Jurassic Park (1993) Dir. Steven Spielberg
Dr. Grant, my dear Dr. Sattler. Welcome to Jurassic Park
For such a long time, this was my favourite film. I cannot remember how many times I watched and re-watched this when I was growing up. To this day I am still blown away by this film. One of the thing that Spielberg does best is hide the monster of the film, or at the least, delay the reveal of them. I think it’s something like 30-45 minutes before the amazing reveal of the dinosaurs and that moment goes down in movie history as one of the greatest moments ever. The slow reveal with John Williams wonderful score playing in the background is, simply, amazing.
There are so many iconic moments in tis film. To name a few, there’s the shot of the water cup shaking, the T-Rex chase, Nedry trying to escape and so so many more. Easily one of Spielberg’s greatest ever films.
Another one of my personal favourite moments is when they all leave the car and the discover the sick Triceratops. That is such a great sequence and the triceratops instantly became my favourite dinosaur. The look on wonder on Alan Grant’s face completely sells what is happening.