Thursday, March 10, 2011
Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments: #95 - Jurassic Park (1993)
Reaplings, I promise to be brief today. I don't like this movie. It's one of the 'big budget with a plot that goes nowhere' genre films that can either be cheddary good or limburger bad. I side with the latter cheese.I'm sure the Michael Crichton novel the film(directed by Steven Spielberg) is based on is a million times better than the CGI-codswallop I had the misfortune to watch when it premiered in the theaters in the summer of '93.
Oh sure, the dinosaurs....
Anyway, the dinosaurs are fantastic. The velociraptor, especially. I just think this movie is an instance where I wasn't impressed. I wanted a tad more plot in this thing. I know it's supposed to be a 'thrill-ride', escapist fare, but c'mon! The one thing that got on my nerves, Newman's "You forgot to say the magic word!" No wonder Jerry Seinfeld didn't like him! Scary moments? Sure, the T-Rex munching on the guy on the toilet! The sinisterness of the velociraptor. But this is far from a horror film!