It’s been two decades since we were all amazed by Stephen Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park. Based on Michael Crichton’s book, Jurassic Park hit theaters the summer of 1993. My parents purchased the VHS tape (see: 20 years ago) when it was released, and I remember watching it together in our living room. I remember I was in awe by the calm majesty of the Brachiosaurus, being equally terrified and impressed when the T-Rex came on screen, and feeling just plain frightened when the Velociraptors were trying to eat everyone in sight.
Fast forward 20 years, and Universal Pictures is re-releasing Jurassic Park, this time in 3D. The four of us had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening this past Saturday, and I can tell you that it was like watching it for the first time. It was just as thrilling as I remember. Even though I have seen it several times before, I was still jumping in my seat thanks to the new 3D effects.
The boys both liked it, although there were of course times when they got a little scared. But the consensus was that the dinosaurs were “So Cool!” and they definitely want to see it again. It’s true what they say: “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. The years may pass, but little boys will always be fascinated with dinosaurs, and Jurassic Park’s re-release is sure to make it a hit with a whole new generation of fans.
Disclosure: Universal Pictures invited me to a pre-screening of Jurassic Park 3D. As always, all opinions are my own.