Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Director: Steven Spielberg
Release Date: 30 May 2003
Official Site: Jurassic Park
First of all, if you are wondering, this is not a new sequel to the 1993 franchise but the very first Jurassic Park that debuted on the big screen 20 years ago. It was remastered into 3D to commemorate the film's twentieth anniversary.
When billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) devised a way to genetically clone dinosaurs, he invites experts of this field - Paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Palaeobotanist Ellie Sadler (Laura Dern) - to a remote island at the coast of Costa Rica for a sneak peek at his unfinished park, hoping they would endorse it to appease the nervous investors and the laywer who represented them. But when the park's security system is sabotaged by a disgruntled employee, hell breaks loose and the visitors are left to fend for themselves against the park's hungry inhabitants.
Maybe it's just me but I feel that the 3D is not very significant other than the subtitles. Alright, maybe it did give the jungle some depth of view but I am more looking forward to having the Dilophosaurus spitting venom into my face or even to have the flock of Gallimimus leaping out of the screen but none of that happens, unfortunately.
Well, that is just to give you a rough idea about the 3D if that is what you are coming for. However, you could hardly blame the film-makers as the movie was not filmed with 3D in mind twenty years ago.
Despite that, I would still gladly pay to watch Jurassic Park 2D in the cinema because watching the T-Rex going on a rampage on a screen bigger than the TV is already worth the cost of admission on its own. The 3D is simply optional.
This is afterall, Jurassic Park - winner of three Oscars at the Academy Awards, with or without 3D.
With Jurassic Park 4 hitting the screens very soon (June, 2014), it is time to go back to Jurassic Park and marvel at it all over again.
Thanks to the folks from UIP Singapore for the preview invites!
JURASSIC PARK 3D
opens in cinemas from
May 30, 2013