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Jurassic Park 3D

Release details

Release date: Friday August 23 2013
Duration: 127 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Michael Crichton
Cast: Sam Neill
Laura Dern
Richard Attenborough

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Martin Sutton

In its new 3D digitized format Jurassic Park explodes onto the screen with even more thrills and elan than it did twenty years ago. Spielberg's kinetic visual style, with much juggling of background with foreground, takes to 3D with a natural ease. Anyone who thinks they are familiar with the movie will feel they are viewing it all over again for the first time. Michael Crichton provides the basic science for this fiction - dinosaur DNA discovered in the blood of mosquitoes preserved in amber - while a motley group of characters are treated to a preview of a Jurassic adventure park built on a small uninhabited island. A breakdown in power leads to a malfunction in the electrified fences , and suddenly the spectators are part of the show. All too quickly we learn which ones are on the menu : anyone sketchily drawn, overweight or wearing a suit. Paleontologist couple Sam Neill and Laura Dern are more lively, rounded characters, as is Jeff Goldblum's distinctly offbeat mathematician. But stealing the show are the beasts, bellowing from the cinema amplifiers and baring their fangs in our faces. A fearsome combination of models and CGI, after twenty years of advances in the field of FX these bad boys are still truly impressive. One of the best monster movies ever, it takes you into its grip and won't let go.

Martin Sutton

In its new 3D digitized format Jurassic Park explodes onto the screen with even more thrills and elan than it did twenty years ago. Spielberg's kinetic visual style, with much juggling of background with foreground, takes to 3D with a natural ease. Anyone who thinks they are familiar with the movie will feel they are viewing it all over again for the first time. Michael Crichton provides the basic science for this fiction - dinosaur DNA discovered in the blood of mosquitoes preserved in amber - while a motley group of characters are treated to a preview of a Jurassic adventure park built on a small uninhabited island. A breakdown in power leads to a malfunction in the electrified fences , and suddenly the spectators are part of the show. All too quickly we learn which ones are on the menu : anyone sketchily drawn, overweight or wearing a suit. Paleontologist couple Sam Neill and Laura Dern are more lively, rounded characters, as is Jeff Goldblum's distinctly offbeat mathematician. But stealing the show are the beasts, bellowing from the cinema amplifiers and baring their fangs in our faces. A fearsome combination of models and CGI, after twenty years of advances in the field of FX these bad boys are still truly impressive. One of the best monster movies ever, it takes you into its grip and won't let go.