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Old April 10 2013, 02:51 AM   #16
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It sure was a lot of fun, like a familiar roller-coaster. It was particularly fun to share it with our kids.

I'm glad to see everyone else enjoying it.

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Old April 11 2013, 08:01 AM   #17
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Caught it last night. I really enjoyed it. I thought the 3-D was tastefully done, but the picture was kind of blurry for me since I forgotten my regular distance glasses. So I won't talk about the 3-D.. it added good depth, which is very tasteful.

I saw this film 9 times in the theater when I was 19, and it is a fantastic film. watching it now, it holds up. Sure, there's a lot of dinosaur action, but there's also more time that Spielberg pulls back and allows us to take in this amazing place, so he didn't overcrowd the film with dinosaurs. He builds it in such a way that way that we feel like we are seeing a real Tyrannosaur come to life again and not just a cool special effect. The creature is amazing, and I love how it behaves the way a real animal might. The T-Rex's first appearance is one of the most perfect scenes ever filmed, combining CGI and animatronics, with a lot of hard work, and it is still amazing. The T-Rex may be my favorite CGI creature ever put on film, because it's actually much more.

For the last ten years, the trend in Hollywood is to have more angst in their characters. "Should I do this, and save people, fall in love, or be myself." This has been the theme of many of the superhero or teen paranormal romance films. I'm not knocking them, but I really enjoyed seeing JP again, where such "martyr-style"angst was no where to be found. These were adult characters.. not young ansty adults or teenagers. These were flawed but professional people. Ian Malcolm is one of my favorite movie characters ever.

I loved his relationship with Grant. Here, he openly tries to put the moves on Gran'ts significant other, and Grant let's him know that she's not available,, but they don't hate each other. these characters might be simply drawn but they are not two-dimensional. They are both the most respected minds in their particular fields, but Grant keeps a low profile, while Ian eats up his celebrity status. It would be as if Aerosmith opened up their Rock and Roler Coaster in another theme park, and a famous engineer (Grant) and Steve Tyler himself (Ian Malcolm) showed up on the same tour to sign off on the ride. Of course, it's not hard to iamgine that hte rock star might be a bit showy in front of the engineer's girl. That's part of the job description. People like Grant would give him a pass.

And the description of Malcolm in the film is so dead on: "He suffers from a deplorable excess of personality." You don't get dialogue like that any more. Most of my cars have had their own deplorable excess of personality.

The kids were also very good, especially in the scenes before and during the first attack, because Spielberg lets us see them as real kids we can care about.

Man, I love this film.
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Old April 11 2013, 08:25 AM   #18
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I saw it last night with my older brother. It's one of our favorite films, as well as a huge part of our childhood. I was eight when it first came out in theaters, and my brother took me to see it with him. It was terrifying, but it was also the coolest thing I had ever seen. It blew my little eight-year-old mind. When it came out on video, we literally watched it every day. And it was mostly responsible for my childhood obsession with dinosaurs. (To this day, I'm sure I could tell you the names of almost every dinosaur. ) So needless to say, I would have gone to see it even if it hadn't been in 3-D.

However, it really was great in 3-D. Not spectacular, but pretty danged great. The Gallimimus scene looked especially good. What really impresses me is how well the special effects have held up over the years. Twenty years later, that T-rex still looks like a frigging dinosaur. I love that.

Also, it was so much fun seeing it in the theater, because there were kids in the audience who obviously hadn't seen it before. During the scene where Grant finds the clutch of eggs, I heard one kid in the audience go, "UH-OH!!" It was adorable.

I'm going to see it again, with my best friend. She was only six when it first came out, so she wasn't old enough to see it in the theater. She's really excited; it's one of her favorite movies, too.
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Old April 15 2013, 01:29 AM   #19
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Finally got to see it today and I'll echo the previous sentiments: it was outstanding 20 years ago and it is outstanding today! Noticed a lot of details in the sets that I had forgotten over the past two decades (or hadn't noticed at all before).

Since others have pointed out the great writing, performances, special effects and directing, I'll take sound. The movie is loud when it needs to be and not just for the sake of being loud. I saw it several times in the theater during the first run and I had really forgotten the emphasis on the t-rex roar and the raptor's screeching.

The t-rex attack scene definitely holds up (and may be one of the best "action" sequences in movie history) but when it cuts back to the crew in the computer room everyone in the theater exhales at the same time just like they did 20 years ago.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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Gonna go see it again tonight with a buddy of mine who remembers seein' it in theaters twenty years ago.

Should be fun!
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Old April 16 2013, 04:10 PM   #21
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^ Stop the presses! Two people to attend cinema screening this evening!
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Old April 17 2013, 03:34 AM   #22
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Why not see it again? The 3D was well done, and the tickets are free for me.
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Old April 17 2013, 03:50 AM   #23
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Why not see it again? The 3D was well done, and the tickets are free for me.
I like to see a movie I like over and over again. If the imagery is beautiful, I'll watch without sound. The theatre itself makes your viewing experience unique.
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