimes people just enjoy movies for what they are.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:53 AM
 
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Not all movies are meant to be cerebral.

I was an adult when Jurassic Park hit the cinemas, and when I walked out of the theatre I wasn't pondering about the intricacies of the story, nor was I disappointed that it didn't have a plot which left me thinking through the 'whys and wherefores' after I'd watched it. JP wasn't a complex movie in terms of the storyline, but what it had was that 'wow' factor which draws in audiences and holds their attention from the opening credits to the final scene. And that's what many still go to movies for...to be entertained, not necessarily to be challenged by a complex plot.

Complexity isn't always the determining factor in the making of a good movie.
Yeah it's still a good movie, for what it is, I just feel that because the movie doesn't have much of a story, that that brings it down somewhat, as in it's not as great as everyone is making it out to be.

Even The Mummy (1999), for example has just as much story if not more even, and that one is not considered to be near as big.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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Yeah it's still a good movie, for what it is, I just feel that because the movie doesn't have much of a story, that that brings it down somewhat, as in it's not as great as everyone is making it out to be.

Even The Mummy (1999), for example has just as much story if not more even, and that one is not considered to be near as big.
For you. For you it's not as great. It can forever be as great as any individual or individuals feel that it was. 'Great' is subjective.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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What made it so great?

It was like Jaws with the animotronics.

It showed off what would it might be like if we brought back dinosaurs. Also giving us a reason not to bring them back.

The best scene was the man in the bathroom in my opinion to seeing the T-Rex fight the raptors. The T-rex was the enemy of all enemies but the raptors was the antagonistic creatures of the films. Asides for man.

In terms of videogames

Turok
Dino Crisis
Monster Hunte
r Chrono Trigger


has a lot to be thankful for the series. An island of Dinosaurs basically. Jurassic Park was good for the





Sad part it is a product directed towards gentiles as Jews are not meant to believe in things like dinosaurs. Go look it up. Otherwise it is fun for the family.

Also Dinosaurs the television series.
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My wife doesn't care much for movies like this, because she scares easy. About 10 years or so ago, we stopped by my son's house and they were watching Jurassic Park. She made sure she faced away from the TV any time she could. But she made the mistake of turning around just as the big critter devoured the porta potty with the man in it. I have NEVER seen her jump as bad as she did that night. lol
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Old 09-17-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Count me in the naysayers. I was 12 at the time, and I never liked it much. Probably just didn't draw me in to the story and the characters enough.

Batman Returns from the previous year...that's a movie that had a major effect on me. Dark as hell, much more frightening than any CGI bullcrap in Jurassic Park. These days I might find it an average film, but...it sure etched its charred imprint on my little brain.

Hell even Home Alone was more frightening...of course I was 9 rather than 12.
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