The Revival of Jurassic Park

UPDATE: With the recent release of Jurassic World, now is the perfect time to reminisce about the epic 1993 blockbuster, Jurassic Park.

Jurassic Park was simply magical, with special effects and heart-stopping thrills that still hold up 22 years later.

Based upon the novel by Michael Crichton, and directed by Steven Spielberg, the original was not only entertaining but technically flawless. The movie won three Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, and Best Sound Editing) and grossed nearly $915 million worldwide, easily surpassing #2 on this list, Mrs. Doubtfire (another classic).

The line “Welcome to Jurassic Park” still gives me goose bumps, with the awe-inspiring theme song coming in at a close second.

And it that’s not enough to get your nostalgia flowing, here’s the original trailer.

Jurassic World certainly has some big shoes shoes to fill, but the buzz has been extremely positive. Here’s what some of the critics are saying:

“Nothing will ever top the original, of course, but this sequel is certainly leagues better than the others.” – Mike McGranaghan Aisle Seat

“Jurassic World” is the sequel that “Jurassic Park” fans have been waiting two decades for.” – John Hanlon
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“Bigger, faster, louder … (but) the marvel and wonder of Jurassic Park can never be matched.” – Matt Neal The Standard

“It took 22 years, and it took three tries, but Hollywood has finally hatched a worthy sequel to Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking and spine-tingling Jurassic Park.” – Mike Scott Times-Picayune