Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Zaki's Retro Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

When director Steven Spielberg’s dinos-on-the-rampage blockbuster Jurassic Park first hit the screen in summer of 1993, twenty-two years ago now (I’ll let you process that number for a second, and let the reality of how much older you are sink in) it was a legitimate phenomenon. Promising an adventure “65 million years in the making,” the project carried the pedigree of a hugely successful 1990 novel by the legendary Michael Crichton, not to mention Spielberg at the helm, and photorealistic dinosaurs that promised to up the ante for special effects forever. It was a true game changer. For everyone but me, that is.

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