Jurassic Park Review
I know, I know, I only just got round to finally watching this movie. Better late than never right? And I can say, hand on heart, even after 26 years, this movie still holds up.
We all know what Jurassic Park is so I won’t get into the storyline. Instead I will concentrate on the elements of this movie that really blew me away, mainly the dinosaurs and the sound/music.
So let’s start with the dinosaurs and holy moly did they look amazing! The animatronics looked incredibly lifelike and even the CGI held up brilliantly. When they find the sick Triceratops I couldn’t believe the amount of work that had gone into that animal. The details of its eyes to the scaliness of its skin was insane! I thought it looked incredible and honestly better than some animatronics you get in this day and age, the time, thought, and love that went into this movie can be seen in almost every frame and it makes watching so much more enjoyable.
One scene I particularly want to focus on is the T-Rex scene with the children in the jeep. What I loved about this scene was how tense it was, it literally had my heart stop at certain moments, and the whole thing happened with no music. We needed no jump scare sounds to make this beast scary, no thriller music to keep up the pace or put you on the edge of your seat. The horror was all from the sounds that were naturally happening, the visuals, and the silence. Silence played such an important part in this scene and my god was it used well! I was absolutely terrified and it made everything so much more tense and enclosed.
And that’s what true horror is all about, I’ve spoken about this before, but when you can just present an audience with a scene with no extra sound effects or unneeded noises to make them jump and just what they’re seeing on screen and the natural noises are enough to scare the life out of you that is what I live for! It takes great craftsmanship to pull off but when you do it is an experience like no other.
Despite taking so long to finally watch this movie I thoroughly enjoyed it and it is definitely one I will watch again. I would even go as far to say this movie is a classic and is timeless, if you ignore all the very outdated computer equipment etc.!
What do you think of Jurassic Park?
Until next time.