Friday, September 21, 2012

Favorite Scene Friday! Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is one of the first movies I remember seeing in a theater. It was 1993, I was nine, and Clinton was President.

I’ve had today’s scene singled out for a while now, thanks to a video The A.V. Club featured a while back. I didn’t decide to highlight it as this week’s scene, however, until Linds at French Toast Sunday posted a very thorough FX Spotlight on Jurassic Park.

When I saw this scene - and the film as a whole - I felt exactly like Drs. Grant (Sam Neil) and Sattler (Laura Dern). I may not have displayed "The Spielberg Face" as they do, but I like to think this scene helped spark my love of film and escapism.

They're supposedly re-releasing Jurassic Park in 3D soon, and I think I’m okay with that. The sequels weren't that good - it’s been 20 years since I was wowed by dinosaurs. Speaking of, here's today's scene:

P.S. In case you didn't click on that A.V. Club link, here's the video:

Beautiful, right?


  1. good call with this one. although i was only 3 when this came out, it was a movie i was obsessed with growing and i still love it today.

    1. Gregory - I was definitely obsessed and still am. This movie is kind of a shared love between my sister and I. Her text tone on my phone is the T-Rex roar.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Those dinos never fail to impress. I actually quite liked both the sequels too. I hope they get round to doing a JP4!

    1. Pete - I wasn't fair to the sequels. The second one was good but had a lot to live up to. The third one was decent but I don't revisit it often.

      I'm game for a JP4 - as long as they keep the guns away from the dinos!

      Thanks for reading!