I’ve recently watched the blockbuster-movie Jurassic Park for … I don’t know, the 50th time and it’s still just as great as it was the first time. The amazing story and some spectacular acting from Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum combined with astonishing effects, the success was inevitable. And the title itself was mind blowing for a 10 year old kid like myself.
In 1997 came the second one, entitled The Lost World: Jurassic Park, starring Jeff Goldblum reprising his role as dr. Ian Malcolm, Julianne Moore and a very young and creepy looking Vince Vaughn. The plot of this one is pretty simple, John Hammond sends a group of people to Site B, located on Isla Sorna, where the actual cloning-process takes place, to procure information about the various species whilst his nephew arrives with a group of hunters to secure and extract the dinosaurs to the mainland. Things go wrong, people die, bla bla, it’s like it’s always is, one stupid man is responsible for a lot of deaths as always. A good movie but not as great as the first one. One highlight in this movie is that we get to see Peter Stormare do what he does best… being a total DICK! I missed the comforting touch of Sam Neill’s character Alan Grant though.
The year 2001 came around and the conclusion of the Jurassic Park-trilogy was upon us. This is a pretty stupid story but somehow it works. William H. Macy and Téa Leoni plays a couple who hires dr. Grant (with some extreme convincing) for an expedition to Isla Sorna and all hell breaks loose.
The first thing that caught my attention with this movie was that Neill was back to reprise his Alan Grant. At last, I would get to see him After his encounter with the magnificent dinosaurs, how had he changed? Was he still as negative towards children? Did the machines finally learned to appreciate him? In short, things I wanted to know, I was now about to find out.
The movie itself was pretty awesome actually, where the effects stood proud to the first one and the story-line along with some great twists and fantastic acting from especially William H. Macy (who in my book is pretty much one of the most underrated actors of all time) made it a great movie-experience.
Some short thoughts about Jurassic Park for you there. And the reason for this you might ask? I’ve recently found out that an announcement for Jurassic Park IV has been made and I just had to write Something about the franchise. My anticipations for this fourth installment is pretty high due to the fact that I liked the third one better than the second one and hope that they follow in that direction.
Well, that’s it for now, but until next time… Peace out hombrés!