#18- Jurassic Park (1993)

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- David "MVP" Eckstein: # 16
- Bryan Hernandez: #15

Directed By: Steven Spielberg
Written By: Michael Crichton and David Koepp
Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum
Based Upon: The book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The Plot

Billionaire John Hammond (John Attenborough) creates a theme park entitled Jurassic Park that has actual, living dinosaurs in it due to advances in modern science. Hammond invites two scientists (Neill and Dern), a mathematician (Goldblum), his grandchildren and a few others before the park becomes open to the public. However, while at the park, things go terribly wrong and the dinosaurs break free and wreck havoc.

Why This Movie Is Great

Jurassic Park is the quintessential blockbuster. It has everything. Great special effects, things getting blown up, and dinosaurs.

The special effects, especially when it came to creating the dinosaurs, is just incredible. Every little boy goes through a paleontology phase when they are just obsessed with dinosaurs. Mine happen to coincide with the release of Jurassic Park (I just turned six when the movie was released). To see your dreams and fantasies on the silver screen was just amazing. The film is extremely over-the-top and just excellent in every single way.

Overall, this movie is just an epic masterpiece. Everything is just larger than life. It's movies like Jurassic Park that are the reason we go to the movies.