written by Justin Prince (@prince_justin)
Have you seen this yet? Jurassic Park is a pretty major part of my childhood, I remember it like it was yesterday. The year was 1993, I was 10-years turning 11-years-old and I remember being so enchanted by everything on screen! From the first time I saw that giant Brachiosaurus to the final scene when the monstrous T-Rex made a meal of those Velociraptors, it wa nothing short of magic for me. I was 10, I loved dinosaurs and secretly wished I could make a T-Rex my pet.
As an adult, the magic didn't fade. I've seen Jurassic Park time and time again, own it on DVD as well as digital copies. I've watched it on HD televisions and iPod Touches, but something about experiencing it again on the big screen was just so alluring. The opening title screen with that deep/pounding score was enough to send shivers down my spine and make me feel like a kid again, so few movies (save for Star Wars, Home Alone, and Jaws do that for me).
I won't get too deep into the story here, if you don't know, John Hammond creates a theme park with living breathing dinosaurs. Of course this ends up to be a disaster, some corporate espionage and the escape of a "clever girl" or two and whoa now... "hold on to ya butts" ladies and gentlemen... disaster. The 3D was spot on, it was like watching the movie all over again, scenes like the T-Rex roaring in the face of Dr. Grant and the Velociraptor popping out from behind electrical cables in an attempt to make an Ellie sandwich were glitzy and new all over again. I was 10-years-old again, it was like magic. I was leaning forward with a type of wide eyed wonderment reserved for the more innocent of young boy.
When it was all said and done I was walking on a cloud... I felt like a kid again, I just wanted to break out my crayons and color my Velociraptor coloring book. Go watch it g33ks! forreals!
ed note: the "na-nuh"s in the title of this article is me "na-nuh"ing the theme song... yeah... I'm a nerd...